4.28.2010

No Tahiti Sweetie..... Indeedy! Part 1

I figured before I go away on this vacation (The first one by ourselves since our honeymoon aka the horrormoon),  and my guest bloggers start to post their funny vacation stories, I would share with you all the story of our first days together as husband and wife. You'll laugh...you'll cry....you'll want to choke our travel agent as much as I did.  This is a LONG story.  It probably takes me 15-20 minutes to tell....so I'll save you the novel and split it into three parts...Here's part 1! 

These are the days of my life.......of my honeymoon life that is!

Deciding where my husband and I wanted to go on a honeymoon was crazy.  I think it was probably the most debated thing!  My dream had been a two week cruise on the Mediterranean, visiting all the different countries along there.  H-E-A-V-E-N!  However heaven comes at a STEEP price!  YIKES!  Moving on.....

Next up I pictured spending two weeks in Italy.  Layed it out.  I've ALWAYS wanted to go to Italy.  Prices weren't so unreasonable. 

My husband and I went back and forth...he wanted to relax by the beach.  I wanted to sightsee.  Back and forth...back and forth...until we finally decided on the perfect place.....

TAHITI!

We have all seen those pictures.  Beautiful waters and beaches...clean and carefree.  So we went through a family friend travel agent (this will become relevant in the future) and booked our 12 days in Tahiti!

The plan was: two nights on the main island of Tahiti and then 10 nights on the island of Moorea.  I looked into Bora Bora...The prices were INSANE for that island at all the nice hotels (let's face it...I'm high maintenance)....like $1000 a night insane!  We decided on Tahiti we would get the over the water bungalow.  Then when we went to Moorea we would do 6 nights beach front and 4 nights overwater (we DID just spend a fortune on a wedding!!).  Far away...just my husband and I ....who had survived a 8 year long distance relationship..together on the beach in paradise for 12 days.....PERFECTION right?

OH SO WRONG!

I love my husband dearly but did I trust him to pack himself...no!  Plus this was our honeymoon...didn't we both deserve new clothes.  I spent about a month finding the perfect clothes for our honeymoon.  Found myself the cutest linen capri's with a black linen fancy tank top....Found my hubby the cutest hawaiian type T-shirts.  Water shoes ..check...bathing suits ...check...

Bug spray....check.....wait what??!?

When I tell you I am so paranoid of mosquitos..I am not kidding.  I kept reading online how mosquitos can be a problem in the French Polynesian Islands (yes I said French...you would think that registered with me a little bit more BEFOREHAND).  So I did what any normal high maintenance girl would do....I packed 6 containers of sunscreen that had bug repellant on it!  YES 6!  One can never be too sure ya know!

Here's a little known fact about that wonderful sunscreen/bug repellent....it does not work well with acrylic nails.  I repeat..IT DOES NOT WORK well with acrylic nails.   My beautiful french manicure...GONE!  And that is just the beginning my friends....just the beginning....

Tune in tomorrow for part two!

9 comments:

Heather said...

I cannot wait for the rest!

You pack JUST like me! :)

Candidly_Andrea said...

But I want to read more NOW! ;)

Patrish said...

I'm anxiously waiting to hear more.....

Goodyear Family said...

Like Candidly_Andrea- I want more Now! I have nothing to do but read... Post more!

Ashley said...

I can't wait to read the rest! :)

Dea.nna said...

I'm already laughing out loud and dying to hear the rest!!! The suspense might kill me!

Busted Kate said...

Can't wait to hear more! I hope there's some pictures involved... :-)

Nicole said...

Can't wait for the rest, too! That sunscreen/bug repellent stuff is nasty - I have experienced something similiar with it.

Just Me...C said...

I am so impatient! Come on already! Lol