Tag-Archive for ◊ Honeymoon ◊

• Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

*Edit: As brought to my attention by the newlyweds, I forgot to mention why Anna and I went to Maui in the first place: (I blame lack of sleep – that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it ;))

Anna’s father & step-mom decided to get married in Lahaina, Maui and invited all of his children and grandchildren to celebrate with him at a large house right on the beach, which they kindly paid for. (Most of the sunset pictures below were taken from the back porch!) We had a great time. Thank you John and Lisa for inviting us and providing such a great place to hang out and relax.

After Anna and I got married, we decided that we’re going to go on one vacation/honeymoon a year. And since we were married on September 21st, going to Maui for John and Lisa’s wedding in October was a perfect “Honeymoon Version 2.0.”

I think I have finally gotten all of my blog-worthy Maui Pictures cropped and uploaded. I’m not going to lie: I’ve posted way too many pictures, but it’s better than the alternative. Unfortunately, I don’t have time to add captions to all of the images, but I’ll try grouping them.

Anna’s sister, Diana Henderson, is an amazing photographer and posted some of her Maui pictures on her photography blog. I definitely recommend checking those out. (You may have to scroll down a little.)

Okay, let’s get started with a picture of us:

AshtonAnna

Now that we got that out of the way, time for some babies:
Maui babies
Maui babies
Maui babies
Maui babies
Maui babies
Madeleine
Maui
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Jace
Maui Sunset
Maui Sunset
Maui Sunset
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Mason
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Turtles
Maui Turtles
Biggest Single Tree Ever
Maui tree
Maui tree
Etc.
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Maui Sunset
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Maui Sunset

Just because it was ridiculous, Anna and I will tell the story of our trip home to Montana from Maui:

On Sunday, we helped pack up the cars, and drove to the airport with the family. The family left on a 2:00 PM flight, and we left on a 7:00 PM flight. After dropping off John’s rental car (hehe), we “relaxed” in the airport until we could check our bags at 4:30.

We got on the plane in Maui at 6:30 and landed in Kona, Hawaii at 7:30. After sitting in the plane for another 45 minutes, we left again, arriving in Seattle Washington approximately 5.5 hours later at 5:30 AM (Ashton got 2 hours of sleep, and Anna couldn’t sleep.)

We switched planes again and finally arrived in Spokane, Washington at 8:00 AM on Monday. We got in our car, and drove for 4 1/2 hours arriving home at 2:30 PM (with baggage and lunch).

Yep, ridiculous.

Enjoy,
AshtonAnna

• Friday, October 12th, 2007

(Disclaimer: I know the honeymoon post is before the wedding post, and that’s because we don’t have our wedding pictures, but we do have our honeymoon pics!)

Ashton and Anna were married on September 21st. The very next morning at 6:00, we were on our way to the airport. We arrived and spent our first honeymoon night on the US Virgin Island: Saint Thomas. The next morning, we took the “Road Town Fast Ferry” to the British Virgin Island of Tortola, which is the island we spent the rest of the honeymoon on.

After paying some punk local $5 to carry our luggage 15 feet, we to a taxi to our Resort: Long Bay Resort. We had a villa up on the hill with an incredible view.

Incredible View:

The greatest part about our honeymoon was the fact that it was the “off-season” for the Caribbean, so there was no one there. Long Bay Resort, for example, has over 150 rooms, and is usually full. At any given time, while we were there, there were about 10-15 couples in the entire place, almost all of whom were on their honeymoon. It was rare to run into more than a couple people when we would walk the mile-long beach of Long Bay.

Not to mention the beaches were beautiful and relaxing:


The main place to eat breakfast and lunch at the resort was right on the beach:

One day, we went for a sailing trip on a 52′ day catamaran. It was extremely relaxing. We visited a couple islands and snorkeling spots:

Our honeymoon was more fun than can be expressed in just one blog post, so I’ll be adding another shortly,

Shall it forever burn brightly,
Ashton and Anna