"Take the Evangeline Trail to Bell Park and leave your car in the main parking lot. Take the trails to West Lake and look for the signs - they'll direct you to the ceremony site."
My memory is fuzzy, but the verbal directions went something like that. Two minutes into the hike and I started to panic. Shit. Wrong park. Wrong parking lot. No. Keep on going - just a bit further. Then I saw it. The first sign: "LoKate the Love", written in loose italic with an arrow below. Two minutes later and I found the next one, followed by the third. Then I was on their altar, on the edge of West Lake. Blue skies reflected off calm water. Reds, yellows and oranges scattered throughout the evergreens on shore. Rows of chairs underneath an autumn canopy faced the lake with the aisle between them leading back to the woods, back to where I'd started my panicked journey. [continued ...Read More