I want to tell you a story about a dear friend of mine in Seattle. She's just over 50, and she joined an online dating site geared toward specific interests (Geek to Geek, or something like that), stipulating that she wanted to meet someone who lived within 25 miles. She started emailing one guy who sparked her interest, and they kept emailing and getting more interested in each other. They were very compatible, so they decided to meet.
She suggested a place in Seattle, and he replied asking where that was. She was kind of surprised he hadn't heard of it, so she asked him where he was. He replied Glasgow! So much for the 25-mile criterion!
By now they were already friends – good friends – and they kept emailing and also started Skyping and messaging each other. This went on for several months, and the relationship continued to grow. They wanted to meet in person, so they decided they would meet on the east coast of the US.
After she flew out, all her friends on Facebook waited with bated breath. Of course, the meeting would be filled with anxiety and trepidation. Would it be everything she hoped for and deserved? Would she be hurt? What if the magic didn't exist in real life? What would they do for five days if it just doesn't work?
It took a few days, but finally she posted a picture - of their hands entwined. That said it all.
So... they just got married!!! I'm tearing up anew as I write this! They married in a beautiful, Victorian town on the Puget Sound, Port Townsend, Washington. Of course we went.
This was the view from our motel in Bremerton, the Flagship Inn.
It's an old motel, but they've cleaned it up and added all the amenities, and the view was to die for.
|Mr. S sacrificed part of his muffin - how could you resist that face?|
In the morning we had beggars down below the balcony.
I didn't get any pictures of all the lovely old Victorian houses in Port Townsend, but you'll see plenty if you Google it. A lot of the bigger houses are bed-and-breakfast places now.
I won't post personal wedding photos, except this one to show you the beautiful park where my friends got married.
I put the bride and groom on the inside - where it was much bigger than it looks from the outside. Well, sort of bigger.
I forgot to have Mr. S take any full-length pictures of me, but here are some cropped close-ups that show my hair growing out in a silver sweep.
And it's not too late to link up with Visible Monday, so I'm going over to check out Patti's new kitchen!