We also went to Orlando. Rented a full house with kitchen and pool so that was really nice. Cheaper than a hotel too. Saw some of the parks, which considering this was the weekend after 9/11, was kinda nice because we didn't have to wait in any lines for anything but at the same time kinda creepy. Went to Daytona too and the space center. Pretty much just what you did.
Her Grandma owned a little house right on the beach in Ft. Myers, FL so we spent a week there for freeeeeeeeee!
Grandma had owned the place since like 1965 and only paid $26k for it. A few weeks after we left, she sold it for WAAAY MORE than $26k. Then a couple months after that, the whole neighborhood got wiped out by a hurricane.
We spent a week in Pigeon Forge, TN. We did the Dollywood thing, checked out the "discount" shopping, ate expensive (for us) food, and spent a lot of time in the motel room. We probably did some other stuff, but I'd have to leaf through the photo album to refresh my memory...
We went to lovely Gulf Shores, Alabama. Her biggest highlights were the zoo (the one that is featured on Animal Planet as it rebuilds) and the dolphin cruise. Making her happy was my biggest highlight.
University of Kentucky basketball isn't a matter of life and death, it's much more important than that.
Las Vegas. We stayed at the MGM Grand. They had an "adults only" pool area. I gotta say we were both a bit surprised to find out that swimwear was optional there. I used up a whole roll of film when the Mrs. went to get us drinks. Does that make me a bad person?
Yeah, it should, but we don't live in Shouldland! Ah, Shouldland, where clean-cut kids cruise Shouldland Boulevard, and the Shouldland High football team gets their optimistic asses kicked by their crosstown rival, Reality Check Tech.
Four days in London, England and four days in Paris, France (in the middle of one of the most horrific heat waves in European history). Lot's of fun but you really need more than four days to really take in those cities. I loved London, she loved Paris.
The new wife and I did the Lake Michigan Circle Tour clockwise, starting in Chicago and staying in Milwaukee, Menominee, Manistique and Traverse City.
Highlights: -Miller Park Tour CANCELLED when the damn tour guide called in sick. -Lambeau Field Tour. Neither of us are big footballers, but my father's a Pack fan and stockholder. -Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore along Lake Superior; spectacularly beautiful. -The Big Spring near Manistique, a 45-foot deep lake with crystal clear water that allows you to see to the bottom where a spring pours 10,000 gallons of water in every minute. -Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Northwest Michigan, featuring giant dunes of sand to observe...and climb. -Grizzlies/Beach Bums Frontier League minor league baseball in Traverse City (not many fans of minor league teams go to road games; our timing was magnificent. Plus we got to wear our Cardinals gear in a ballpark filled with Tigers fans.) -Motel 6 stays a couple nights to save money, and the other nights big hotel suites with jacuzzi (the jets almost ruined our laptop and DSLR in Menominee...long story.) The first suite was a second floor room with a balcony thirty feet from the northern shore of Lake Michigan.
We honeymooned in Alaska. Did some tour boating in Seward, lots of walking up next to glaciers, etc.
Highlight was flying into a remote camp in the bush plane, flying in between the mountains up in Denali National Park. I am never getting on a bush plane again. If it weren't the only way back out of the camp, I was thinking I might still be there.
CRZ had to edit my profile and close my table for me. I am a bad man.
Banff/Lake Louise--walked on a glacier, canoed, just enjoyed the beauty of the Canadian Rockies; highest recommendation. Weather was 105 degrees in Texas on the wedding day but needed a jacket the next night in Lake Louise. One of the highlights was when we were driving back to Calgary to catch our return flight, we were passed by a convoy of Ferraris (including a TR, a 355, an F40 and a 308).
"Teach children that they have great potential because they are human." -Warrior
Wanna Guess Doc? - you know I am a traditional guy..
Yep. Niagara Falls. We actually drove there from Northern Indiana, stayed there a couple days, drove up through Ontario (including Scenic Sudbury!) and stayed a couple more days at Mackinac Island at the Grand Hotel.
Then home and the last 28 years together.
It was funny - we woke up after our first night there and noticed a HUGE noise (We didn't notice it the night before, but I point out that we both entered the room as virgins so our minds may have been elsewhere). We looked out and the american falls were RIGHT THERE.
Two and a half weeks in California. Flew in to LAX the day after the wedding, then drove down to Anaheim, followed by a stay in San Diego via La Jolla. Finished it off by flying up to San Francisco. As it was May, we managed to get tickets to two baseball games, one at the (then) brand-new Petco and one at Oakland (I had wanted to see the Giants in their new park, but they were on the road at the time).
I've always had (unfounded) suspicions that even if someone WAS to win, it would be set up so that the major winning pieces would go somewhere like New York or California. I can't see them sending it to somewhere with a much smaller population.