My husband’s friends were surprised when he took me hiking for our twentieth wedding anniversary, and even more surprised when he explained that this was my request. Well I’m getting my request in early for our thirtieth wedding anniversary, which is, remarkably, coming up next month.
(Why, yes. I was a child bride).
I’d like to go hiking. And camping, maybe. I hope we can go back to the same place, South River Falls in Shenandoah National Park. Our mountain house is just a few miles from Swift Run Gap, and the South River – well below its fall from the mountains – is a favorite walk from the house, just a hundred yards or so from the end of our driveway. It amazes me to hike to the falls in the mountains above and realize that is the source of the river flowing through our little community in the South River Valley.
Save the pearls for other girls.