Dale is a fun and funny guy, always making jokes and will almost NEVER take a serious photo. Whenever we are with people who don't know us very well, and he is being his funny self, I like to tell them we met at an amusement park!!Several days ago, I joined Valley Fair's facebook group, and made a comment on their wall about our love story. They asked me if they could post it on their blog, I thought it would be fun to share...29 years ago we met...whoah!!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
My Love Story
On July 13, 1980...I was 15 years old, between my sophmore and junior year of high school. I was so excited to go with my friend Teri, to Valley Fair, the amusement park I had heard soooo much about! Her mom worked for Sperry Univac, a local business who was having their company picnic there. My friend and I had just returned from a Young Life camp in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina where I had met a boy, fallen in love and gotten dumped as soon as we got back...needless to say, I was heartbroken... To me,Valley Fair was everything and more than all the raving reviews I had heard about it, with a roller coaster as high-as-the sky, food, and fun shows. That day was extra hot, and being the middle of summer, very busy. As a result, the lines were long for the rides. The new ride, and most popular one of the day was called "The Flume" it was like a roller coaster with water at the bottom. Since the lines were so long that day, they were doubling up "couples". So Teri and I were put on a ride with two....boys. I probably don't need to describe the condition of my heart when they had such a fun time splashing us! One in particular looked mighty fine in my eyes...I had always loved the combination of dark hair and blue eyes... After the ride, we parted. My heart sunk, and I kept watch...Later that day, we were in a long line again for the roller coaster, and who came up behind us? Mhm. So while we were waiting, we had a chance to talk, and found out that the boys, Dale and Craig, went to the same high school as we did!! They were a grade ahead of us, we had 500 member classes, so it wasn't too surprising we had never seen each other before... So we kept bumping into each other throughout the day, and at the end they came looking for us, and Dale asked me for my phone number...A week later we went on our first date, Three years and a month or so later we were married, on August 20, 1983. Last August we celebrated our 25th wedding Anniversary! Here are photos, first of our wedding day, and the next one was our Anniversary dinner last summer.