Something worth celebrating


Bob and I exchanged our marriage vows 57 years ago at my family’s church in Cardiff, Maryland, a half mile down the road from the home where I grew up in the very small town of Delta, Pennsylvania. So today, November 27, 2016, we were discussing how we wanted to celebrate the occasion..

  • Bob-Where would you like to go for dinner?
  • Me-It doesn’t have to be fancy. Just some place scenic  where I can take a few pictures…some place we will both enjoy. A place that is peaceful and relaxing.

So we agreed on some place photogenic, some place casual, and some place where we could get really good food, and we decided to start with a visit to the LakeMetroparks Farmpark where the animals and activities serve up photogenic 24/7 (except on Mondays).

According to the tagline on their website, the Farmpark is…”A family-oriented science and cultural center devoted to agriculture and farming.” It is that and so much more. For us, it was a beautiful and casual place to take pictures (me), talk to the animals (Bob), and enjoy our special day together.

Our first stop was the Well Bred Shed and the equine area where we visited with sheep, goats, chickens, and beautiful percherons that were  on loan for the park’s annual Country Lights festivities.

Out in the barnyard where supper time was in full swing, we watched the animals digging into their food troughs, after which they cast hopeful glances in our direction. Their expressions seemed to say, “Did you bring us anything to eat?”  Take a look at the faces I captured. Who could resist them?

The last stop in the barnyard was to visit this steer:


He wandered right up and engaged in an over-the-fence chat with Bob, while I snapped more pictures. He is a very photogenic animal.

Back at the visitors’ center,  numerous families, many with small children, were entering for the sold out Country Lights event, but we paused so I could snap a few more pictures.




Sunset over a Farmpark pond

And now it was time for us to get that really good food we had anticipated when we embarked on this special day. Bass Lake Taverne in Chardon sounded good to us, so we drove there and polished off our celebration with delicious warm bread, excellent entrees, and desserts that were (as the saying goes) “to die for,” bread pudding for Bob and warm chocolate Tollhouse pie for me.

It was a wonderful ending to our special day.
Thanks for joining us for our celebration.
See you soon!
Trail Walker

12 Replies to “Something worth celebrating”

  1. Congratulations, and Happy Anniversary! I had no idea you had been married for so many years. I like your choice of a place to celebrate, and you are lucky to have a husband who goes along with your hobbies. No wonder you have managed to stay married so long.

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    1. Thanks, Rosalyn. Haven’t seen you for a long time, so it’s good to hear from you. Yes, I am blessed that Bob supports my photography. He isn’t the least bit interested in taking pictures, but he encourages me. That’s one of the things I’m thankful for during this season of Thanksgiving.

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  2. Happy Anniversary Carolyn and Bob! Thanks for sharing your special day this way. I always enjoy your wonderful photographs but I especially enjoy your family stories.
    It’s as if I never left Robin Drive 🙂

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