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Tuzilla  (Level: 131.0 - Posts: 3769)
Sun, 24th Aug '08 10:49 PM


Where did you go, what did you do for your honeymoon?

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sun, 24th Aug '08 11:38 PM

Same place my husband did....

Bigbird  (Level: 236.2 - Posts: 3300)
Sun, 24th Aug '08 11:50 PM

Honeymoon???? Don't remember any honeymoon. But our first trip, which was sometime before we were married, was a camping trip in a 1970 VW beetle to Newfoundland. Found out my guy was definitely NOT a camper. One night in a tent, 2 nights in a hotel, one night in a tent, 3 nights in a hotel, and so it went.

Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Sun, 24th Aug '08 11:52 PM

Do you need directions or instructions?

Alvandy  (Level: 225.6 - Posts: 7525)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 12:11 AM

We took an inexpensive trip to Towson, Maryland- stayed for two nights at a motel- went to an Oriole baseball game while there.
I think we had conjugal relations too!

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 1:05 AM

We spent a week in Orlando Florida, hit up Disneyworld, water parks, murder mystery dinners, all that jazz. Fun times. I think I still owe money on that trip. ha.

Surreyman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 2766)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 4:10 AM

Venice - the perfect place!
And we've just returned from celebrating our Ruby 40th. there, so it works!

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 4:46 AM


Berylm  (Level: 154.0 - Posts: 478)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 4:51 AM

Athens, Greece.

We got divorced two and a half years later!

Berylm  (Level: 154.0 - Posts: 478)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 4:52 AM

Sorry, that should have been FOUR and a half years later - it wasn't as bad as that made it seem!

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 4:54 AM

Mine was, we split after a year and a half. Or maybe I should say she split anyways. Oh well, the honeymoon was all right.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 5:59 AM

Because of our work schedules, we didn't actually "honeymoon" until 6 months after the wedding.

On Kiawah Island outside of Charleston.

The same week the hurricane came ashore.

Never a dull moment.

Kaufman  (Level: 254.0 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 6:00 AM

We did everything bass-ackwards. Went to Orlando (what we'd ultimately call our "honeymoon") nearly a month before the ceremony. Then on our wedding night we picked out and bought our wedding rings. And a couple months later the engagement ring.

Nelly  (Level: 169.5 - Posts: 1167)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 8:09 AM

Having 8 pets, some elderly, we're still waiting for our honeymoon (nearly 3 years married)!

Ladyvol  (Level: 202.9 - Posts: 5435)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 9:15 AM

one month after I was married my hubby got transferrred to this was my honeymoon. He did take me to Graceland on our way out to Texas though...

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 9:21 AM

15 minute ceremony at the Starlight Wedding Chapel in Reno, NV. Honeymoon suite for 2 nights complete with round pink bed up on a pedestal with mirrors on the ceiling. I hit the jackpot that night. On the dime machine (what were you people thinking?) It completely paid for our whole trip.

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 10:02 AM

Four days in Vegas. We aren't big gamblers but enjoyed the touristy stuff, especially the fountains.

Pennwoman  (Level: 152.3 - Posts: 2478)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 10:38 AM

Martinique -- my husband picked it because it sounded like my name - Martina -- insert your "aww's" here, because its the last time you will want to, in this story.
The travel agent, told him, it was a tiny island where they spoke English and French and that you could bicycle from one end to another -- sure, maybe you are Lance Armstrong.
English? Ha, We were there during the off season -- and it turns out that they hated Americans -- the only place they spoke English was in the bar -- and then only because my husband broke up a bar fight.
The food was dreadful, they seemed to specialize in things that required the eyes be left on, in, or displayed prominently.
We finally met another man who spoke English -- but when he FREAKED out, over being photographed, we were pretty sure he was a drug dealer.
Oh, and did I mention that they lost our luggage, which contained, my diaphram -- for the first 4 and1/2 days. How I didnt get pregnant still astonishes me.
the 4th night, we went to the bar and I had a really delcious drink called a Planters Punch -- little did I know that the Punch referred to how it knocked you on your ass -- no less that FOUR kinds of rum -- I had 3 of them. I think.
The next morning, I woke to my husband, pushing on my stomach, trying to make me threw up, more, to get it out of my system.... (grounds for divorce right there), but he needn't have done that, When I opened the sliding door to the balcony, the smell of the Rum Punch that he had left on the table, started me ralphing, all over again. Later that morning, my husband met a couple from Canada -- the wife, who only spoke French, gave him some pills, for my headache -- although I rarely took any medication, let alone, something I had no idea what it was -- I took it, I PRAYED it would kill me.
OH! I forgot to mention, that our 'Honeymoon Suite" turned out to me -- 2 twin beds, with an unit for storage etc, builit in between the beds, so that they couldnt be pushed together
At last, the day arrived for us to go home. THANK YOU JESUS!
We got to the airport, as our flight took off.
Without us.
The cabby, took us to another part of the island -- to a Hilton -- that had four different restaurants, to a room with two double beds, and they arranged for our flight home, the next day.
Things looking up? You would think -- but I started to have blood in my urine -- the hotel sent a doctor to our room and he gave an injection of anibiotic -- never mind that he spoke no English either .... I had a case of "honeymoon cystitis" -- which is what happens when you, well spend lots of time with your new husband, but I had never heard of it -- so once we got home -- after all that I had to endure all the giggles and elbow pokes -- I didnt know enough to leave the urinary tract infection out of the story.
ALL of this were big "signs from God" to run, screaming from the marriage -- which lasted 6 years!

