Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Celebrating One Year of Pure Happiness!

Ryan and spent our one year anniversary in the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. We stayed in a little hick town called Luray (lew-ray). It was interesting. We loved our drive up to the mountains and took our time, as we missed our campground a few times. Upon finally arriving, we picked out a tucked away campsite that only had one neighbor. The site was tucked into the woods and was the best one on the campground. Little did we know that this private campground did not have any supervision. So, our one neighbor turned out to be 4 completely high and drunk 40 yr. old men who listened to their stoner music very loud and swore even louder. The sheer volume of their idiotic conversation dominated our attempts at a normal conversation. Luckily, by 11:30pm they passed out. Unfortunately, at that time some local teenagers decided to arrive at the campground and walk around and talk till 5am! We did not get much sleep that night. After talking with the campground owners in the morning and assured that everyone was leaving, we decided to stay. We went on an amazing hike that was surprisingly challenging at parts. We basically climbed up a side of a mountain and the view was amazing. We have plenty of pictures to prove it.
We took an amazing drive through the Shenandoah National Park on Skyline drive. The Valley is breathtaking! We enjoyed the day so much!
That evening our new neighbors also decided that it is o.k to bring a BOSE sound system into the woods. I guess they thought that everyone wanted to listen to their music. They also decided to turn up the bass. They took their system into their tent, turned up the volume and went to sleep. Awesome. So, after Ryan asking them repeatedly to turn it off and after they turned it off and than back on again, we left. We decided that we wanted to just spend time with each other uninterrupted by inconsiderate people. So, at 1am we packed up our site and drove the 5 hrs home. We actually enjoyed the drive back and crashed in a nice soft bed.
We were surprisingly happy the whole time! We have fond thoughts of our trip and we throughly enjoyed our days.
Marriage has been a wonderful adventure. Each day i fall more in love with my husband. I am so excited to see what our future holds.

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