As we mentioned we are staying at a hotel which is part of the venue where we got married. The hotel was built almost 25 years after we married.
After dinner at the hotel, on Wednesday evening we walked over to where we were married. We spoke with someone at the facility and walked the patio area where we were married and where cocktails/canapés were served following the ceremony. The reception was held inside afterwards.
Although we have aged since the wedding our love for one another and for life has only grown with each passing year.
The ceremony was closer to where the white wall is located. Although it rained earlier in the week we were fortunate to have moderate temperatures and clear skies on our Wedding Day.
After having breakfast at the hotel and freshening up we took Uber over to a nearby rental car location to pick up a Rental Car.
After picking up the car we drove to the town where Keith grew up. This included stops at his childhood house, the elementary school he attended, (five minutes walk from his childhood home), his best friends home, the synagogue he and his family attended which is also in walking distance from his childhood home, his Junior and Senior High School connected by adjoining doors, some nearby stores and a neighboring town.
We drove to other towns and had lunch out at a diner. After all, we are in New York. LOL. The size of the diner was deceiving as it was much larger inside than we thought when standing outside. Food was typical diner food. Large portions and the staff was super friendly. We didn't have a dessert but it caught our eye.
Certain times of the day we were reminded of the Coronavirus between the Uber driver on the way back from the hotel wearing a mask and the two clerks at a wine shop who were each wearing masks.
If the weather was warmer we would have spent additional time outside. Originally we planned to visit some beaches which Keith went to during summer months. However, with overcast skies it felt too cool to beach hop. We will save this for another time.
While there has been change since our last visit in the late 1990's and from Keith's childhood, many items do remain the same. This is true everywhere.
It was fun going down memory lane.
Anne Marie & Keith