Sunday, October 01, 2006

Going offline for a while

Tomorrow my husband, MIL and I are off to San Francisco for a holiday. Tuesday, October 3rd is our 35th wedding anniversary, and we plan to go to the spot in the hills above Berkeley where we were married.

We are renting the bottom floor of one of those gorgeous Victorian houses (click on this link to see more photos and info) on a hill in San Francisco for two weeks. Hubby and MIL will return to Melbourne then but I will stay on for another 2 or 3 weeks. It will be a new experience, not having to be back by a certain date to go back to work. Oh, how I am enjoying being retired!

I don't know when I'll be posting again as I won't have much access to the internet, especially during the first two weeks of October, but do please visit my blog again in November. Hopefully though I'll be able to get in a post in the second half of October - we'll see.

Take care, everyone!

19 comments:

PEA said...

First of all Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!!! Wow, how wonderful that you're going to San Francisco where you were married...have an absolutely fabulous time and we'll be looking forward to your return in November:-) Hugs xox

Meow said...

Hope you have the most amazing Happy Anniversary. Have a ball in San Fransisco. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back.
Take care, Meow

Alice said...

Happy Anniversary, Val. Sounds like a wonderful to celebrate. Enjoy every minute.

Sue said...

You'll see lots of changes here! I know you're going to have a wonderful time.
Stay in touch!!

DellaB said...

wow is right... San Francisco just sounds romantic and what better reason to revisit... I am even excited for you!

take care - havagoodone...
Della

Annette said...

Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy! Look for me when you go to Tilden Park. It was such a great day.

Annette

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Happy 35th when it arrives and have a great time in San Francisco.

Merle said...

Dear Val ~ Congratulations on 35 years of marriage to both you and your husband. Have a wonderful time and enjoy every minute. We will be waiting for you when you get back. It's sort of like an end of the season trip !!
Take care my friend,Love, Merle.

Val said...

Thanks for your good wishes, everyone.

And Merle, you've hit the nail on the head: we always schedule a holiday or at least a weekend away following the grand final because it takes a while to get used to a weekend without football. So from now on I'm going to call it our "end of season trip". And for non-Aussies, that's what they call the trip that most of the players go on after the season finishes. They go as whole teams, and from what I've heard, it can get pretty wild. We however will be quite sedate!

Tanya said...

Have a great time and a great anniversary. I LOVE San Francisco and am looking forward to the stories once you return.

Granny said...

I'll be there I think the weekend of Oct 13th.

Lee-ann said...

Val.........gosh what a great time you are going to have, yes it is me I am "all better now!" almost now it is hubbies turn poor dear.

thank you for a lovely comment you left me while I was ill.

have a great! great holiday and we will need to know ALL! about it when you get back.
Lee-ann

Lindsay Lobe said...

H-VaL
~ Congratulations on 35 years of marriage- as we have 37 years!! I guess we are more or less in the same era

I am sure you will have a wonderful trip overseas!! Any number of Internet Cafe's for you to share spme experiences with pictures and posts if your able to fit it in !
Best wishes

Sonia said...

Enjoy your trip! I hope you have the most amazing and lovely 35th Happy Anniversary! I am looking forward to see the voyage's pictures!

Jeanette said...

Hi Val and Hubby congratulations on your 35th anniversary.
Have a wonderful trip will be waiting when you return . take care Jen

Tammy said...

Well congrats my friend on your anniversary...have lots of fun...I know you will at a beautiful place like this!!
Have a safe trip!!
:-D

Kerri said...

Oh Val, how romantic, going to the spot where you were married 35 years ago. Congratulations on your 35 years of marriage! Life is good when you're still together and in love after that many years :) We were married in 71 too (April), as you'll probably remember from my anniversary post.
Have a wonderful trip and come back with lots of good stories and photos for us :) We'll miss you!

Robert said...

Finally, after all these years, I will get to see/hear from Val in person! For those of you who don't know, I am one of her former students, and she is a special lady.

And 35 years ago, I was at her wedding, which was a 70s event. The bride had flowers in her hair, it was held in a park, and the groom didn't wear a tie! Frankly, I was worried she would leave us to go to Australia. However, she did finish out my senior year as my German teacher.

LittleJen said...

Congradulations obn 35 years of marriage, hope you enjoy your holiday.

Jo