Monday, September 03, 2007

Happy Anniversary to Me

Two years ago today, we got married.

One year ago today, we celebrated with a little casino action.

Today, we came home after five days of this:







We stayed at Chapman Cottage, the yellow house pictured above. Our room was the one on the top right. The place was fantastic. Do you know who else stayed there (though not at the same time as us)? Dan Brown, who wrote The Da Vinci Code, and Ian Maxtone-Graham, who is a writer/producer of The Simpsons.

I know what you are thinking. Nice try, -R-. That is not a real celebrity encounter. But I am just warming you up for the good story. H and I were just innocently having lunch at an inn by the beach, when in walked a man that I thought was former President Bush. But I didn't want to look dumb by announcing that it was former P.B., so I said, "H, doesn't that man look a lot like former P.B.?" And H said, "Yes, but that is because that is former P.B." And then in walked Barbara. And one of their granddaughters. And a contingent of "undercover" secret service agents. So, yes, I had lunch with George H.W. Bush, Barbara, their granddaughter (the brown-haired twin), and the granddaughter's boyfriend or fiance. I wanted to take a picture but wasn't sure if it was allowed. I did not want to be tackled by the agents. I considered asking the agents if I could take a picture, but I didn't know if it was ok to talk to the agents, since they were "undercover" and all. I considered going over to the table where the agents were sitting and announcing, "I would really like to take a picture right now. I hope it's ok. If it's not ok, I hope someone will tell me. Ok, now I'm taking out my camera. And now I'm taking a picture. I really don't want anyone to confiscate my camera." But instead, I did what I always do, which is wuss out and not take a picture.

So our trip was fantastic. Maine was very similar to how I remembered it and was really everything I hoped it would be.

16 comments:

alyndabear said...

Happy (belated?) anniversary! :)

Noelle said...

That's kind of amazing that you dined with former heads of state and their bratty kids. Also, it's hard to wrap my mind around that yellow building being called a "cottage" and comparing it to the place where I live, which also goes by the same name. Happy anniversary, anyhoo!

KM said...

I hope you and H had a wonderful anniversary! It's hard to believe it was two years ago--I was just thinking about your stunning gown the other day!

3carnations said...

Neat, dining with a former president. I think you could've said hi to him...But, I guess I don't really know...

lizgwiz said...

Happy anniversary and celebrity sighting! I'd probably hesitate to take pictures of a former president, too. Wouldn't want to end up in Gitmo by accident. ;)

L Sass said...

That sounds like a great anniversary trip--and a truly "A List" celeb sighting! I think H.W. is more or less a nice old man. He probably would have said "hi" to you!

Marmite Breath said...

Happy Anniversary -R- and -H-! You're a beautiful couple!

You totally should have gone up to GHWB and said, "Hello Sir, um, how did your son grow up to be such a complete douche when you seem to be somewhat human?"

I mean, you would have been thrown out, but wouldn't it have felt WONDERFUL?!?

Whiskeymarie said...

Happy anniversary! I looked up the traditional gift for the 2nd, and it's cotton. So socks would be o.k, I think.
The modern equivalent, according to the site I was on, is china. Not sure if they mean the country or the dinnerware.
Either way, hope it was fun!

Lawyerish said...

Happy Anniversary!

Dining with GHWB and Barbara. That's pretty awesome. The part about taking a picture cracked me up. You should have snuck one just to see what would happen. I bet H could have taken the secret service guys down.

Anonymous said...

YOu should have Kinneared him.....http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2007/08/02/i_was_kinnearing.html

JayAre said...

Happy Anniversary!

stefanie said...

I would like to say that it would have been hard for me to resist scolding George and Barbara for bringing George Junior into the world, but I, like you, am all talk and no action.

Glad you had a fabulous trip!

shannon said...

I know I'm a bit late, but happy anniversary.

Kate said...

i just came across your blog, and i love your pictures, your anniversary vacation looks lovely (congrats by the way) and g.b. senior is quite the a-list sighting. i've seen many a celeb in my day but never a president, so props for that one. :)

metalia said...

Happy anniversary, -R-!

-R- said...

Thanks for all the anniversary wishes!