Hiking in Jack London Park

Justin : I had a weird dream last night.
Rebecca : Yeah ?
Justin : Yeah that your mother and my sister were singing show tunes in tomato-red dresses.
Rebecca : That’s so bizarre,’cause I actually had the exact same one only in my dream, we found out we were orphans.
Justin : That’s a good dream. All right, tell me more.
Rebecca : Well, then we decided to sail off to thailand, and there were pirates.
Justin : I like pirates.
Rebecca : I know. Tell me yours.
Justin : Okay, mine. I’m a doctor and, you … you are an amazing photographer. And on sundays we go for walks on the beach or we can go hiking with our dog buster.
Rebecca : Does it have to be buster ?
Justin: Marry me. I’m serious.
Rebecca: Justin…
Justin: That’s the dream I want. I want to be a doctor and I want to be a husband and I want to be a father and it’s all because of you, Rebecca.
Rebecca: Me?
Justin: God, you make everything feel possible. You make me possible. –Brothers & Sisters

11046_559274602383_33200666_33106133_6265941_nSaturday Match and I had one of the best Saturdays we’ve had together in a long time. The weather was beautiful, sunny but cold and crisp, the perfect fall day. We decided to go for a hike at Jack London National Park, just a short drive from where we live. Not only was it a great excuse to spend some quality time together, but I figured hiking could be how to lose belly fat before the holidays. One can only hope right? We started out by touring through the Jack London museum, where we learned all kinds of things about the late writer. The life he led with his wife Charmian sounded so romantic! They traveled all over the world by boat, they designed and built their dream home together, and even though it burned down before they could move in, it must have been fun to do that together. They had a beautiful cottage where they held grand dinner parties and I couldn’t help but be envious. To live in a time where people dressed up and dinners were an event. And to live out in the countryside, with acres of land and nothing else but beautiful wilderness and quiet.

11046_559274572443_33200666_33106127_5384882_nMatch and I hiked along different trails around Jack London’s cottage, and started talking about how great it would be to live in the country. We both have the same vision of living just outside of town, where we can have a few acres of land, but be close enough to town that it wouldn’t be tough to visit friends and family. As we walked through the woods and marveled at the colors of the leaves, we also talked about how great it would be to get married somewhere like Jack London National Park. That brought up more wedding talk, from how we could even get married in Oregon, where the leaves change, and it would be cheaper. From there, the subject of moving to Oregon came up.

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Match was really animated about it, and I have to admit the idea is tempting. Being able to 11046_559274582423_33200666_33106129_3966941_nlive out of town, smaller crowds, friendly people, and being closer to my family. On the other hand, if we moved, we’d be further from Match’s family, and our friends, which would be really hard. For now we’re going to stick where we are, but we agreed that when our lease is close to being up, we’d look into it further. Who knows, it might be fun to start an adventure in a new town together. Icing on the cake from the talk? Match said, “and don’t worry, we’d definitely be engaged before we moved.” 🙂

6 Comments

    Suki

    This is so exciting! Hope it won’t be too long until you move 🙂

    Brittany E.

    That sounds so lovely. I’ve always wanted to visit Oregon, because it sounds so beautiful.
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    Tammy

    Heady stuff!
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    ONE of THE GUYS

    A new adventure sounds very exciting! My wife and I often talk about moving, just to move, and do something different. But w/kids who are settled in school, etc it’s a lot harder.
    I say GO FOR IT!
    Happy Turkey Day!
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    Mary

    Just stopping by from SITTS. Great website.
    Mary
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    E

    oh how exciting is that!!!! Sounds like you had a great day! Love the pics 🙂
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