We are honeymooners!

We took two honeymoons and they were both great!

Our first honeymoon took place immediately after the wedding. We left Saturday morning, after checking out of the hotel and swinging back to our apartment to drop off our wedding stuff and pick up our bags for the honeymoon. We spent the next few days up north in Mystic, Connecticut. We stayed at a Marriott hotel that was unfortunately way overpriced for the service we received but overall it was a pleasant stay. We didn't have a lot of time to do the regular tourist stuff, but we did manage to spend some time at the Mystic Aquarium and also walk around the quaint little town. It was relaxing and just what we needed after the last few hectic months of wedding planning.

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Our second and longer honeymoon took place in November 2005. We decided to book a small cabin on a lake in South Carolina. The cabin allowed us to take our cat, Stormy with us, which was perfect. It was in the middle of nowhere, which allowed us to do whatever we wanted to do whenever we felt like it. We were never big on "planned" vacations, so this was really perfect. We arrived the Saturday after Thanksgiving and stayed until the following Sunday. We spent a good portion of our time either in the hot tub or fishing by the lake. We also managed to fit in quite a few gaming sessions on our new XBOX 360, which we purchased right before the trip.

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We found time to hit the driving range, play a round of golf, go shopping and quite a few nights were spent outside over the campfire, grilling up burgers and making s'mores. We had such a great time that we booked the same place for our 2006 vacation.