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January 28, 2012


Day one

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January 28, 2012


Day one

Our First Date!

Without a doubt, a very memorable day for us!  We met on the corner of 5th Avenue and 79th Street, next to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park.  Neither one of us could actually see each other at first.  Brian was being blinded by the winter sun's reflection in the NYC windows (a moment that led Brian to secretly give his future wife the nickname "My Angel" as the way the sun lit her silhouette reminded him of the old show "Touched by an Angel"), and Camella simply wouldn't dare allow Brian to see her in her glasses, so it was all a blur to her.

Camella crossed the street to where Brian was eagerly waiting, and we met each other with butterflies and smiles.  Then, with the surprisingly not awkward hello's out of the way, we decided to take advantage of the unbelievably gorgeous day (it was in the mid 70's!) and ventured out into Central Park.  We had no true destination.  It was simply our first little adventure together.  We wandered through the park, turning here and there, telling stories, asking questions...laughing.  Lot's of laughing!

The time was already flying by, and when we somehow found our way back to where we started, we decided to add a little culture to our date.  So we strolled on over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  We both love and appreciate culture and art (admittedly in different ways at times).  Our comfort with each other was astounding.  Somewhere between Ancient Rome and Japan our hands brushed, and that little moment, the moment our hearts leapt out of our chests, and we apparently did not black out, caused our hands to wrap and close around the other.  A little glance at one another and a shy smile, and we were in our own little world.

So at the end of our tour through some of history's most amazing culture, we could have called it a day and went home extremely happy.  However, neither of us could say goodbye just yet.  So off we went to Time Square and to Planet Hollywood for some dinner and music.  This was actually where we had our first picture ever taken together, and we still have it!  Anyway, food, more stories, and lots more laughter would lead us all the way back to Central Park.

Still unable to say goodbye, we decided to walk through the park a little while longer.  It was a clear night.  There was something magical about sitting on a bench in the middle of New York City, surrounded by nature, and looking up at the night sky and actually seeing the stars above the city lights. 

And so our perfect first date came to a close.  A nice warm hug and we parted ways for our journeys home.  Day one was a beautiful success!

 

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Journeys and Adventures


Days 2 through.......1,287

Journeys and Adventures


Days 2 through.......1,287

Building Our Relationship

We're not going to walk you through every moment of the next 1,286 days, don't worry, but there are certainly some things we'd like to say about the three and a half years after our first date.

Getting to know each other was fun.  We went to see so many movies together as we're both movie buffs with fairly similar tastes so this has become one of our favorite things to do together.  As we continued to learn more and more about one another, we were both amazed at how wonderfully we seemed to fit together.  That's not to say it was all perfect, but it was (and still is) the best relationship either of us has ever experienced.

After about 6 months we decided to go on our first multi-day adventure together.  We spent several days in Lancaster, PA where we stayed in a lovely bed and breakfast, took some time with the local Amish people, and ate some truly great crab cakes and Boston clam chowder at the Blue Bird Inn.  After we got our fill of the countryside, we took our growing love to The Castle on the Hudson in Tarrytown, NY.  Brian has a thing for castles, so he couldn't be happier.  Our luxurious suite came with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne.  Tarrytown itself is a great small town with a lot of little shops to wander through.  It was an amazing first vacation together, and it would be the first of many.

Over the next few years, we discovered that we both have a deep love for traveling.  We traveled nearby, and we traveled clear across the world.  Every trip we went on together solidified our love even further.