On our weekends before kids, we mostly traveled and took photos, or binge-played World of Warcraft. These are from one of our many trips to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina. 🙂
This was our second weekend in Asheville, after visiting Biltmore Estate back in 2005. Our first trip there couldn’t have been more perfect; the bed and breakfast we chose, the restaurants we experienced, Biltmore Estate. It was all a dream. This time, we didn’t go back to Biltmore this time, and the bed and breakfast… Read More 2007: Another trip to Asheville.
2017 marked our 11 year wedding anniversary, though for the last several years, we haven’t remembered to book a babysitter in time to actually go out for a date. This photo was from our one-year anniversary dinner at The Melting Pot, which was my favorite place to go back then. We look so…rested. 🙂
I’ve always loved plants; my Grandma Katie had a gloriously green thumb, and her garden was always one of my favorite places to be. When we bought our first house in South Carolina, it was in the scorching late summer of 2006, and I didn’t try to do anything in the yard until the following… Read More 2007: Gardening Novice
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, NC, became one of my favorite places to go when we lived in the Carolinas. The first time I went was soon after I got my new camera, and I tried to go at least once a year. I’ve since learned so much about ornamental plants, that I can… Read More 2006, May: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
The day after Captain gave me my early wedding present, he took me to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro to test it out. I spent most of the time taking macro photos of flowers and plants. I remember it being nauseatingly hot, and it was only May! We had a lovely day, though.
I have The Captain to thank for sparking my love of photography, which persists today. I might have discovered it eventually, but it is extra-special that it is one of the things that we share. We got engaged in February of 2006, and he bought me an early wedding gift in May of that year:… Read More My first DSLR
We don’t have many photos from this daytrip, and I think it is because we only brought the Canon, and shared, rather than each of us having our own camera, as we usually did. The photos really aren’t fantastic, but I want to include them in our story for a few reasons. For one, I… Read More 2005: Crowder’s Mountain State Park
For my 27th birthday, The Captain took me to the Hill House bed and breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina. It was my first time staying in a bed and breakfast, and I was very excited to visit Biltmore Estate. Plus, being in the Blue Ridge Mountains in October is a beautiful experience of its own.… Read More 2005: Asheville and Biltmore Estate
Being young, with minimal responsibilities outside of work, and having disposable income…that was fun. We stocked up on a bunch of camping gear in 2005, which we still have today. Our first camping trip was to Hanging Rock State Park in Danbury, NC. Before we field-tested the gear, we set up camp in our apartment.… Read More 2005: Hanging Rock State Park