Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Forty Second!

Yesterday (Monday, June 27) was our 42nd wedding anniversary. Been a while since we have celebrated one of those at home!

But, we did celebrate! Last night and today (Tuesday is our normal free day).  We started out with dinner and a movie on Monday night and then continued with a couple of fun things on Tuesday.

Here's some pics of a couple of the things we did.

The second picture (the first being anniversary flowers, of course) is of the James A. Garfield mansion in nearby Mentor, Ohio.  It is quite a place!  James Garfield was the 20th President of the United States but was assassinated after only 120 days in office.

The house started as a simple nine room home which the Garfield's added onto and fixed up over a period of a few years. We'll show pictures of the inside in a later post.

From there, we went to the Cleveland Zoo (again). They had the sea lion and seal exhibit back together (it was closed for our first visit) and we were there when they did their daily show. We kind of enjoy zoos.

And then drove over to Lake Erie to visit a nice piece of World War II hardware -- the submarine USS Cod.  A veteran (and champion) of many sea battles, the Cod is the only sub from that era which is still in original condition. And it was really fascinating to walk through the old boat.  We feel better, now, about living in our VERY roomy RV for six months! Boy is it cramped in there!

That's Elder Caldwell as he exited the sub.  It was fun seeing things we had only seen before in movies.

Again, we will show more pics (some of the inside) in subsequent posts.

We had a good time. Tomorrow, we go back to work at Grandpa Johnson's place. That will be fun, too!


The Fendleys said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I know why you like Zoos so much, they remind you of home!! We are all kinda crazy when we get together, like monkeys in a Zoo, right? :)

Brandi said...

Happy Anniversary!

Marcia said...

I love finding old mansions and things like that to walk through. They are so amazing. Sounds like you had a great time. Happy Anniversary!!!

REBYRYAN said...

Happy Anniversary! I meant to call...but didn't...Sorry! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

Bressler Bunch said...

Me too! I meant to call too! Days are kinda running together anymore. I don't even know what day of the week it is. Happy anniversary!