Romance Below Zero

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Some might say we were crazy to have gone out that evening. Our Oaxacan friends certainly would say that. I suspect even our die-hard Cleveland friends and family might have questioned our sanity.

But sometimes you have to be crazy in love.

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One day during our brief trip to Ohio last month, an hour before sunset, we donned what limited cold-weather clothes we had packed with us and drove to one of my favorite spots in Northeast Ohio – even though it was 14º F (-10º C).

I did it because I simply had to take pictures of what I knew would be an idyllic setting. I wasn’t disappointed. My husband went simply because he loves me and loves to spend time with me. (Granted, he shares my same love for this quaint suburb, though not necessarily in sub-zero temperatures!)

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So while my teeth chattered, my toes grew numb, my husband stomped his feet back to life, and both our noses and cheeks glowed bright red from the biting cold, we walked briefly from spot to spot. I hoped to improve my photography and get that ‘perfect shot’ while Mike offered suggestions like, “Hey, what about this angle?” or “Can you try to frame this scene?”

Teamwork. It’s what we do.

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