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20 May 2010

The adventures of Madri...

Madri? That almost looks like we got close to going to Madrid, but not quite so we took off the d. Actually no, that has just become our couple name. Regardless of what you call us, or what we call each other (I won't get into that), we have a lot of adventures and love every one. If you would like to live vicariously through someone, I would like to make a case for Madri... just saying!

Anyway, this post is a long time coming and really is 3 combined into 1. We've been to a few places in the last few weeks and want to share it with friends and family.

A few weeks ago I was headed up to Portland for work and my boss had said I should go up the weekend before to see the area, head to the beach and really just relax. Perfect time to take Adri on her first trip with me. Within 5 miles of leaving the airport she looked at me and said, "Mark, can we live here?" Whether that happens or not, the area is a place we will always hold near and dear to our heart. Our experience there is what solidified for me the fact that I truly do love this girl and am so excited to have her with me wherever I go. It's also where we found her engagement ring, too bad I convinced her I wasn't buying it and did anyway.
This is probably one of the few "normal" pictures you will ever see of us. They don't happen often--case in point, see picture below.

The above 3 pictures are in the Japanese Gardens in Portland, and it just made Adri more excited to go to Japan one day... I promised her we would. Below is Haystack Rock out at Cannon Beach. Beautiful area, and this is actually a part of the movie "Goonies." Do you know what part?

When we aren't traveling out of state we like to go on picture adventures. I am teaching Adri some about what to look for and how to get what you want out of a picture, but I think she is pretty content with just watching me and being my assistant of sorts.

Then the grand daddy trip, the day after we got engaged. We went to Moab to go on Jeep tours, hike to delicate arch and just be away from the city for a bit. We had a wonderful time and really got a good taste of being down there. I think we will go again to see and do more, anyone want to join?

Well, those are our recent adventures. There will be more to come too, so just keep your eyes peeled and your browsers pointed here. Love you all!

3 people had something to say:

Wonderful Whittacres said...

Looks so fun! You know, you should come take a trip to Virginia . . . just saying . . .

Kati said...

nice mark. congrats again. and as always i love the pics!

Rasmussen Pottery said...

I check your blog often, you can find out a lot about a person from their blogs...the pictures are really amazing Mark!! Adrienne's Dad is quite talented with photography, but I actually think he could learn some things from you.:) I really am impressed and look forward to many years of beautiful pictures!