Friday, January 29, 2016

HONEYMOON SICKNESS

Sunday morning we woke up pretty early cause we didn't sleep much the night before..not for reasons your thinking either. It is so weird to sleep in the same bed with someone else that you never have before! With all the snoring, hogging of blankets, fan blasting, kicking..its something that takes time for anyone to adjust to! Plus we were too excited to sleep because we were leaving for our honeymoon! We were on the road at about 10:30 making our way to California. It was a fun drive especially since it was our first real road trip together! We got into California around 4:00 and went straight to our hotel to settle in and then to go out and explore long beach! We saw the Queen Mary, lots of seagulls, a hot sauce shop that had spicy javelina jerky!? What?? I don't know about you but the one time I tried javelina it was a one time thing and it was so gross! After our time shopping and dinner we made it back to our hotel for the night. The next morning we made the mistake of going down stairs for what we thought was a continental breakfast because what hotel doesn't have that!? Well our hotel didn't. We got our plate full of breakfast and sat down and then a waiter came over to get us drinks and bring us a check? Yeah, well that breakfast we thought was free was actually $22/person! Ugh so I stuffed some boxes of cereal, a muffin, yogurt and honey into all of my jacket pockets and we were off. Later that day we went on a tour of the Queen Mary which was way cool! Fun fact, the D-Day invasion order was signed on that ship! After our fun tour it was time to get in line to start boarding our cruise ship. The next day we got to Catalina and did a lot of exploring there! It was so beautiful and the weather was perfect! Brad went down on the little beach and picked about 10 pretty seashells for me :) but it wasn't long after that, that a wave came up and soaked his pants up to his knees..apparently I was suppose to be keeping eye out for waves? I didn't know this so I got in trouble for that. We later ate at a snack bar they had in town and they had some amazing fish and chips! We shared some with all the little birds that were surrounding us and they enjoyed it too! We did some more exploring after lunch until it was time for us to go PARASAILING! It was an absolutely breathtaking view up there and so peaceful! It was something I would do again, Brad not so much. He said that its something he can do once in his life and he's good. He's weird. We got back on the boat and settled in for the rest of the night. The next day we were in Ensenada, Mexico! Brad served his 2 year church mission in Mexico so it was a great feeling to him to be back. Plus, he speaks fluent Spanish which was so helpful in a city where majority speaks Spanish! We went to a grocery store in town and got these cupcake like things called peng├╝inos, they're basically the Mexico version of Ho Ho's and they are delicious! Afterwards we got on the boat for our deep sea fishing excursion! I had never been on a fishing boat in the ocean before and it was so much fun! We saw Dolphins, whales and a sea lion! Buut, this STINKIN sea lion was trailing our boat and was taking the fish we had caught on our line! One of the fish that was reeled in was just its head cause the sea lion bit it in half! After that I started not to feel good and I sat down and the tour guide told me to look at the clouds cause they're the only thing not moving and that should make me
feel better..well it didn't. I was over the edge of the boat all the way to my stomach and threw up into the ocean! Brad was worried I would fall out of the boat so he held me by my pants..and there was a seagull trailing us and eating what I was putting into the water. So gross and of course Brad had to snap a picture of my finest moment I was having...2 hours later our excursion was over and I had never been happier to be on dry, not moving land!! Since we were in Mexico we did what anyone would do there and that is to get authentic tacos!! Cause they're only authentic if they come from Mexico of course! Man oh man were those some good tacos! We did some more shopping in town and then made our way back to the boat. The next day was a day at sea..they weren't kidding when saying this. We literally stayed in one spot almost the entire day in the middle of the ocean just floating! Not even moving! We just sat at sea for a whole day. The day we got back to long beach we thought was going to be such a good day because we would get off the boat and go to knotts berry farm. Well, it didn't exactly start out that simple. We were packing up all our stuff in our room getting ready to head downstairs when I asked brad if he had the car keys..that's where it all started. He didn't have them, I didn't have them, security downstairs didn't have them so who did!? After almost an hour and a half of searching some cruise employee had them in her office on her desk the whole week without turning them into lost and found! Like what, who does that!? We did end up getting the car keys and saving $120 for a key maker to come out. We got in the car and then we were able to make our way to Knott Berry Farm! If you haven't ever been to that park, go, seriously right now go! There is this one ride there that's called the xcelerator and it goes from 0-80 mph in 2.3 seconds! It then takes you straight up into the air and does a slight spiral on the way down talk about a thrill ride! It was so much fun and definitely our favorite ride of the park! After spending the whole day at the park we were ready to make our 6 hour journey home..but it actually turned into a 8 hour journey home because of California traffic. We made it home at 1am and were so happy to be in our own place that we now call home together :)










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