Bryce and I have been engaged for a year and a half which means we have been talking about our honeymoon for a very long time. We started off thinking a trip to Scotland would be fantastic. I was completely engrossed in ancestry.com and I discovered that a good majority of my family was from Scotland.
|Meet my 41st Great Grandpa – Duncan I, King of Scotland|
As we became more entrenched in wedding plans (and you know, everything else in life) I realized that traveling overseas sounded a little bit too stressful for a vacation that I wanted to be the most relaxing of my life. I’m a big stress ball of a person so planning that honeymoon just sounded like too much work.
One night I said to Bryce, what would be your dream honeymoon? I knew that Scotland was more my thing and as much as Bryce did and does want to go there I didn’t think he was as invested in that plan as I was.
He said that he wanted to take a road trip from Seattle to San Francisco and stop at a few places in between like Portland and Sonoma. Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!
As we discussed it more and more we realized that we have A LOT of things we want to see and we just would not be able to fit it all in on one trip. I made Bryce promise me that one day we would see all of those places so at least for this trip, its official, we will be spending 5 nights in Seattle and 4 nights in Portland. I am out-of-my-mind excited! We booked a loft in each city through Airbnb.com. If you haven’t heard of Airbnb, get on the bandwagon my friend. People are renting out their gorgeous condos/houses/apartments for great prices. It’s incredibly safe and secure. I had to verify who I was in about 10 different ways before I could book a place.
We are staying at two incredible lofts (the Portland loft is my dream home) and we will be saving over $1,000 by not staying in hotels. I mean, WHAAAT?!
Photo from Airbnb.com
Do you know what that means? It means we can afford to go whale watching. WHALE WATCHING! Do you know how I feel about whales?! I’m in love with whales. I’m going to cry. I told Bryce that and here’s how our conversation went (it’s important to mention that we were watching Whale Wars at the time):
Me: Oh my god. We are going to see whales. I can’t believe it. I’m just going to cry my eyes out when we’re there.
Bryce: I’m going to shoot them. With a harpoon.
Don’t worry, no whales will actually be harmed in the making of this honeymoon. Bryce is well aware of the fact that he is marrying an animal nut.