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 11:36 AM

PW, that is the funniest honeymoon story I ever heard! Thanks so much for sharing!

I'm short on honeymoons, but long on weddings:

Wedding #1: Married by a tiny, ancient Baptist preacher at my husband's cousin's apartment (she had the biggest living room), wearing my sister-in-law's green plaid sundress, on Sept 19, 1964. I only remember the date because our son was one month old that day. No honeymoon or even a vacation trip in 12 years.

Wedding #2: Late fall 1977, wedding and reception dinner/dance in the meeting room of the Unitarian fellowship. Long ruffled calico skirt with off-the-shoulder white lace peasant blouse and black patent lace-up boots. What? It was the '70s! Wedding night at a quaint B&B in New Hope, PA; I came out of the bathroom in flannel footie pajamas, just to make him laugh. We had a gift of brunch at a high-falutin' French restaurant. He had snails and I threw up.

Wedding #3: Mid-December 1979 (yeah, I know - long story, another time); the big church wedding" I always wanted at Germantown Unitarian Church - gorgeous pile of carved marble and granite - by a tiny ancient Unitarian minister. Lovely simple tiers of cream lace with deep off-the-shoulder ruffle (what can I say - I had beautiful shoulders and no boobs to speak of - hadda have something pretty going on up there). Spent that night at home. No honeymoon or vacation trip for the duration of the marriage. Five months after the wedding he had a psychotic break, and the guy who came home from the hospital had very little in common with the one I married. I waited five years but he never came back.

Wedding #4: October 1987 (see profile pics). At home this time, in the dining room, by a lady notary public. White watered silk blouse with new Lee jeans and Frye boots. Wedding night at home - John was in the Navy and had to leave the next day to drive back to his duty station in Boston. I visited him there between Christmas and New Year and we toured Boston and the coast up into Maine. Stayed in the Hamptons during a nor'easter and an inch of ice formed on the front of the building, the power failed, John's footprints in the bathmat froze to the floor, and the term "peeing icicles" came FAR too close to being true when the water in the toilet froze. I bet the Hamptons are fun in the summer, but I don't recommend it as a winter destination. We still had a great time, and John says he learned more history in a day with me in Boston than he learned in all his years of school. We saw Wyeth's Helga collection, and John says he learned more about art that day at the Museum of Fine Arts than in all the rest of his life. We've since had a trip to Scotland we called our "second honeymoon" in 1999, and our recent trip to Idaho was very honeymoonlike.

Bottom line? I had to kiss a lot of frogs to find my prince, or even a guy to take me on a honeymoon. After reading PW's story, I'm thinking maybe that's a good thing.

Pennwoman  (Level: 152.3 - Posts: 2478)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 12:11 PM

Smoke, great stories also, I love hearing these kind of tales
Had a patient once who was married for 76, YES seventy six years -- she told me it was her second marriage and her mother-in-law was convinced it wouldnt work out.
I forgot to mention my wedding story.
I was married in my husbands parents church - The Free Hungarian Reform Church -- they had a guest minister in
So I was married, by a man in a black cape, from Transylvania.
ANOTHER sign from God.
I wish I was making this up!

Spacecat  (Level: 157.1 - Posts: 666)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 12:15 PM

Married in Victoria BC December 1984. Took a trip to the Redwoods in California using back and shoreline roads. Explored Potland, Oregon caves, Canon beach, avenue of the giants and Sacramento. Still undecided about what to do next year for our 25th anniversary.

Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 12:47 PM

Penn - why does God hate you? Kidding!

