Keep Moving Forward (soon to be Mrs.!) and I were discussing the fact that it seemed really silly to drop so much money on a single day. And contrary to popular belief, neither of us really like to be the center of attention. So jokingly, Kim mentioned that there was still time for us to elope and we began scribbling names down on a cocktail napkin and by the end of the night we had a plan to have the wedding over Memorial Day weekend in Naples, Florida surrounded by only our close friends and immediate family. (we did that so everyone didn't have to take an extra day of vacation on our account)
|Sunset on the beach our first night of the honeymoon|
|Awards gala in Costa Rica|
|This is a few days later...|
|You can see the band-aid on Kim's hand from the stitches|
|This little elephant is more well traveled than most people I know!|
|Us and our wedding party of 2....told you it was a small wedding|
|Gotta have a little fun!|
HERE. We had a slide at the hotel that everyone was staying at and honestly it was a weekend celebration by the pool. My nephews even thought the entire pool party that the hotel was for us and asked me, "Uncle, is this all for you?!" to which I replied, "sure..." :o) Let them think it was! Hehe.
|On our way to Costa Rica...newlyweds!|
|Waiting to head on the next zip line (there were 11 in total) there was one over 1/4 mile long!|
|Kim didn't get any pics of me because she didn't want to drop the camera|
|Horseback riding to the base of the volcano|
|Mud baths at the thermal springs|
|Part of our daily morning hike|
We had our own little private hut up the road that you got driven to by a little golf cart. But the thing was that the hills were so steep that often when getting driven up, they ran out of steam and stopped in the middle of the path! The drivers then had to call another cart to come and get you, which was funny becuase we could've just walked. Kim also made the executive call to sign us up for spin classes every morning and they had some crazy intense instructors. Each morning we also would do a little hike up and over the ridge from one side of the island to another. Fun stuff, but BOY were we drenched in sweat afterwards!
|Our private villa up the hill|
|Fun surprises left in our room, along with wine|
I'll leave you all with some more pictures of our the wildlife that we saw, scenery shots and pics from the gala, but I feel extremely lucky. I'm married to an amazing woman and we've already experienced so much, I'm so excited to see what the future has in store for us, but am perfectly fine with letting it unfold as it should. No need to rush it, we have all of our lives together to make more memories.
|This bird would come on our balcony every morning and steal our sugar packets for our coffee and fly away! Ballsy little punk...|
|These large lizards would just walk around the grounds...|
|We finally saw monkeys!|
I hope you all enjoyed reading this as much as we enjoyed experiencing it. Cheers.