This post is in honor of our 28th Anniversary.
About six weeks before our first anniversary our church had a weekly marriage seminar. The culmination was a retreat night at a popular resort owned by The Navigator's called Glen Eyrie (about an hour away).
Glen Eyrie is a beautiful castle nestled at the base of Pike's Peak near the Garden of the Gods. The property was originally owned by the General Palmer family, founders of Colorado Springs.
This night happened to fall exactly on our first anniversary.
Now, let me tell ya, if you're looking for romance this was definitely the place to be--we're talking a castle--but for some reason, sharing this experience with a dozen or so other couples just wasn't conducive to a romantic evening--fun, but just not my idea of romance. But wait! It gets better.
SO! Because Sunny and another fella had to work late, we weren't able to get up there in time to check in first, but went directly to where dinner was being served. When we arrived we were escorted by the 'English Butler' into the "King James Dining Room" (said with a heavy English accent).
Dinner was good. Then it was time to book our room. Unfortunately for us and the other 'late' couple, they had miscalculated the number of guests in our party. There weren't enough rooms.
What to do?
Then the bright fella at the desk said, "Come with me." So the pastor who had made the arrangements, Sunny and I and the other couple followed this man. We figured he understood the dilemma and had everything under control. He led us into his last room available.
Beautiful room, great view, two sets of bunk beds!
BUNK BEDS!?! HELLO!
We all looked at each other and then back at 'Mr. Bright'. Our pastor said, with as much kindness as he could muster and through clenched teeth, "This.....is a.....marriage retreat........Sir."
Like I said, not very conducive to a romantic evening (ya think?!).
After admitting someone had overbooked the rooms in the castle, Mr. Bright decided it was in his best interest to open up the Carriage house for us. Problem was that it was the middle of winter and it hadn't been used in awhile. It was Freeezzing!
Sunny and I ended up celebrating our anniversary on another day.
It's All 28 Years Good!