If It Ain’t Broke…Don’t Break It, Again!

It's our anniversary: If it ain't broke... don't break it, again


January 14 is a date I’ll never forget. One year ago today, on our wedding anniversary, is the day Denene broke her leg. And boy did she ever do it right. Broken in three places. Surgery. Plates, pins, and screws. Lots of physical therapy. Wheelchair and crutches. A blue cast. And…it broke my heart to see her like that.

Well, the date has rolled around again and we’re going to try to have the celebration we missed out on last year. But you can bet that I’m going to be watching every step she takes today. No slip ups this year!

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to take a peek at a few of the places we’ve been over the years. And you know what…we’ve done some traveling! Lots of hiking, walking, climbing, paddling, driving, flying, and boating to get to some of these spots. Shoot, we’ve even stood on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.

How about you? Recognize any of these sights?

Pacific Coast Hwy/Big Sur.

Washington State, overlooking the San Juan Islands. We found the spot by parking the car and taking a walk through some pretty dense woods. What a pleasant surprise when we reached this clearing.

The bridge to Mt. St. Helens.

Somewhere in the thick of the Cascades in Washington State. Another hike. A very looonnngggg hike.

Boston skyline.

Sydney, Australia

Hearst Castle swimming pool. San Simeon, California.

Okay, you know where this was taken, right…

Grand Canyon during a cross country RV trip.

Somewhere in Arizona.

Heading south on Hwy 1 from San Jose, California.

Jockey’s Ridge, N.C.

Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.

Santa Barbara, California.

Sunset in Capitola, California (Think Hitchcock’s THE BIRDS).

Anyway, here’s to many more years of happiness, and happy I am.


Happy anniversary, Denene!


8 replies
  1. Lee Lofland
    Lee Lofland says:

    We’ve been to the Gilroy Garlic Festival a couple of times. Nothing like a a big ‘ol scoop of garlic ice cream to send your taste buds out of control.

    And there’s the nearby Morgan Hill Mushroom Festival. Now that was some really good eatin’. Met Eddie Money there and chatted with him for a while. The “Money Man” is cool.

    The Lavender Festival in Washington (lavender ice tea…yuck!).

  2. Terry Odell
    Terry Odell says:

    Been to a lot of those. Especially that somewhere in Arizona. Twice. You neglected to mention that Capitola is the artichoke capital of the world. (Not to be confused with Gilroy, the garlic capital.)


  3. Terry Odell
    Terry Odell says:

    Happy Anniversary, and make sure it’s safe. Gorgeous pictures. I even recognized a few of them. And have been to a couple. When driving home from Tempe, we debated stopping in Winslow to take a picture of us standing on a corner, but we didn’t.

    (My Friday Field Trip at my blog has a similar theme–my mom shared pictures of some of her travels)

    Terry’s Place
    Romance with a Twist–of Mystery

  4. D. Swords
    D. Swords says:

    Congratulations to both of you, and I’m glad Denene is doing much better.

    I recognize two places. When will you fill in the blanks?

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