Oh, The Places You’ll Go

“It’s opener, out there, in the wide, open air”

-Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

You’ll never guess what we did today (June 20, 2015), Steven and I were finally married. We’ve been together for just over 5 years (1,871 days to be exact). We met online – crazy I know – he moved to Utah – we went on a cruise – he proposed – and a year and a half later we finally “tied the knot” and took a giant leap.

Oh, The Places You'll Go
With a love like that

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

A giant leap? Let me explain…. First of all, we had what one would call a “destination wedding”. Meaning that in order to get to the location of the wedding it was pretty intense. We had to have people on ATV’s running people up and down the trails and you had to hike in. When everyone finally arrived at the “secret” location (it kind of wasn’t allowed to be where we had it) the ceremony began. A very dear friend performed the ceremony and he did such an excellent job.

Oh, The Places You'll Go
Rev. Ron – AKA Hobo-a-go-go

Then, while everyone waited for just a few minutes we quickly changed into other clothes and donned our climbing harnesses. WHAT WERE WE THINKING!!!! The wedding party (granted there was only 5 of us including the officiant) began the decent into the canyon that I have stood on top of for almost 10 years.

Oh, The Places You'll Go
Taking the Leap

“And when you’re alone there’s a very good chance
you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

This is no ordinary canyon, I found peace in that place many years ago. It was the first place I took Steven when he came to see me five years ago. So, it was only fitting that we get married there and of course take the ride to the bottom. That, and we had to lift the Jolley curse. Legend has it that old man Jolley lived in the old cabin up the trail a bit with his family. They say old man Jolley was as crazy as the day is long. He decided to take his family down to the canyon for a picnic one day. Well, while they were down there having what was seemingly a wonderful family picnic, Jolley had a different plan. No one knows if the heat got to him or the voices in his head, but he pushed his family over the edge. He went back home like nothing had happened. Only, he was then haunted by his late wife. They say that early one morning old man Jolley was out hunting on top of a nearby canyon and the fog got really thick. He turned in circles trying to regain his direction, only he slipped and found the same fate as his family that he had murdered many months before. If, you’re ever out at Jolley’s Gulch and the wind is coming up out of the canyon it’s old man Jolley saying it’s not a good day to die. Luckily for us the wind was coming up strong out of the canyon.

Oh, The Places You'll Go
Jolley’s Gulch

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

And now, we’re off to find our next adventure. Stay tuned for the next episode of Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Until then, live well, laugh often and eat the ice cream first.

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