Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Anniversary Trip: Part One

This past weekend, J and I celebrated our first year of marriage. Honestly, I absolutely love hangin' with my husband.

We originally planned on going to Cancun however life happened & other things took precedence, ie my surgery. So we decided to stay local and go on a big trip this fall, when things settled down and our wallets filled back up.

We went on a cruise for our honeymoon and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. So we decided to do another one this fall. We booked a cruise to the Bahamas and we couldn't be more excited!

This will give me ample time to heal....and hopefully drop a few lbs as well. We leave Oct 28th. Hell yea. Can't wait!

We had originally planned to celebrate our 1 year anniversary where we got married, The Elms Resort in Excelsior Springs, MO. However they called us with some devastating news Tues evening, that the rooms were still under construction and wouldn't be ready in time. Talk about devastation! We knew the hotel was undergoing a remodel however they were supposed to have their grand re opening THIS MONTH. Talk about surprise in getting that phone call!

A few tears and a bottle of wine later, we threw together a last minute trip to Branson and booked a room at this beautiful Chateau on Tablerock Lake.

Branson is probably the least romantic place ever....unless you're 5 and love putt putt and mini golf, or 85 and packing Viagra. We don't fit into either, but hey, we drank ourselves some bourbon and made Branson our bitch.

Enjoy some Fotos from our trip!













I got Jon a smokeless cigg to help him quit smoking....so we can have 70 more years together!









My BEAUTIFUL anniversary bands from Zales!









We love us some wine tastings!






Another couple from Kansas City...and we all were color coordinated. Creepy.



Frozen Jack Daniels and Coke. Don't ever try one.



The little cafe we had lunch at.



Back at The Chateau!



Relaxing by the Lake before night #2.









Hanging out on our balcony watching the prom goers show up.



Apps and drinks before our terrible Branson show experience.

Practicing our 5 steps to wine tasting we learned during our wine class earlier that day:
See


Swirl


Smell


My favorite part: Sip



Savor


And then Jon wanted to try out with his bourbon.


















Yes my boobs look huge. Just bear with me, only 9 more days!



Onto the horrible show. We left before intermission.






And to the bar......



Great band that night!



My bye bye boobie picture.



J with his new "cigg."



Our fun waiter!



The next morning, saying bye to The Chateau. :(



Last stop: The Wax Museum!












Super creepy version of Steve Carrel.



Charlie's Angels. And Anne.



You're fired!






Jon pouring a drink for Willie Nelson!



And then we ran into Dale Earnhardt Jr!



On the way home, we topped off the trip with a stop at the good 'ol Osceola cheese factory and our digestive track has hated us ever since.

1 comment :

Laura said...

Haha! Love the pics! Happy Anniversary!

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