To begin, I love that on October 1, the day the government shut down, we went to Canada.
We had been planning our 13th anniversary trip for many months. After four years of botched anniversary trips (due to geographical separations, family emergencies, and the buying of a foreclosure), we decided to cash in every hotel and airline point Chuck had and make Lucky No. 13 worthwhile.
In nine days, we went to Vancouver, Whistler, Cannon Beach, Portland, Seattle, and Las Vegas. We enjoyed every single day, slept and ate well, had favorable weather 90 percent of the time, visited a few friends, and were confident that our kiddos were safe and sound with their grandmother.
Truly, it was the best trip we’ve ever had. I have nearly 1,000 photos to edit and I will not rush the process. On October 1, in spite of the Congressional circus, Nashville gave us a fine Tennessee orange sunrise farewell and the skies were clear for flying.
While I intend to post photos in chronological order, I’ll share this one early, which was taken in front of the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas on our actual anniversary. There are many, many photos to come, but right now I’m off to get my dog from the kennel. Son of a gun, I actually missed him.