Pennwoman  (Level: 152.3 - Posts: 2478)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 1:03 PM

LOL, I think he was just trying to say

Alvandy  (Level: 225.6 - Posts: 7525)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 1:16 PM


Pennwoman/ Martina- your stories- priceless!

Smoke- # 4 seems to be a keeper. Good luck for a long marriage with John.

Alvandy- well did you or didn't you go to an Oriole baseball game?

All others - if you're still married- suggestion- go to an Oriole baseball game

Also, I get the impression that most posters here had pre-marital jackpots - the shame!

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 1:19 PM

I went to many an Orioles game with Frog #1. Didn't help a bit.

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 2:43 PM

Went to a Toledo Mercury-Fort Wayne Comets hockey game at the Toledo Sports Arena. Earlier that day we did a shopping marathon in Toledo to buy housewares for our apartment. My wife had only been a RN for a year and couldn't get any time off for a minor thing like marriage so we only had the week-end. She had taken her nurses training at Ft. Wayne Lutheran and belonged to the Comets fan club and patiently taught me all about hockey for the next year or so and I became a big Red Wings fan.

Missgeorge  (Level: 63.0 - Posts: 388)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 4:08 PM

My husband and went straight to the bedroom for about 3 weeks of carnal pleasure because then he went on 6 months of sea duty.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 4:31 PM

Pennwoman, I thought your post was one of the most hilarious I've ever read. Then I read your second post. ROFL!

Pennwoman  (Level: 152.3 - Posts: 2478)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 4:55 PM

LOL and I swear every word is true!

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 6:23 PM

Martina that's a freakin riot.

My first husband and I went skiing in Switzerland and Austria. We also visited Venice and Germany (ya'll know I had to visit the Hofbrauhaus, legendary beer hall).


Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 10:10 PM

Going on 11 years and we still haven't had a "honeymoon". We got married, I took a week off work and he had 2 days off work, the wedding day and the day after. We stayed home and got into anything we could and left the kid at grandma's. I'm still waiting on my nice honeymoon vacation....maybe when we hit 20 years we will take one. LOL I can dream....I can dream.....

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 10:15 PM

The first two Biloxi, the third one Hawaii and the last one a Waffle House in Kentucky.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 10:51 PM

Pennwoman....that's the funniest honeymoon story EVER
You should go on Dr.Phil and he'll send you on another one
---- with or without a husband....
Smoke....I commend you for your optimism - you kept going
until you found the right one
We went to Paris - nearly missed the plane because I was in the
bathroom....they held the plane when they heard it was our honeymoon.
It had been a long day - morning wedding - drinking at the reception for
hours - drinking on the train to the closest airport....
Paris being Paris....the toilet and another thing that I thought was a
"foot bath" were both in the room....not even a screen!!!!
We did a lot of walking, seeing the sights in Paris and every night my
sore feet were soaking in that foot bath....
Husband never wanted to go out to eat because we had brought the
remains of the cake, and he sat night after night snacking on cake.
But we did drink a LOT of wine and spent a lot of time in.......the room.
With the toilet and the bidet....

Salzypat  (Level: 154.4 - Posts: 5295)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 11:35 PM

Our small evening wedding was in the chapel of the Congregational Church; we were the first couple married in the new church.

The reception was at my parents' home. While I changed into my going-away outfit (a spiffy brown suit in probably a size 10 {sigh} that I paid $10 for! This was 1956) my husband went to get his car he had hidden in my dad's alfalfa field near the house (hidden so no one would paint on it). Some of my younger friends decided they were going to "kidnap" me, So when my husband got to his car, it wouldn't start - my friends had found the car and taken the coil wire (i think it's called!). He checked all the guests' cars and the kids had taken the coil wires off every car. I guess it took the car owners some time to figure out which ones went to which car.

So my husband and I took off running down my parents' sidwalk and across the street, hoping to get to his parents' house just a block away where he could get his dad's car. But I was wearing high heels and the clip-clip-clip of my heels on the pavement caught my friends' attention and they came running. As they closed in on us, we saw a car parked in front of a house and luckily the doors were unlocked (remember, small-town America, 1956) so we jumped in and locked the doors. About that time the couple came out accompanied by the homeowners and my friends scattered. Well, these folks had been playing cards and enjoying 'refreshments" all evening, so they were in a great mood and quite amused by our story. They drove us around town for a while, then pulled up in my in-law's back yard. We jumped out and ran inside just as my friends found us and came running.

