We met on March 16, 2014 on a cruise to the Southern Caribbean on the Carnival Valor Cruise Ship. This was my first cruise and John’s fourteenth. The ship ported out of San Juan Puerto Rico. It was a seven-day cruise traveling to St. Thomas, St. Lucia, St Kitts, Barbados, and St. Maarten. On the first day of the cruise we attended a social event held in the Step Lively Lounge.
We were introduced to each other by Domingo Ramirez, another fellow cruiser, and friend of John’s. Domingo will be John’s Best Man. We started talking and decided we should sit together at dinner that night. We greatly enjoyed each other’s company. We spent the next six days together exploring the ports, sunbathing and having dinner each night. I remember dragging John all over the city in St. Lucia searching for a souvenir. We only had about 20 minutes and we ran through the city frantically looking for a t-shirt or a seashell. We finally found an old, dilapidated warehouse with a few vendors. It was a rushed, frightening and unnecessary venture that John gladly took with me without a single complaint. He was such a good sport about the whole thing that I began to realize he was a pretty great guy.
At the end of the seven days we accompanied each other to the airport and said that we would definitely keep in touch. I had my doubts that this relationship would last especially since we live over 1,000 miles from each other. But, it definitely has!!! And it has been the best three years ever!!! John and I love to travel and we have definitely done our share of traveling in this relationship. We have traveled over 148,285 miles to see each other. This equates to traveling around the planet 5.9 times!!!! We have taken 5 cruises together, visited a total of 11 countries, 17 states and over 180 cities. We have also skyped for over 2,400 hours on the computer!!
In the past three years John and I have experienced some amazing trips and adventures and we have had so much fun. We love doing new things – like mountain climbing. We have climbed a total of 6 fourteeners together. A fourteener is a mountain peak in the Rockies that is over 14,000 feet high. There are a total of 53 fourteeners in the state of Colorado. So, we are off to a good start. I know that John has greatly enjoyed showing me the beautiful and sometimes harsh state of Colorado. We have explored so many beautiful places. In May 2016 we drove to Colorado with Hudson and Quinsie. We had so much fun hiking with them. We visited Estes Park and the Stanley Hotel as well as Breckenridge and Rocky Mountain National Park. We plan to take them out again this year.
I have enjoyed turning John into a diehard college football fan. Let’s face it…..there is no real college football in Colorado. But, John is now a fan of College Game Day. He now knows the name “Woody Hayes” and he frequently tries to avoid words that contain the letter “M”!! John has been to four Ohio State games at the Shoe and one away game when the Buckeyes traveled to Norman, Oklahoma last September. He also went to his first Bowl game in January. The game was a real disappointment, but we enjoyed visiting Arizona.
Here is a peak at our adventures…. enjoy!!
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