Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ABC Wednesday: F is for a Fabulous Marriage

Two weekends ago, I overheard Grace on the phone with her parents saying "Well, tomorrow will be our 35th Wedding Anniversary". I jumped right into action, what was I to do? I called a hotel in the suburb of Taipei, yes, they have a room; yes I can reserve it right now!!

Of course, not your everyday regular hotel will do for this special occasion. It is the hotel that we spent our honeymoon, 35 years ago. It is a hot spring resort at the National Park of Yangmingshan. It is called Grand China Hotel, it is now fully renovated and belongs to the Landis Hotel Chain.

When we were there the last time, we were two just-married kids. It has been a Fabulous, Fantastic and ...marriage. We have lived in four countries and travelled to many fun places over the past 35 years. The above three pictures were taken in the lobby/bar area where we had proper English afternoon tea.

The next morning, we went to the same park that we visited so many years ago. I took a lot pictures of Grace then. We are a lot older but we have better camera and photoshop now.

Here are two pictures that we took of the carps in a pond. Yes, they are good for "F" also, FISH.

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27 comments:

Martin said...

Congratulation!

"jumped right into action" :)

Sylvia K said...

Congratulations! Oh, and I do love the "jumped right into action", too. Great move!! Great post for the letter F!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Carol said...

Well, Bradley, aren't you lucky you overheard that conversation! And what a lovely anniversary surprise you arranged. Happy Anniversary Grace and Bradley, and many more...

photowannabe said...

Happy Anniversary and good for you, jumping right into action. Grace will love you forever for it.

James said...

Well aren't you the romantic. ;-)
Very nice post and pictures. Also thanks for reminding me that my 22nd Wedding Anniversary is in a little over a month.

Tumblewords: said...

Congratulations! Fine idea!

Leslie: said...

Congratulations on your wonderful 35 years of marriage. If you come by, you'll see that my theme for this round is about my new life with my long lost fiance from 35 years ago! We've reunited and are engaged to be married - finally! :D I pray we'll get 35 years, but it's not likely. :(

Hildred and Charles said...

Congratulations, - I can see you are a man who doesn't miss a beat! Many more happy years...

RuneE said...

Congratulations! Absolutely worth both a celebration and an F-post :-)

magiceye said...

congratulations!!! heres wishing you have plenty more!!

Reader Wil said...

Congratulations! What a great surprise for your wife to stay in that same hotel you spent your honeymoon in.
Thanks for your visit! The three musicians were dressed like people from the time of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Lully, in one word like people from the baroque and renaissance times.

Gypsy Lala said...

Happy anniversary! I am glad to know there are a lot of lovely marriage in this world.
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Maria Berg said...

Congratulations!! 35 years - good on you! Today we are celebrate 9 years
But so far we have only lived in 1 country but before I got married and had 3 kids I have visit 40 of them. MB

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Congratulations that you've been married so long and are still happy. ;-)

Trillium said...

Thank you for your heartwarming post and lovely photos. Its good you overheard that phone conversation! Cheers!

RogerB said...

Congratulations! Don't worry, your secret (almost forgetting your anniversary) is safe with us. ;)

Janie said...

A fabulous marriage is a rare and wonderful blessing.
Very romantic to return to the honeymoon hotel after 35 years. Bravo!

April said...

Happy Anniversary! A second honeymoon - very romantic!

Q said...

Happy Anniversary.
I am celebrating my 37th today!
We are going for lunch soon.
Fabulous marriage is the best...
Sherry

Roger Owen Green said...

pictures are nice, but the story was FAB!

Joy said...

Sometimes eavesdropping is a good thing. What a lovely idea, congratulations on your anniversary. Love that tactile picture in the first photo.

Jay said...

Congratulations! And also well done for acting promptly on the overheard conversation! LOL!

uncleawang said...

CONGRATULATION !!!!!
Such a lovely moment.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Bradley and Grace, Happy Wedding Anniversary. 35 years is great achievement indeed. Wishing you many many more wonderful anniversaries and may joy and laughter be with you both always.

mitt vattenhål said...

Love the photos and the story.
What a fortune to have had a great life like that!

/Christina, sweden

shu said...

As I said to you once before, you are two kids with angles sitting on both of your shoulders. I am so glad you found each other. It must be such as a pleasure to return after 35 years to the place you two started. Congratulations! Sis

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Aw! This is a very belated greeting, since I am only now reading this post :o)
Happy belated Anniversary! How awesome that you were able to go to the same exact hotel...35 years later.
How is it that you have come to reside in Taiwan?

Blessings & Aloha!

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