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Monday, February 1, 2010

My Story in Photos: "Places I Love"

This week, i heart faces is having a very special assignment for us all.... To show the places that we love! So, I have the perfect post, that I am actually reposting for this. So, here it is:
Our Honeymoon!

PS: I hope this is ok... I have collages that I made because I had way to many pics to post them all... Here goes nothing!

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, there you are... now, where do you love to be?


Caroline said...

What a fun way to put your photos together!

American in Norway said...

Ahhh... you can see how in love & happy you are! Very sweet.

McKay Family said...

Love the collages...great way to get so many pics in the story! Key West is always fun! I try to hop down there frequently!

Lena said...

Aww I love your photos! You guys are so obviously in love! What a wonderful and adventurous honeymoon. I always want to just jump in the car and take off in some random direction, how fun.

Fire Wife said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Becca said...

Great idea to do collages! :-) I love it - looks fun!