My in-laws came home and my mother-in-law decided the answer to this was that my new husband and I could spend our honeymoon night at home in his room - with all the family around. My aunt and uncle, still at my parents' house, learned about all this and said we were NOT going to spend our honeymoon with my in-laws! So they and my brother and my cousin came over to the house to figure out how to distract my friends.

My aunt took a blanket and tossed it over my brother and cousin and told them to run down the sidewalk away from the house and we could then walk out to the car while my friends were chasing the wrong "couple." They chased them a brief distance and realized it wasn't us and came back to the front of the house. So my aunt and uncle put the blanket over their heads and ran down the sidewalk. This time my friends were fooled and they chased them a good half block away. When they caught my aunt and uncle, my aunt threw the blanket down and said, "Leave us alone; we've been married 35 years!"

By the time my young friends got back to the house my husband and I just walked out to my uncle's car and got in it (about the same time my young friends' dad showed up and told them to git home!). My husband had hidden his good car a few miles out of town, so my aunt and uncle drove us out there and we left on our honeymoon.

Then we spent our honeymoon driving around Nebraska and Kansas finding family and friends to visit! (talk about a cheap honeymoon!!)

The marriage lasted 40 years but because he was a workaholic we were probably only together about half of those 40 years, the rest of the time he was trucking or living at a base camp for his construction business. After I had lived here for several years alone, I decided it was time to quit living in limbo and I filed for divorce. We're still on friendy terms, which makes it nice for holidays and family events.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 25th Aug '08 11:52 PM

With friends like those...

Some funny wedding customs y'all got out there on the prairie.

Salzypat  (Level: 154.4 - Posts: 5295)
Tue, 26th Aug '08 12:30 AM

yep, we sure do, and I didn't even get into the chivaree

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Tue, 26th Aug '08 12:56 AM

What a GREAT story!!


Pennwoman  (Level: 152.3 - Posts: 2478)
Tue, 26th Aug '08 8:31 AM

Oh that IS a great story!

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 26th Aug '08 8:52 AM

Salzypat, I wanna hear about the chivaree. I didn't know you were Chinese or what kind of car you drive, but sounds interesting.

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Tue, 26th Aug '08 8:58 AM

I went to Blackpool in northern england, had fun at the pleasure beach and played pool with a load of kids on a school trip

Tuzilla  (Level: 131.0 - Posts: 3769)
Tue, 26th Aug '08 1:44 PM

My first did not feature any particular honeymoon trip since we had been living together for a year.

My second marriage occurred in China, and for our honeymoon we took a cruise on the River Li. If you watched the Olympics, they did a segment on the limestone karst mountains of the Li valley. You can see a picture from our cruise on my profile page, or you can google River Li images.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 26th Aug '08 3:03 PM

My mother Bobbi who is mostly a QOTDer but occasionally reads chats called me from Florida. She told me that my last post was racist. I of course didn't think so when I posted, but looking back, mom is right as usual. I apologize to anyone I might have offended and promise to be more thoughtful in the future.

Salzypat  (Level: 154.4 - Posts: 5295)
Tue, 26th Aug '08 5:37 PM

I don't think anyone does chivarees any more - what a shame!

After we had been married 3 or 4 weeks and settled in our upstairs apartment, about 20 of our friends and relatives waited in the street until they saw our lights go out and they gave us a few minutes to get settled in bed. Then they came up the stairs banging pot lids, blowing New Year's Eve horns, and banging spoons on metal pans. Sometimes there are some firecrackers set off but since this was in March, there weren't any firecrackers available.

We got up and let them in and we had to come up with refreshments for everyone, so made some coffee, popped some popcorn, and I don't recall what else I got out to eat. I thought I was keeping track of everyone fairly well but after the group left and my husband and I went back to crawl in bed, someone had short-sheeted the bed and left it full of crumbled up soda crackers.

the people downstairs, who owned the house, were good sports about about the noise and commotion. The wife came up to the party for a little bit (her husband was handicapped) and told us to enjoy ourselves.

As you can see, there's not much rhyme or reason to a chivaree. Just sort of a welcoming party for the newlyweds and to have some fun at their expense.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Wed, 27th Aug '08 1:56 AM

I was born in HongKong of a Chinese mother
and Tuzilla is married to a Chinese lady....
We both seem to be Ok about it
so all is well....

Kaufman  (Level: 254.0 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 27th Aug '08 6:00 AM

And one in every five people on earth is Chinese. If you check four of your friends and they're not, you are.

