our Honeymoon Web page!
Disclaimer!!! This page
is no where near done! In fact it's barely begun.
One of the most immediate benefits of getting married is
the honeymoon! Melissa and I were really starting to look
forward to this in the days leading up to the wedding. Not that
we weren't looking forward to the wedding too, but there's a lot of
stress involved with that! The Honeymoon was purely for own
After the wedding on Saturday June 28th, 2003, we took a
day off (Sunday) and headed off for our Honeymoon on Monday. In
retrospect we would have liked two days off! If we'd done that
we would have missed out on a day in Disney, so we were probably
better off with what we did. I'll tell you though, getting up at
4:00am on Monday was really tough! Amazingly enough, it was
actually harder on Melissa than it was on me.
Our Honeymoon consisted of 5 days in Orlando Florida at
Disney World (6/30/2003 - 7/5/2003), then a week in St. Lucia
(7/5/2003-7/12/2003). We did it this way so we would have the
week to relax at the end. This worked out really well.
Being at Disney was as busy (if not busier) than getting
married! We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney (see
the button to the left for more information there) which was our
base of operations. We stayed on Disney property the whole week
using the Disney busses to get around from park to park. On the
next Saturday, we had to get up early again (3:15am I think) to head
off to St. Lucia. This included a connecting flight in
San Juan so it took a bit of time. Luckily our flight into St.
Lucia landed at the norther airport rather than the southern one
(which we were expecting) as we had a 10 minutes taxi ride to
Windjammer Landing rather than an hour+ ride. Not only did it
save us a lot of time, but it also cost us about $150 less! The
following Saturday we actually got to get up at a resonable time to
head to the airport around 12:00. The airport is only about 200
feet long, so we're not sure why they told us to get there two hours
in advance. We sat in the "gate" for almost the whole two hours.
The only travel problems we had were on the return flight where our
flight into San Juan from St. Lucia was late, which would have caused
us to miss our connection in San Juan had our flight from there to
Boston not been delayed! We ended up with a couple hours of
waiting in San Juan before flying to Boston to get in after
midnight. The poor guy from the car service had to wait a little
less than three hours longer to pick us up. He took it
Here we are at home. Poor Melissa went back to work
Monday (7/14/2003) while I took Monday and Tuesday off to ease back
into it. That was one of the best decisions I've made
recently! My goal was to get most of this web page done during
those two days. It'll be a miracle if that happens! Please
keep your eye on this page until it's done!
Please explore the links to the left! I've included
what I considered the best of the pictures of each topic in the
pages. Be thankful. I took 1700 pictures over the 12
days. You can use the "Best pictures" to see the ones I selected
all in the same place, or if you're brave you can use the "All
pictures" link on the bottom left to see all of them seperated by