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We were married on July 22, 1995. It was a great day, with the promise of looking forward to Gatlinburg, TN the following day. We had a cabin on hold for us at I believe Cades Cove. The car was loaded up and ready for our trip the following morning.
I didn't know it through the whole wedding day or into the evening the my new husband was in intense pain from kidney stones. I thought from time to time, he doesn't really seem to be enjoying the "Happiest day of his life!", but he never said anything to me.
Well that changed at about 10:30 at night in the hotel room he so lovingly rented for us. He told me he had been feeling kidney pain for 3 days but didn't want to tell me because he knew it would stress me out. Sweet sentiment, but seriously I wish he had told me. Well by 12:00 we were on our way to the hospital, where my new hubby was put on morphine and I filled the time walking around, or reading outdated magazines.
Needless to say we couldn't leave Michigan, so we cancelled our cabin in Tennessee. Even though the lady felt bad we still lost our deposit. Well being me I started thinking of other options. I found a bed and breakfast in Harbor Springs, MI (a little resort time) called Kimberly Country Estates (appropriate right, since my name is Kim). Well at first Steve balked at going because it was really prices, but his brother told him basically dude you have to give her that, so we spent one night there. It was beautiful and secluded. They had these beautiful thick and thirsty robes that I loved. Since we got married a week before my 31st birthday Steve surprised me by purchasing one.
After the night at Kimberly Country Estates, we headed for northern Michigan. Mackinaw City to be exact. We stayed in our little tent at the Tee Pee Campground in Mackinaw. I don't know if you've ever been there, but if you get the chance it's a great place to go.
On my birthday we headed over to Mackinaw Island. Now that is a great vacation spot! 2 weeks before we got married we purchased roller blades, so being the smart people we are, we decided to roller blade around the island. Did you know that Mackinaw Island is 8 miles around. Needless to say we were wasted by the time we made it around that place. We went back to the campground and collapsed!
The rest of the week was spent in Northern Michigan, and the Upper Peninsula. It was a great week!
Steve passed his Kidney Stone a week later. This July we CELEBRATE 15 wonderful years of marriage! I thank God everyday with my wonderful husband, and can't wait to see what other adventures we get into together.