I’ve been missing in action. I know, I know. I’m sorry, but we’ve been busy! After the wedding we went to Hawaii for our honeymoon. It was beautiful there. We want to go back as soon as possible.
We stayed on Oahu for a week at Wyndham’s Royal Garden in Waikiki. Our hotel ended up costing us only around $300 because my other mother (best friend’s mom) let us use her timeshare! We just had to pay the reservation transfer fee thingy. Our trip would have cost probably over a thousand dollars more if we had to pay it all out of pocket. It was an amazing gift. Our room was beautiful — we had a huge bed, nice TV, mini kitchen and dining area, nice bathroom, and a balcony. From our balcony we had a lovely view of the canal, and even a mini ocean view!
It was beautiful. The ocean was gorgeous — I had never seen such blue water before. You could see the fish swimming in the water. We don’t have that on the East Coast y’all. It just doesn’t exist. You can only see fish swimming if they’re in a fish tank here. Our water is NOT the same (with that said I still love our beaches here, lol).
Anyways, we ate tons of yummy food while we were there. We also drank lots of delicious drinks. Mai tais were one of our favorite drinks to get. Mmm! Delish! Our hotel was within walking distance to lots of shops, restaurants and the beach so we ended up walking around a lot. We did rent a jeep while we were there which was nice. We ended up using the jeep to leave Waikiki and discover other sections of the island.
We swam with dolphins. We kissed dolphins. Yes. WE DID IT. WE SMOOCHED DOLPHINS. We may have bought every picture they took of it too…and um…a DVD was purchased as well. I have no regrets. Swimming with dolphins was one of my favorite activities We also swam with rays and fishies in another area of Sea Life Park. We fed fish lettuce. Every thing about that day was outstanding. I love Sea Life Park. It was situated in such a beautiful section of the island. We had the mountains on one side and endless ocean on the other. No matter where you looked there was beauty. I’m pretty sure my husband thought I was a nutter that day. I was like a big kid. I got excited about every thing. Even the trash cans at the park were cute (they were shaped like dolphins), and, yes, I took photos of them.
We also went to a luau and the Polynesian culture center. We met a bunch of nice Australian couples at the luau. They took our pictures while we danced during the luau. We basically got pulled up onto the stage because they asked who was on their honeymoon or anniversary trip….lol…then they brought us all up on stage. Hopefully they send us those pictures when they return home to Australia. They were vacationing all over the place.
Anyways, we did a lot of wonderful things. We went and saw Pearl Harbor which was one of my MUST do tours. It was great, but sad and made me kind of emotional. It was also HOTTER than the gates of hell that day and there wasn’t much shade available. It was a very well done tour. Our favorite thing we did though was just relax (well relax and swim with dolphins).
We literally would go out, eat, and then go back to the hotel and nap. We were lazy. Yes, we were surrounded by beauty and could have done more stuff but we were pretty darn content. We were used to seeing each other basically on the weekends so it was amazing to have a full week together. We loved it. Our honeymoon lasted a week and then we came home and dived right into moving me in.
We’re still kind of moving in but we’re getting settled. We ordered a bean bag couch which should be coming today. We’re making our little apartment homey. We’ve looked for Christmas trees (and spotted two potential trees). We enjoy watching HGTV lots and lots. We’re dreaming about the future and enjoying the present.