Rick and I celebrated the anniversary of our very first date yesterday. We went to an annual tennis tournament dance in Ojai, California on April 24, 1981. It's amazing to think we've been together for 32 years now, even though we've only been married for 25 years. I say only like that's not very long. Ha! The picture above is one of the earliest ones I have of us together. We were standing in the petting zoo at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Sadly, I don't have any pictures from our actual first date. That would be really cool to have, but it was before cameras went digital and before the age of everyone having a camera via cell phone. Fortunately, my mom loved photography and took quite a few of us in those early days, like the one above.
This last one was taken in 1984, so it was a few years after we'd been dating. I only remember the year because of Rick's shirt. And again, this one was taken at Six Flags Magic Mountain. We went there a lot in the 1980s. By the 1990s, the place was riddled with gangs, so we stopped going. Anyway, it's incredible to think that I've been with Rick for 32 years!