Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis is a major city in Minnesota that forms "Twin Cities" with the neighboring state capital of St. Paul. Bisected by the Mississippi River, it's known for its parks and lakes. Minneapolis is also home to many cultural landmarks like the Walker Art Center, a contemporary art museum, and the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, famed for Claes Oldenburg's "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture.

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Glacier National Park, Montana, Idaho & Washington

Glacier National Park is a 1,583-sq.-mi. wilderness area in Montana's Rocky Mountains, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border. It's crossed by the mountainous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Among more than 700 miles of hiking trails, it has a route to photogenic Hidden Lake. Other activities include backpacking, cycling and camping. Diverse wildlife ranges from mountain goats to grizzly bears. Idaho is a northwestern U.S. state known for mountainous landscapes, and vast swaths of protected wilderness and outdoor recreation areas.

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Florida: Sea World, Disney World and the Keys – 2003

Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. It has hundreds of miles of beaches. The city of Miami is known for its Latin-American cultural influences and notable arts scene, as well as its nightlife, especially in upscale South Beach. Orlando is famed for theme parks, including Walt Disney World.

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1995: Hawaii Wedding & UK Reception

Paul and I arranged a whirlwind wedding on Beach in Hawaii with two friends who had flown over as witnesses. It was a gloriously beautiful day with Trent participating in the vows we made while dressed in native sarongs, grass skirts and coconut shells! Paul's Parent's did not quite approve of this look for our wedding photo on their mantlepiece and arranged for a more formal wedding reception on our return to the UK in early December with friends and family! Double wedding!

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