We were blessed to have an absolutely fabulous honeymoon. Though I must say, Joshua and I are both introverts and huge “home bodies.” Thus, the more adventurous part of our honeymoon–aka, the parts with out of state/out of country traveling–definitely had us wishing for home, even with how much fun we had.
Anyway, our honeymoon started in Sedona, Arizona. Sedona is an absolutely beautiful place here in Arizona, so if you ever have a chance to visit, I highly recommend it! The town is surrounded with beautiful red rocks formations and gorgeous valleys. However, there are some really weird things about Sedona as well. Such as the belief in vortexes is huge, the amount of palm readers and mystical shops is surprising, and everything is overpriced because, well, tourists. We knew about all this before deciding to spend the first few days of our honeymoon in Sedona. However, Sedona is still beautiful and it’s a really cute town, so we planned on it, and we don’t regret it! In fact, it was our favorite part of the honeymoon. But Sedona does have another quirk we discovered: everything, literally EVERYTHING is closed at 9, or maybe 9:30 at the latest. Even Taco Bell, Burger King, KFC–everything. So weird, and a little unhelpful when you and your newlywed husband want a late night snack. The only business we found open was a Bashas’ grocery store, so at least we had that!
We also got a free car wash when we drove up with our “Just married” decorations. It only helped us love Sedona even more!
Here are some photos from our Sedona adventures….
Our next stop on our honeymoon was the Flagstaff train station! We took the train from Flag to LA! It was SO exciting. We loved it, and are totally planning on taking the train again when we want to travel somewhere out of state. Way easier than dealing with airports!
Once in LA, we took a cab to the cruise ship port! As first-time cruisers, we were both very confused about where to go, who to talk to, or what to do, and people seemed very reluctant to help. That was discouraging, but we finally figured it out!
Also, the Queen Mary was right next to our ship in LA. If we wanted to do another “cruise,” I think we would just go on the Queen Mary because it is stationary! We had fun on the cruise (the unlimited food and free room service being the best part), but the motion of the ship got to us (not making us sick, just throwing us “off” all the time), and it was too crowded/too rowdy. It was a party cruise for sure, haha! And we are too introverted for that. 😉
Our waiter was so nice on the last night of our cruise! He had this small cake made for us!
We had quite a gap between disembarking from our cruise ship and catching our train back to Flag, so we took a cab to an outlet mall.
After the movie we walked outside for a while, found a Barnes and Noble, and browsed there for a bit.
After we got back to Flagstaff, we still had another week set aside for our honeymoon, giving us two weeks total. Unfortunately, Joshua did have to work half-days that week, and even though we didn’t like being separated for that, it was helpful to have something for a paycheck. 🙂 All in all, it was lots of fun, and a wonderful time to just relax with each other. We definitely miss those days of spending every moment together without the need to go to work or anything, but we enjoyed it while it lasted!