****I know that this was posted very late... so, if you like the idea... please still play along even if your post is done on Thursday, and then next week I promise to have it done early on Wednesday! Thanks... and sorry!******
Yesterday I had a great idea for a post! Yes... me, the one that has practically been invisible to the blogging eye lately, decided that I was going to start a new Wednesday theme! WHOO HOO!!! I love the idea of Wordless Wednesday... but I am too much of a talker, that even when I have a picture to post(Ok... when I was better at posting), I still couldn't get away without posting something about the picture.
So... my idea is that every Wednesday, I am going to share with you a story about a trip that I have taken, somewhere in the world. Now, I have not traveled all over the world... the farthest I have ever gone is Hawaii, but still... I have traveled a lot here in the US, and I love it. Sometimes, my stories might be about a trip that I took with my wonderful Doug and Gracie, or it could just be about a trip I took with my girlfriends, or with my parents(whom I have done a lot of traveling with) So... I have decided that I am going to start this new post off with my first trip as Mrs. JDM(Doug is my hubby's middle name...): Our Honeymoon!
Our Trip started off the Sunday afternoon after our wedding. We got a rather late start, so we didn't arrive at our first destination til nearly 12:30 a.m. Doug surprised me by reserving a cabin right outside of Gatlinburg, which is truly one of my favorite places in the entire world! So... we spent several nights there, and then from The Smoky Mountains, we were heading to Florida. Now... to tip you off now, this was not a "normal" Honeymoon. We had a true road trip, where we really were not sure where we would end up! So... after Gatlinburg, we headed south, and by early evening we were decided to drive out to Jeckyll Island, GA. We didn't stay the night there, but we did have dinner at the local Bennigans. Here are some cute pictures from our evening in Jeckyll...
After leaving Jeckyll, we traveled on and ended up in a Hotel in St. Augustine, FL. Again... we arrived rather late, and this time, we did not have reservations, because like I said... road trip. We honestly didn't intend to stay there more than one night, because we were really planning on traveling on and maybe going to Daytona or Cocoa beach the next day, but something else made up our minds for us.... do you see the picture below... and in the bottom right corner Doug is looking out at the ocean... with no glasses. Well... as we were getting ready to leave for the day, Doug decided that he needed some time in the ocean to play. So... we ended up going out(in our clothes, after I had already gotten dressed for the day and fixed my hair...LOL) and playing in the water. Well... my sweet, new, husband got over zealous, dove in, and... LOST HIS GLASSES!!!! This being our... 4th day of our Honeymoon, and he could not see! LOL! So... we checked into a Hampton on the beach(much nice than our first hotel there), and thankfully found a place that was open and had his strength perscription, and could also do it in an hour. That part was key... so, we drove about 45 minutes, he picked out his new frames... and then we hung out there till the next morning.
So... the next morning... we started heading South. We were not sure where we were going, but the talk had been to go all the way to Key West. We flip flopped back and forth and finally... we decided to do it. So... after a full day of driving... we arrived in Key West around 1 in the morning. We checked out of our hotel the next morning and decided to explore the town. Some of the highlights include the Southern most point of the Continental US, Duval St., and of course... had to hit the Hard Rock! :)
On our way back... we took in a Key West Sunset, and then headed off to our next destination....
Now... officially, we spent the next day in Siesta Keys, FL, but the pictures from that day are on another CD, so I will try to add those later. After spending the day in Siesta Keys, we headed out after sunset, and decided to drive to Orlando! LOL! Seriously... have you ever heard of a crazier road trip? So... here are the pics from our day in Orlando... we went to the Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney, had a lovely lunch, and then walked around... and got back on the road(because, I think by this time, it is Friday...)
So.... here are the last photos from our whirlwind Honeymoon... I think we were somewhere in Tennessee, at a rest stop... just enjoying a break! LOL! I can say this about our Honeymoon... we were in love, and to us, this was the best vacation ever!
So.... No that I have shared one of my "Where in the World have you been?" 's, now it is your turn! If you do decide to play along... please let me know in my comments, so I can read about yours... and next Wednesday... I will post another one. Also... if you decide to do this... please link back to my blog, so if this is a hit... we can make it a ritual and who knows... maybe sometime add a Mr. Linky! :)