Friday, December 10, 2010

Searching for the perfect Honeymoon spot

It's no surprise to anyone who knows us that we are on the very defintion of a shoe-string budget. I'm doing my best to save up money for the wedding, but that seems like fighting a losing battle at times.

Regardless, while Allicia is stressing out about wedding stuff, I'm bogged down by a Honeymoon destination. Thankfully, I am marrying an amazingly understanding woman who has left it to me to surprise her about where we go.

I know the important thing is that we're together. In a world where money isn't a problem, our dream trip would be a train ride across the country to Seattle, with our own little cabin, and a stay in a bed and breakfast while touring one of America's greatest cities. However, if we took that trip, I don't think we'd enjoy it because we'd be pinching pennies so hard and a train ride like that would look better in the fall, instead of early summer.

SOOOOO what to choose? Here are some ideas that I have. The key is to make sure we can drive there: Flying is too expensive.

1. Niagara Falls.
A very awesome idea. Beautiful falls, a quiet area, and a drive through Canada would be great. It's not too far from home, and would be relatively inexpensive.

2. Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach is a beautiful city as well. I used to live there (twice), so going back to my elementary school would be amazing. However, since my sister will be living there, it's a trip we'll make often. Not sure I want to use a Honeymoon trip on someplace we'll be 2 months later.

3. Lake Erie

Getting a bed and breakfast in Lake Erie would be a fun getaway that wouldn't take all day to get to. A Bed and Breakfast just sounds crazy romantic, and being in a small-town setting would be an extremely relaxing change of pace.

4. Harrisburg, PA
Remember that part about the important thing being that we are together? A staycation would put that notion to the test. Since my bride said to surprise her, I would probably run this one by her first. That way, she didn't have her hopes up, only to find that we are staying home. Still, we'll have just moved into a new place. It would be kinda fun and a little romantic to spend time decorating our house, making dinner/breakfast for each other, taking a day trip to Lancaster going antique shopping, etc.

So, what should I do? Do any of the options appeal to you? Or should I choose something radically different? Please tell us your suggestions!

2 comments:

  1. Any national park if you like nature.

    My parents told us recently that "back in their day" they went to Mexico for a month with $300 and came back with change. That was before Cozumel was a tourist resort and the drug dealers were killing people.

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  2. I keep putting off getting my passport, so likely a no-go! dustin showed me his last week and the picture is hilarious. Canada might be out for that same reason.

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