"Love Locks" for CTI.
In June my wife and I took a trip to Russia. While in Moscow we came upon a great idea that we thought we could potentially duplicate on Tower Isle. It seems that they have a custom when they get married. They take a lock down to a certain part of town on a pedestrian bridge, lock the lock on a metal tree made specifically for this purpose and throw the key in the Volga canal indicating their never ending love for one another. Hopefully the next couple of pictures will show this. If not they will be at the end of this post.
Ok, I just tried again to figure out how to post pictures on this new message board. It doesn't seem to want to let me so you'll just have to wait for the pics until I can get some professional help......
Anyway, Cynthia and I figured that we could bring a chain (galvanized so it won't rust) out to TI and attach it to the sea grape tree right next to the walkway up from the dock. On our recent July trip to CTI we carried down 20 feet of chain in our luggage. The TSA did leave us a love note in that bag but it went through. I wonder what they thought we were going to do with it?
It's now up on TI for all you new and repeat guests to add your personal love lock to the tree. There are 3 locks so far. One for Cynthia and Fred, one for Jene and Brent and one for Jene's parents Bill and Kathy. All the keys were ceremoniously tossed in the Carribbean Sea.
We hope this will become a new TI tradition. Cynthia and I will be celebrating our 41st anniversary this Oct. at CTI so this is not just for newleyweds. Foe newbies to TI it may be another romantic excuse to go over. As so many people say on this message board "once you go, you'll know."
Management liked the concept and said "maybe we'll have to start selling locks in the gift shop" but I wouldn't count on it.
Let's try to keep this thread going with those of you putting a lock on TI responding and maybe posting a picture of the lock or yourselves or whatever.
I'll post the original pics when I get that professional help.
Fred and Cynthia