In planning our anniversary celebrations this year, I ended up asking the good folks over at Ravelry for ideas. The responses, while all congratulatory and sweet, mostly had one thing in common; a reflection that the poster’s first anniversary had been a. low-key, b. cheap, and above all c. not memorable at all. Many of them didn’t even remember what they’d done. I decided that whatever we ended up doing, it had to be memorable. The first anniversary is kind of a big deal, really, so I wanted to make it a good one. I think we succeeded.
We spent the morning lazing about, and I made eggs benedict (sans meat) for breakfast. Around noon, we picked up some lunch and went to Valleyfair.
Yes, I took this photo. It took a few tries to get us both in the shot at all, so our expressions should be excused.
Valleyfair is, for those that don’t know, the big local amusement park. Cory and I both love rollercoasters and other thrill rides, so we had a fantastic time. Also, previously unknown to us, there is an IMAX theater there and they were showing a very cool 40 minute video on cave exploration and how it can be useful to science and medicine. It was funny, actually- when we went into the movie, it was grey and kind of chilly outside, but when we got out the sun was shining and it was plenty warm to tackle the park’s other major draw- the waterpark, complete with new wave pool! I ended up getting a bit of a headache from the chlorine (waterslides + tubing + wave pool = lots of chlorine in the sinuses) but a bit of ibuprofen and a rest (while Cory went on the waterslides a few dozen more times) and I was fine.
Around 7, we went home and changed for our evening amusement- The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant.
We took a taxi both ways, which was kind of new and fun. That allowed us to get a bottle of quite good wine, though I don’t exactly remember the name. We got a cheese course and a chocolate course, and had a great time there as well.
It was an absolutely fantastic day, and frankly, I think we’ll remember it for a long time to come.