Sherilin over at laughing my abs off wrote a post about her honeymoon and invited others to share.
So, here is me... sharing.
Honeyman and I didn't have a lot of money in those days.
What makes it different from these days?
You could do more with less 14 years ago.
We didn't do the nice traditional wedding.
I didn't care.
I had done all the big wedding planning before.
The nice dress, the fancy invitations, the minister.
But, the wedding was not to be.
I should have known we were doomed when that first groom-to-be wanted to play Randy Travis during the ceremony.
But, since Honeyman and I were keeping it simple, we got nice rings.
We also made plans to get it done on the Friday before Labor Day.
He had no vacation time, but this way he'd have a three day week-end for the honeymoon.
We went down and got our marriage license and they gave us instructions on getting married at the courthouse.
This was our plan and so this was great.
On the sheet it said we could just go to the family court and find a judge. We didn't need an appointment.
If we did it offsite, judges could charge a minimum fee of $55.
The courthouse was fine.
Except, naive me.
I believed it would be that easy.
Did I say we had not a lot of money?
Yeah, we had just enough to go away for a couple days.
And than, we get to the courthouse with Kiddo, my sister, and Honeyman's brother and we can't find a judge to do the deed.
A nice lady called and found one that would do it on his lunch hour, but didn't like marrying people at the courthouse because it was so "unromantic".(Translation-he wanted the money)
By then, we figured we had no option but to have him do it and pay the money out of our measly honeymoon fund.
We went to the judge's house and got married in his flower garden.
After that, we drove down to the inlaws to drop Kiddo off for the night.
We obviously were staying home.
But, they gave us $100 for a wedding gift so we got to go away after all.
Yes, we had about $150-$200 to go on a honeymoon.
It worked for us.
We went just one state over.
To Minnesota- Land of 10,000 Lakes.
We ordered in pizza.
I don't even remember the name of the little town we stayed in.
The room was under $50/night and it was a decent room too.
But, we went to one of those places where they build a little town and have people living like they did 150 years ago.
We also went to a cave.
I like caves.
What was funny there was the DNR guy, telling us about the cave.
Said it's a great place to go during an earthquake.
I know the safest place I feel when the ground is shaking is underground.
Honeyman and I wanted to laugh.
How many earthquakes are in Minnesota?
And if there is one why would you go into a cave?
OK, they get sink holes once in a while, but I would want to be underground at the point either.
Maybe he meant tornado and said the wrong word?
I can hope.
Probably the most memorable thing about that trip was the news.
Waking up and turning the TV on to find that Princess Diana had died.
It didn't ruin us celebrating our marriage, but it was very unexpected.
So, I'll always remember when she died.
I'd include pictures, but that was before I had a digital camera and I have no idea where all my honeymoon pictures are.