01 December 2008

Honeymoon (mis)adventures

After 9 months of planning and a couple stressful weeks, the day Dan I have been waiting finally arrived... our wedding!!! It was fabulous. I could probably write chapters about it, but since most everyone who will end up reading this were there, I'll skip that for now. However, I'll be sure to some pictures at some point ^-^ there are a lot of them!

After all the stress of planning, we were of course looking forward to a nice relaxing honeymoon. Which we got, for the most part; although, we did have a few bumps along the way.

We went to Bear Creek, PA in the Pocono Mountains and stayed in an adorable vacation cottage. It flurried almost everyday that we were there and it was beautiful. The cottage was very cozy inside as well, which was great, because Dan and I both were sick at different points during the week and really needed the rest; we took the "in sickness and in health" part our vows seriously, apparently.

My car, Pearl, also needed some TLC during the trip. Her dry-rotted tires from 1995 were not too pleased with the bumpy mountain roads. As such, we spent a good portion of our honeymoon in the Wyoming Vally Mall at the Sears Auto Center replacing all four of them. We found ways to entertain ourselves while we waited:

(Yes, we are aware that we are huge dorks. ;) Atleast we know that our lives will never be boring. ^.^)

In between our trips to Sears, we were able to take a day trip to my favorite city and yours... Scranton!!! Unfortunately, we didn't run in to Jim Halpert or Pam Beasley, but we did go the Steamtown Mall where, among quite a few other things, we purchased a Dwight magnet at the Dunder Mifflin Shop. The Steamtown Mall is really unique because it's built inside a group of older buildings; we almost missed it when we drove by (thankfully, there was a giant sign for Steve and Barry's that gave it away). There are train tracks behind the mall with a bunch of old railway cars hanging out on them and a little bridge so you can overlook them. Dan was impressed by the train car that had a bus on it.

Don't worry, we didn't spend our whole time in the Poconos couped up in malls and the cottage. We were able to enjoy the outdoors as well; we would have been nuts not to!! We took a day to go horseback riding, which despite being really cold, was a lot of fun.

On the way to the stables, we drove past over the Frances E. Walter Dam and were treated to an amazing view.
We also took a walk around part of the Bear Creek Lake, which was right up the road from where we were staying, and spent some time exploring a waterfall that was all frozen.

When all was said and done, we had a lovely time and will definitely be returning to either the Pine Paddock Cottage or the Bischwind B&B (both owned by the same people). Even though we had a few set backs, it was great way to spend our first week together as married couple *^.^*


Carlee said...

Are you not the cutest!

newlywed adventures said...

i don't know, am i?