Saturday, October 26, 2013

Then and Now

Happy Birthday Gerry!!
We have been backpacking in the mountains all week for Gerry's birthday.
I'll post more pics later. Trying to get unpacked and have a nice day with the birthday boy.

Lots to tell.... stay tuned!
Here we are at Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway this past week at 53 years old. This is the first place we ever camped together and we keep going back. What a beautiful spot this is for camping.

I shudder to post this, but I'm so damn proud of how much better we look now at 53 than we looked at 23. Young and stupid! What were we thinking with this Indiana Jones look, haha! We was goin' fishin'

We travel much lighter too. Backpack, sleeping bag, tent and a small bag of food and warm fleece. That's about all we had this time. Back then we brought the kitchen sink and about ten coolers. Love being older and wiser!
I'll be back soon......


oldgreymare said...

We're like fine wines.....:D

Oh if I had the wisdom back then that I have now? Oh how different my path would be...not better perhaps but surely different.

Tracey Broome said...

I know Suzan! I just keep trying to pass on that wisdom to my kid in hopes she doesn't make all the dumb mistakes I did. Yes, like a fine wine.... I like that!

cookingwithgas said...

you two look fabulous and are so happy together.
It is that happiness that shines. Happy Birthday to your guy!
We need a day soon.....

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks Meredith, could say the same about you and Mark!
Just trying to have some fun, yes a day!

Sandy miller said...

A big Happy Birthday to your main squeeze!! What a fantastic way to celebrate a birthday! Love the before and after pictures :)

What a kick in the pants to get my pack out! We spent our honeymoon on the Blue Ridge :)

Tracey Broome said...

H. Sandy, thanks. My mom and dad spent their honeymoon on the Blue Ridge too! Gerry and I have spent many many weekends up there, not as much lately as we would like, but hoping to change that!

Caroline said...

I came across your blog as a link on smartcat's blog which I read on Mud Colony. I must tell you that I am so glad you posted the earlier photo as well as the current photo. It (literally) brought tears to my eyes to see two people still enjoying each other's company after thirty years.

Shannon said...

excellent to see how we morph!