Initially, we weren't expecting a honeymoon trip at all. When we got engaged, I had yet to move down from Virginia and had not sought out a new job here. I knew I'd be new wherever I ended up, and with too little time to earn PTO, vacation hours, etc. Thankfully, when I did start another job, my new manager graciously offered me the week off after the wedding. It wasn't paid time off, but I was just happy for permission not to work for a few days and take a breather.
Then, my in-laws' long time neighbors gave us a really sweet surprise. They offered us their lake house in Wetumpka, just north of Montgomery. We were both mentally and physically exhausted at that point. Outfitted with a dock, a grill, and a hammock, we couldn't ask for more. It was peaceful, and it was perfect. I don't know how or why couples plan big overseas adventures for their honeymoons.
|The 'Arctic Island' floating cooler. Awesome.|
|Meeting the locals.|
And in between his leisure reading and cigars, my husband grilled the best, melt-in-your-mouth steak.
|morning coffee on the lake|
|leftover wedding flowers|
|The Coosa River: it gave Wetumpka its name, "Tumbling Waters"|
We didn't want to leave. Ever.