Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Our 30th Anniversary

My husband, the romantic that he is, planned our 30th Anniversary. He took me to the place where we honeymooned called Heritage House in Little River, Ca. It's just a few miles down the road from the darling community of Mendocino.

We motored up the 1, stopping occasionally at points of interest..places where Steve camped with his family when he was young, and places that were just breathtakingly beautiful. Northern California has the most amazing coastline.
This is the front lobby/restaurant/mainhouse of Heritage House. On 43 (?) acres lies cottages all with an ocean view.
This is the view from our place...the weather was perfect--while Sacramento sweltered in the 90's, we were comfortable enjoying 70 degree weather. Each room has a fireplace..which we used every evening! Another unique thing about Heritage House is it has no TV, no radio, no phones. They do have an ipod, and we listened to music while we played games, or talked...
Here is the view of the lobby/restaurant from where we were staying...

We'd breakfast there every morning... enjoying the view, and each other's company.

Caught glimpses of deer, quail, ducks meandering around the grounds....We walked out to the gazebo overlooking the ocean, and at sunset, renewed our wedding vows to each other...

.....Sigh....! :-)

Another day we ventured up to Mendocino and frequented the little shops and lunched at the Mendocino Hotel--and old Victorian Hotel decorated in period style.
Also went into Ft. Bragg where we visited Glass Beach...a place that used to be a dumping site in the 30's and 40's...as a result the "sand" is really small bits of glass that have been smoothed and rounded by the ocean...hence the name "Glass Beach."
More God's creation.....
Remember the movie "Same Time Next Year" with Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn? It was filmed just six months before we came here on our honeymoon...this is the cottage that was built for it and is available to stay in.We were 19 years old when we met, three months later we were engaged, and six months later we married.... Wow! 30 years and I'm still madly in love with Steve!! I am so proud of that man! He's my biggest supporter and makes me feel so protected and safe. He's always willing to listen when I need to talk, has wise counsel that I can trust and a great perspective on life that I need from time to time. He has a steadfast love for God and his family. I am honored to be his wife.
Here's to the next 30 years, Sweetheart! I love you!


  1. Babe, once again you did a wonderful job with your post. Thank you for the sentiments I am the man I am today because of you. I love you...Steve

  2. Happy Anniversary! You sound a lot like my husband and me. We met at 19, were engaged 3 months later, and married 11 months after we met. Our 35th is in August!
    Glad you had a wonderful time relaxing and enjoying each other. The views are spectacular. Hope you saved some of the sea glass!

  3. Myrna and Steve--
    Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful way to celebrate. I loved the pictures! Thanks for taking all of us on your trip!


  4. You must of had a very blissful time. It's wonderful to be able to share with someone you love or love to be with. Congrats to you both for 30 years of love and many more.

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  5. Myrna... You both have something very special... something alot of people never find and it is respect for each other that create this special loving relationship...Try never to let it go....It is the most important thing in life...

  6. Hello Myrna,
    Congratulations on your 30th anniversary! Wow, the photos from your trip are just beautiful. We some times would stay at the Lord's Land which is very near Little River and Heritage House. We now have a travel trailer and stay for an extended time. Thanks for sharing Pinkie Denise

  7. Oh, Myrna--it looks and sounds like heaven! I'm so glad you had a good time. I can call you or you can call me or email me and I'll tell you about tmta--it's easy and you don't have to sign up or anything. Take care-- PS The smoke is just horrendous, isn't it? Saturday was a BEAUTIFUL day, no smog anywhere, and then Sunday, all heck broke loose--hard to breathe now. Take care, Hugs, Jann

  8. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Your hubby sounds like a sweetie!

  9. Aww mom, glad you had fun! Congrats. love you. Looks so sweet :)

  10. Hi Myrna,

    What a wonderful anniversary celebration = big CONGRATULATIONS to you both - what an accomplishment and a blessing to reach the milestone of 30 years!! That Steve is certainly a keeper!! (I love the comment he left). Thank you for sharing the gorgeous photos - what a lovely, lovely place. I've spent some time along the California coast and it truly is amazing!

    So glad you had a wonderful time - well deserved! I'm always blessed when I stop by here.

    PS - I'm about to post on the "7 Things" tag...hopefully I'll get it out there this evening - thanks again for thinking of me!

    Hugs and Blessings,
    Becky S.

  11. Happy Belated Anniversary you Love Birds! I want to go to that place in Mendecino!Loved seeing the photo's. I'll send you a link to view our anniversary/vacation photo's celebrating our 35th! Can't wait for pictures of the bedroom redo!

  12. Wow!!! First off, isn't Steve just a Big SWEETHEART!!! And boy, those pictures are Gorgeous!!!
    Hope yall had a GREAT ANNIVERSARY!!!
    Steve, you Rock!

    Tiffany :)