Seth and I got married, in case you haven't heard. We held the wedding at Gran's restaurant in the heart of Granford, and my friend and mentor Christopher officiated, with a special license. It was exactly the small wedding we wanted, with our families and friends gathered around us (and good food!).
But we forgot to plan a honeymoon. It was a December wedding, because I was busy with the harvest and preparing my orchard for winter, and Seth was trying to wrap up a variety of home renovation projects before it got too cold to work outside, and going somewhere after the wedding kind of slipped our minds. Good thing we're both workaholics.
One thing we're not is the type of people who can go sit on a beach and sip alcoholic beverages with little umbrellas and fruit in them. Neither of us does "lazy" well. So when we finally sat down, the day after the wedding, and talked for the first time about what kind of thing we would like to do to celebrate our marriage, I suggested Jefferson's Monticello. It seemed like the perfect blend of historic architecture (for Seth) and a historic orchard (for me), and we could drive there, with a few stops along the way. And all of a sudden, we had a plan!
And off we went. We did make a few side trips to other interesting places, and we took our time. There were some happy surprises. And Monticello definitely lived up to its reputation. Did you know that Jefferson planted his orchard before he even started building his home? It was important to him, and he put as much thought and care into planning it as he did into his intriguing house.
Apparently we just can't seem to do things the way other people do--but we're well matched.
Meg and Seth's wedding took place in A Gala Event, released last October. Seeds of Deception (Orchard Mystery #10) will be released in October 2016. I'm sure you'll want to see how I can fit Thomas Jefferson and the Mob into the same story!