Hey Everyone! I am linking up with Andrea today for her Show and Tell Series. This week we are talking about our travelogues. You know, places we’ve been, things we’ve seen.
BUT, before I go any further, I need to wish my husband a very happy 9th anniversary. I plan on gushing on him a little more tomorrow but since today marks 9 years of marriage I am going to discuss a few trips we have taken together.
I had to go through my old photo boxes to piece these trips together. Some trips are lacking photographic proof altogether. Like, I only found 2 pictures from our honeymoon. Not sure if I only took two pictures the whole time or if only 2 pictures survived our various moves.
Ahahahahaha! You know those stories you have as a couple? The ones that find their way into every dinner party discussion? This is one of them. We were in Puerto Rico at the time, kayaking the bioluminecent bay. Picture this: It was pitch black, we are in the middle of a horrible lighting storm and are heading out into the bay and through these weird tunnels, AND I had NO IDEA how to kayak (proud to report that I now LOVE kayaking and go often). I WAS PETRIFIED!! We were on our honeymoon and it was an extreme test of our relationship. We were shouting at each other “TURN RIGHT!!!” “GO LEFT (expletive)(expletive)”. It was a trust exercise if nothing else. Once we got out to the bay, it was beyond gorgeous. My adrenaline slowed a bit and I was able to enjoy the trip back from the bay but MAN talk about a moment of panic. I really thought we were going to get electrocuted or worse and my poor parents were going to have to ship our bodies home from Puerto Rico.
Isn’t he gorgeous!
We LOVED LOVED LOVED the Adirondacks. It was our favorite vacation together by far. We loved it so much we went back the next year too. We stayed in Inlet right outside of Old Forge and rented cabins with two of our best friends. Both the boys are extreme outdoorsmen and us girls were learning along the way. Our cabins we’re right on 7th lake and we had an awesome pontoon boat for the week. We hiked, took a ride on a sea plane, fished, kayaked (story of my vacations), boating, cooked and drank. It was fantastic. There was absolutely no cell service or TV. We just laughed and told stories with friends.
The sad thing is, we did a TON of touring in New Orleans. We saw everything we were able to see and I remember so very little of it. I was going through my photos and there are tons of photos of gorgeous buildings and architecture and I don’t remember what any of them were. I remember the cemetery tours, the food (most importantly, the beignets), going on an air boat tour where we saw TONS of alligators, the music, all the people drinking in the streets no matter the time of day. New Orleans IS a 24 hour party but it is also so rich in history and tradition.
This pretty much sums up our trip to Punta Cana. We took a trip down there when Kevin was in grad school. He was burnt out from being in the middle of a tough doctoral program, I was burnt out from working my tail of to support us while he was in school full time. It was the laziest vacation of my life and it was perfect. We swam, slept, swam some more, and ate. The weird thing: the place we stayed was all inclusive. One night we were sitting at the bar and said to each other “let’s get drunk tonight”. (We were trying to unwind, remember?) We were doing shot after shot, drink after drink. I looked over at Kevin and said “You feeling anything yet?” “Not even a little bit” he told me. We gave up and went back to the room feeling, if anything, a little sick from the sugary drinks. Now, we barely ever drink so it is VERY unlikely that the amount of alcohol imbibed wouldn’t make us tipsy. Seemed a little fishy to me.
Gatlinburg was our first trip with the kids. We are at the beach constantly but this was somewhere out of the norm. I did a review post on it HERE and my sentiments hold true. It was a wonderful trip and the boys had a BLAST! There was more than enough things to keep them occupied and happy. We hiked a bunch of trails, did some scenic drives and a whole bunch touristy stuff. The views couldn’t be beat and I am so glad that we all got to experience the Smoky Mountains.
Again, happy anniversary to my wonderful husband. Couldn’t imagine any of this life without you next to me babe!