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Wed, 27th Aug '08 6:05 AM

We had a really nice honeymoon suite that faced out onto the lobby of the hotel. Unfortunately the hotel was hosting a harmonica convention - big harmonicas, little harmonicas, harmonica bands - they were all over the place - they were set up all through the lobby. The reason they were in the lobby is because the bagpipe convention was taking up most of the convention hall. Needless to say we only spent one night at that hotel and then found a nice quiet bed and breakfast for the rest of the time.

Pennwoman  (Level: 152.3 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 27th Aug '08 9:27 AM

Oh Slicko thats rich

Seniorrita  (Level: 140.1 - Posts: 223)
Wed, 27th Aug '08 11:20 AM

What a neat thread! I was away a few days and about laughed my head off when I checked this out!

Great idea, Tuzzy!

The only really comical thing about our honeymoon was that I worked in a printing company and my boss had saved the punches for spiral binding a book we published. There were more than a million itty bitty pieces of paper. They used that instead of rice to toss at us. We battled paper for months as it seemed to stick to everything, was in our luggage. Even our hair that first day.

This was the happiest sploofus day I've had for a long time! Thanks everyone for sharing!

Tuzilla  (Level: 131.0 - Posts: 3769)
Fri, 29th Aug '08 11:32 AM

The only really interesting/amusing story concerning my honeymoon, other than the fact I sunburn to dicken out of my face for lack of a hat, actually surrounds the event. Marriage in China, especially for us since I was a foreigner, was more of an exercise in government paperwork than a ceremony. We had to visit 3 government offices to fill out papers, sign papers and validate papers, plus a trip to the doctor for an examination. The third office was the one that would actually do the review of the paper and create the legal papers that certified the marriage as done and legal.

When we arrived at the third office, there was a man and woman. I believe the woman was the boss of the two. She sat at her desk and never made eye contact with us during our time there. The man conversed with my soon to be wife, but ignored me. I assumed he did not speak English, which was quite likely. But Rhian said it was mostly because he was "the government" and he was better than us, so he did not feel obligated to be cordial, especially to me, since I was a foreigner and thus lower than a snake belly in a muddy wagon rut on the social scale. As their conversation proceeded, I sensed something was not well. You do not have to speak a language to know when people are arguing, and Rhian was getting fairly upset. Finally she got up and said, "Let's go."

I asked what was wrong after well left. Rhian said he is the government and he thinks he is better than everyone. He is in no hurry to do his job. he doesn't care about us or our schedule (I had 4 days left before my flight back to the U.S.) So we headed off to Guilin for our 2-day cruise knowing that everything was fine paperworkwise, but not being certain it would be finished in time for me to have copies to bring home.

Anyway, fast forward and we are back from the cruise and return to the office the day before I am to depart. When we enter the room the man jumps up and greets my wife and gives her flowers. The woman, who never even acknowledged us the first time, hops up and gives her a big box of candy and more flowers. They are just SO HAPPY to see us. In fact, the man who could not speak to me had learned pretty good English over the past two days and we could easily converse. They were like a couple of little puppies rolling around on the floor wanting us to scratch their tummies. So, we also got all of our paper and were legally married.

What had happened was a social blitz on the government folks My wife explained it to me with a lot of laughing. In doing their job, they had to investigated and verify my wife's identity. They had all of my certified by their government paperwork already in hand. They had assumed Rhian was just another Chinese lady of no particular standing, perhaps a store clerk or restaurant work...certainly no one of any standing. The first thing they probably discovered was she was actually a head teacher in a middle school, which is sort of halfway between being a subject teacher and the principal. She was the boss over the subject teachers in her section of the school, which also happened to be the academically highest rated middle school in a district containing 45 middle school. Hmmm, she is somebody. This was a big step up, but this was not enough for the big status reversal we witnessed. However, they also had to verify parentage and such. There they discovered her father, although recently deceased, was a general in the army and district commander for the area of China including where we are at. Even though deceased, his name was highly respected and the family had many very influential friends all of the way to Beijing. Suddenly she was a few steps up the ladder over them as low level bureaucrats. Hence, in the finest of Chinese social tradition, the figuratively rolled over, we got a funny story, and all worked out well.

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Fri, 29th Aug '08 12:44 PM

Huh... not much changes from country to country, does it? lol

Pennwoman  (Level: 152.3 - Posts: 2478)
Fri, 29th Aug '08 3:27 PM

Now that was a great story -- the things you do for love

Pennwoman  (Level: 152.3 - Posts: 2478)
Sat, 30th Aug '08 2:54 PM

I had to add to this thread, apparently you cant post new one if you have dropped to regular membership

My son and I have been having a running debate on the worlds worst song
Muleskinner by the Fendermen wins in our book
Prepare to have your ears bleed.
can you top that?

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