We had a great time this weekend celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary! I had to work on Saturday afternoon so that kind of took over our day but we still managed to go out to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory on Saturday night. We love The Cheesecake Factory because that is the restaurant Dave took me to before he proposed on a rooftop garden in Downtown Denver. Ah, memories :-)
On Sunday we continued our celebration with a day trip to the Point Reyes Lighthouse which is located north of San Francisco.
As you can see it was a foggy day. But we still had a lot of fun! We had to walk down 308 stairs (which the park claims to be about 30 stories, but I’m skeptical) to get to the lighthouse and it was well worth it. Being National Park nerds we made sure we arrived at the lighthouse just in time to hear a ranger talk about the history of the lighthouse and how the original beacon was lit everyday for over one hundred years. Yep, we like that kind of stuff.
We learned a lot about this and other lighthouses (did anyone know every lighthouse has its own signature light pattern?) and Dave and I were so impressed that we may just have to make a point to visit other lighthouses in the area. We’re nerds, I know.
After we had our fill of the lighthouse we hiked a short way to a hill overlooking the ocean and continued with our favorite anniversary tradition: reading our wedding vows to each other. We love doing this every year because we get to hear the exact words we said to each other on our wedding day and it brings us back to those memories and our commitment to one another.
We had a great time celebrating our anniversary this year! What are some of your favorite anniversary traditions?