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Along the Rogue River in Oregon

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 14 June 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Winding our way west across the US to the northwest, before sailing on the Matanuska Ferry to Alaska. This was near the beginning of our five-month long trip to celebrate our 40th anniversary.

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


14 Jun 2009 11:56am

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Five- month long ??
Wonderful ! Doing something together after all those years and enjoy it, it is a some kind of wonder and certainly a big happiness.

14 Jun 2009 1:00pm

@Leena: Yes, Leena, a true dream came true. Five months of exploring our country and a bit of western Canada together was heavenly. We had a wonderful time!

Barbara from Florida, United States

Proud and happy to have each other. That is what I see in both of your faces. A beautiful memory.

14 Jun 2009 1:08pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb, and yes, so many beautiful memories!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

We have joined you in being on pins and needles waiting for the pathology report. The Rogue is a fabulous river. We lived in Juneau for 7 years in the late 70s and early 80s; so we spent some wonderful times on the Matanuska.

14 Jun 2009 1:52pm

@john4jack: Thank you, Jack, however the surgeon said that either way, he thinks I'll be fine.
Wow, Juneau had to have been an interesting place back when you were there - less crowded. We enjoyed our one-way trip from Bellingham to Haines on the Matanuska.

Xavier from Troyes, France

another nice souvenir :-)

14 Jun 2009 2:38pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

How fortunate that you can travel your great country without passports or visas. I suppose each state has its own identity though. Great shot Judy..!

14 Jun 2009 3:46pm

@observing: Well, we did have to have papers as we traveled in and out of Canada. :D

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I really feel like I'm getting to "know" you guys from your vacation shots!!! You're so lucky to have traveled to all these wonderful places........

14 Jun 2009 3:48pm

@Susan: We feel really blessed to have done the traveling we did WHEN we did, before the IRS changed the status of Mike's pension agreement as a disabled firefighter!

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

wow,many ups and downs along life's road but you have really made it together thus far,you and Grandpa Mike are truly examples that I look up to.Hope you are recovering well:)

14 Jun 2009 5:10pm

@tyan: Hang onto your priorities, Tyan: God, marriage, family, and in that order. xo

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

That is so beautiful, you know how much I enjoy your Sunday photos!

14 Jun 2009 6:19pm

@Lorraine: Thanks, Lorraine; I can't believe the year is already approaching the end.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This is perfect!

14 Jun 2009 8:03pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you, Glenn.

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

umm, 10 years ago and I bet those years have just flown by. Gorgeous couple, gorgeous bubbling river. I love the raw beauty of Oregon. That 50th anniversary is coming up pretty quick isn't it? I just know that as Ray and I approach our 48th how fast it has all gone by and had you told us back then where we would be now and what we would be doing, we would just shake our heads in wonder. I think that you and Mike are like Ray and I.... we wouldn't change a thing except for the few heartaches that have come along the way. But as far as loving each other, no way would we change it. I wish you 10 or 20 more sweet friend.

15 Jun 2009 1:56am

@Marion: I know, how quickly the years go, but thankfully for you two and ourselves, the love just gets stronger. Without that, how would be ever have gotten over the hurdles put in our paths? All in all, we can say, "Well done." Right? xo

MiNe from Mcallen Texas, United States

It's a beautiful photograph. Congratulations!!!

15 Jun 2009 2:57am

@MiNe: Thank you!

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

five-month long trip!!!! wow!

8 Jul 2009 4:57am

@Magda: We did for our 40th anniversary and are soooo happy we did. After that we had major pension changes and never could have done it after that.