Katie here, back from our grand Florida Keys adventure!
While there are a lot of pros and cons either way, I am *so* glad that we decided to take our honeymoon right after the wedding. We had a day to say goodbye to friends and family, and then jetted off on Monday morning. I highly recommend that gap day, if your travel plans allow for it. We also came back on Saturday, so we had that Sunday as a gap day as well.
We flew into Ft. Lauderdale and picked up our car for the week — a fancy Camaro convertible! We would later find out that this marked us very clearly as tourists, but we didn’t care. The car was too cool!
The week was full of snorkeling and sunshine, and all the amazing animals of the Keys.
Our adventure in paradise was lovely, but we apparently couldn’t go home without a story to tell.
Yep. He’s not lying. We shut the boat we borrowed from my husband’s uncle off to float along with some dolphins. One got within 10 feet of the boat! It was amazing, and I was near tears.
Shortly thereafter, disaster struck. The boat stopped running and we couldn’t get it to start back up! Andrew knew he had to stay calm so I wouldn’t panic, and he did a really good job. We were without phones (dumb) or radio (dumber, but we didn’t realize that the antenna had been cut off the one in the boat. We just assumed it worked!), but fortunately we were able to flag the coast guard down, and they towed us to shore.
We ended our trip with a leisurely drive back out to Ft. Lauderdale, and flew home the next day. Now, we’re working on getting back into the rhythm of life with no wedding to plan.