This year, we’ve opted not to go since we’re saving money for our wedding.
I nostalgically looked through a few pictures today. There’s no electricity, cars or even bikes allowed on the island. It gives me the truest sense of peace being there. Nothing to worry about except fixing food over the fire, swimming, painting, dancing and watching the sun set and the stars at night. Last year, the moon was full, and sent many soft beams of light down through the trees. It made it look like we were under the sea.
I’ll miss it this year, but I look forward to our wedding. We still haven’t picked a date, but we know it will be next Spring/Summer. We also haven’t picked what, where or how? We tossed around Hawaii, an afternoon BBQ at a park around here, maybe possibly the secret island I’m speaking of (it’s kind of roughing it up there, and also our secret island wouldn’t be a secret anymore, and others who are in on the secret would most probably frown as we trample all over the pristine island with our weddingness).
Last night my mom suggested Florida. Then, we could invite our relatives in Atlanta and we will all be warm and comfortable.
I suppose we better get planning soon then. Here’s a few pictures I painted on the island, and one picture of the view from one of our campsites. I woke up to a cool wind one morning and came out of my tent just on time to witness swans majestically making their way around the bend. That was the first time I saw swans in the wild. I want to post more pictures, but then I’d be afraid that you’d figure out where the secret island is and then I will be banned from there for letting the secret leak.
Anyone have any ideas for a simple wedding on the cheap? Let me know if you do, and if you seem like the kind of person who would appreciate the island and respect its peaceful qualities (no frat parties), maybe I’ll let you in on the secret.