5 Year Anniversary

Five years ago today, we eloped in Telluride Colorado.

In the state of Colorado, you don’t need an officiant. So May 19, 2008 we went to the courthouse and paid $10 for a marriage license and then went on a hike near Bridal Veil Falls looking for the perfect spot to make proclamations and have a photo opp.

Even though there was snow on the ground, it was really warm out. We ended up going off trail and finally found a spot with a view of the falls. We said some magic words, signed the papers and then brought them back to the courthouse. We were married.

Today we’re celebrating on Eagle Lake in California.

Dinner Last Night:
Shrimp Jambalaya. The original recipe also contains chicken and kielbasa. I haven’t made it since before Brian and I got together. It’s still good, but I think the other meat really makes it.

2013 Cost of Camping:
38 nights paid camping
100 nights free camping
138 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $721.58
Daily average cost of camping: $5.23

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  • Reply Molly May 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Happy anniversary! We’re celebrating our 10th in a few days (on the 24th). 🙂

  • Reply Kier from Oregon May 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Happy Day to two very special people! Love this photo with Leigh in summer clothes and snow on the ground with a very HOT kiss!! Looking forward to seeing you soon! Hugs

    • Reply Kier from Oregon May 19, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Oops wrong photo…commenting on your wedding day photo!

  • Reply Wheelingit May 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    My kinda wedding! Happy Anniversary to you both! Enjoy Eagle Lake…we boondocked there a few years back. Lovely spot!

    • Reply Leigh May 20, 2013 at 8:15 am

      Hi Nina, I saw your post on Eagle Lake before we got here. I appreciate your cell phone reports!

  • Reply John and Pam Wright May 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Congratulations!! You know you’re meant for each other if you can live in an RV for any length of time and still like being together.

    Great dinner idea!! I have chicken, shrimp, and andouille sausage…should work wonderfully!!

  • Reply terrie May 19, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    My idea of a perfect wedding….you guys are so smart….I love this photo….congratulations on finding each other and the Curtis…xoxo

  • Reply Jessica May 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Man, here we were thinking we won the prize for “cheapest wedding ever” at $40 for the license + $50 for the judge’s officiant fee!

    • Reply Leigh May 20, 2013 at 8:16 am

      You probably still win cheapest wedding if you include hotel room that night!

      It was the most I’ve ever paid but worth every penny:

  • Reply Santa Barbara Mary and David May 20, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    mazel tov! from two people who eloped 40 years ago–April 10th, in Honolulu. And as Mary said: if you can make it “full-timing” these five years, then you can make it forever.

  • Reply Cheryl May 21, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Aw, Happy Wedding Anniversary you two crazy kids! 🙂

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