Welcome to the Navy, Sir or Ma'am
I'm the maid, er matron, of honor in a wedding this afternoon, which is full of all sorts of fun. Thanks to the lovely gals in my knitting group, I came up with a top ten list for my toast, and I think it's pretty good.
It's a military wedding, friends of ours who are also a dual military couple, and there are plenty of men in uniform, plenty of women who chose pretty dresses instead of their uniforms, and that highlight of all military weddings - the sword arch. Don't tell the groom, but he's getting a patt on the behind and a "Welcome to the Navy, sir" just along with the bride. All's fair in love and war.
Although I don't often blog about it, this wedding has me reflecting a bit on military life. My husband is grounded in Pensacola and unable to come out for the wedding. And I understand - we did sign up for this - but I don't like it. (That's why there's a gratuitous photo of him on the right - cute, isn't it?) And as bad as I think that is, the happy couple of the day are facing over a year apart between his training on the East Coast and her ship's deployment to and undisclosed location in the Middle East. Every couple at the rehearsal dinner last night had a story that was essentially the same. It's the downside to the sword arch.
So, let's cheer up with another contest. I'm in the mood to give away some more yarn. So tell me this - where are either one (or both for bonus points) of the photos in this post taken? I'll give you a hint - both are within an hour of Pensacola, FL and both are military/tourist sites. There'll be prizes for getting it right, and prizes for just guessing anyway. Let's give the deadline as the November 8th, midnight PST.