Perfect Together

During this week which is sort of a "stay-cation" kind of week, my husband and I drove to a neighboring town to walk around Knoebels Amusement park.  We spent a total of $20 dollars on eating some food and riding the train.  Of course, we walked around and people watched.  Ever since we've been married, we've been people watchers.

We saw lots of families and summer camp children walking about.  The weather was in the low eighties but the humidity was high (still).  This blog will not become a weather complaining blog so I'll keep the comments of what I thought of that high humidity to myself.

We are married 29 years near the end of the month and we are perfect together in that:

-he rides roller coasters but becomes nauseous on spinning rides
-I'm all for a big spin and leave me off of the roller coasters!!

unrelated but:

-he can take care of any bleeding injury and triage assess whether we need to go to ER when the kids (our son) did stupid stuff
-I was the cleaner upper of any kind of stomach upset.....enough said

-he likes the top part of romaine lettuce 
-give me the crunchy bottoms

-I am an early riser for any school outing and driving at the crack of dawn
-he stayed up super late waiting for kids to come home from dances or football games.

-I panic about everything
-he rarely panics but if he does, I don't see the rationale

-he loves to drive long distances
-I love to sit as a passenger and tell him how to drive

-he usually agrees with my ideas
-I usually like my ideas as well :)

Lady Liberty in a smaller version welcoming us to the international food court
 We are still navigating the empty nest.  Overall we are used to it and we have fun together doing lots of things that were set aside while raising the kids.  But while we were at the park, we had a lot of "remember when" conversations as we passed by rides our children loved or hated.

That is what is the very best of a long marriage.  You have a history together and endless possibilities of chats and talks.

arr, a pirate ship that sells stuff in the hull!

I would never ride this in a million years

viking welcoming you to ride a water ride
I have a few more stay-cation ideas for the next two weeks before the semester starts.  Many of them rely on nice (not hot or humid) weather.


  1. I love your "perfect together" list! My husband and I always figure part of why we've been married 35 years is because I like the edges of cakes and brownies and he only wants middle pieces. Wishing that nice weather arrives soon; I have high hope for next Mon. and Tues. Happy Weekend!

  2. We have many of the same "likes" in our marriage. Navigating age (and retirement) together is our next adventure!

  3. I loved this post, Karen! We just celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary last Saturday. I do think the secret to our longevity is that our strengths and weaknesses complement one another. That, and a great deal of faith in the sacrament of marriage.

  4. What a great "perfect together" list! Hope the two of you have a wonderful staycation :D

  5. We are about to re enter that zone. Zach flies to MExico to teach for 6 months..tomorrow. YOu two sound like a loving blessed couple. We are so lucky to have each other, FIreman and I.

  6. Stay-cations are the best! I'm already looking forward to one in October (when the heat and humidity leaves!) Thanks for sharing about yours! xo Tammy

  7. I love your together list! And, Happy early Anniversary!

  8. Sounds like a great day out. My husband and I love to people watch too. Wishing you a Happy Anniversary for the end of the month and many more happy years together. Loved your list made me smile.

  9. I will admit to envying those of you who were able to stay together. My husband is wonderful, but he didn't know my kids until they were teens, so it's not the same. Good for you!

  10. You two are so cute. Firemen are calm and laidback. I doubt they aren't phased by the every day things that would freak us out.

  11. Ohio is hot and humid-all I can say is I hate hot and humid. I have hopes for cooler weather next week. Happy anniversary, 46 years for us in September. Your list got me thinking. Jackie

  12. Nice list of perfect togethers! Congrats on 29 years. And Knoebels - so many memories of that place from when I was a kid and then taking our boys there. We live near Hersheypark - but I was never a fan. Knoebels was always a better choice for our family

  13. I love that we have such a great amusement park practically in our backyard! It really does spoil one becos other parks are so expensive.

    Congrats on 29 years!

  14. Happy anniversary ............DH and I are a lot like that too.

    Wishing you many, MANY more happy years together!

  15. just perfect...... and a happy anniversary to the both of you for later on in the month (just in case i dont get online in time to say it :) )

  16. Happy Anniversary to you both! I just absolutely love your list, it made me smile, a lot! My husband and I have been married 20 years next week and I think our secret is, we know too much about each other to ever split up {good and bad!!} Your stay-cation sounds just perfect, enjoy the rest of your days xx

  17. we celebrated 45 years together earlier in the's those opposites that make it work!!!! Happy stay-cationing. Sounds like a fun one. (Hubby is also the roller-coaster guy---and me the swirly. I read once you can't be both. Always wondered if that was true?)

  18. We are in our 2nd week of empty nesting with college kids. It's been fraught with health issues for me, but so far we haven't killed each other! We love amusement parks too, I can't do the spinning, but love the coasters!!! And I hate heights, but love those tall tower things, go figure?


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