Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Jeff!

I still can't believe that we have been married for almost a decade... and have been together for over 11 years!  I thought it would be fun to go back through our honeymoon pictures and share a few of my favorites from that INCREDIBLE 2 weeks!  Enjoy this trip back through memory lane...

 Our honeymoon started overlooking Dana Point in the Honeymoon Suite at the DoubleTree Guest Suites.  Yes, that place was INCREDIBLE!  The next morning, we opened wedding gifts at Jeff's parents' house and then took the kids to start our "family" honeymoon.  We spent 2 days at Disneyland... we stayed in a two room suite (the kids had bunkbeds which they LOVED!)  We laughed and played and had a WONDERFUL lunch at Club 33... the private (and hidden) club at Disneyland.  (Can you believe how little the kids were...?)

 Then it was off to Campland for several days of family fun with Mom and Dad.  We had all of our wedding flowers there at the campsite... it was the best looking campsite around!

Next, we were off to the Dominican Republic for a week... just the two of us.  We stayed in the most beautiful resort on the north side of the island... between the towns of Sosua and Caberete.

We met two other couples (from North Carolina and England) that were on their honeymoons, too.  The six of us got along GREAT and we traveled around together all week.

We went on a mountain bike tour (yes, we took our bike helmets on our honeymoon)... a DOWNHILL tour... sure, I had run marathons, but I was NOT a biker.  I had a ton of fun (even after that big crash on the rocks... a story for another time).  Who would know that years later I would LOVE cycling...?

We all went on a tour to local waterfalls in the jungle... we climbed up (and came down) a series of 16 waterfalls with our tour guides.  We met a couple (they were Americans) that were about to start a tour company in the area.  They needed a group to test out their tours and the six of us were MORE THAN HAPPY to be their guinea pigs!  Here we are, celebrating, before heading out of the jungle and back to our resort. "Careful, slippy here..." and those HUGE HUGE tree leaves... ahhh, memories! 

We had so many experiences... like swimming in the ocean at the start of Tropical Storm Barry... the frequent power outages... the HUGE moths... the fish fry... our last dinner with our friends in town... the day on the beach with "Placido Domingo.."  all stories for another time.  We were actually delayed getting home by a day... we were bumped from our original flight because some rapper was on the flight and "his possie" and security bumped the rest of us from the flight... American Airlines put us up in a hotel for the night and flew us home IN FIRST CLASS... HOLY COW, first class TOTALLY ROCKS!  Not that we can ever afford it again, but it was the perfect end to a perfect honeymoon!

I love you with all my heart, Jeff!  I'm making your favorite for dinner...see you home soon! ;-)


Jeff said...

Thanks Chicklet, I love you a gob of gobs (do the math)

Tracey Locher said...

HA, HA, HA... you're KILLING me, Sweetheart! ;-)