Saturday, July 30, 2011

Eleven Years

We celebrated our eleventh anniversary recently.

Some years we plan a significant celebration and some years we plan a small celebration. This year we went to La Posada for breakfast on the weekend prior to our anniversary. We had talked for several years about La Posada, a railroad hotel in Winslow designed by Mary Jane Colter. The hotel is being refurbished and is on the registry of National Historic Landmarks.

I assumed the trip would be short; breakfast, a few minutes of browsing and return home. We were gone six hours and could have taken longer. While wandering around the grounds and the hallways we met artist Tina Mion who owns the hotel with her husband. Many of Tina's painting are displayed throughout the building. Her descriptions of the histories behind some of the paintings made them more interesting.

La Posada Entrance.
Julie leading the way into La Posada.

La Posada Hallway.
One of the refurbished and decorated areas of La Posada.

On the day of our anniversary I was working on something and needed to know the date. I asked Julie and she wasn't sure and suggested I check the calendar in the kitchen. I guess this isn't surprising since about eight years ago we began discussing the date of our anniversary and neither of us were certain so we had to check our marriage certificate.

Julie on our eleventh anniversary.
Julie on our eleventh anniversary.

Me on our eleventh anniversary.
Me on our eleventh anniversary.

We had a small celebration that day by driving to town for lunch.


Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Congratulations guys.

7/30/2011 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous alex Pendragon said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, but....was that a CAMEL I saw in the first picture?

7/30/2011 04:09:00 PM  
Blogger Tim Hodgens said...


7/30/2011 05:23:00 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Michael, yes, that is a rusty, artistic, impressive camel. La Posada is filled with art.

7/31/2011 04:58:00 AM  
Blogger Regenia said...

Paul and Julie,
I'm sorry I didn't remember to send you congratulations. I don't seem to be able to keep up with anything like that any more. But hope it was a good day. Allan and I think you two were made for each other.

On another note, Trista and Ale laughed pretty hard when we told them you two had to check your marriage certificate for your actual wedding date! They LOVED it!

8/02/2011 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Sunrooms Northern Ireland said...

Congratulations! You both deserve this beautiful and relaxing trip. Enjoy!

8/18/2011 02:14:00 AM  

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