Tuesday was relaxing. We got up and had the continental breakfast (we made it a point to eat itevery day, no sense spending money on a meal that was included with your hotel). We took our time checking out and headed to do laundry. Since we’re here for 3 weeks we intentionally only packed enough for 1 to lighten the load. This only took us a little over an hour (thank you 45lb dryers!) which was just about perfect since right then we got a call to meet at Fudruckers for lunch. “Sounds good!” we said and headed over.
After lunch (Michael at a 1lb burger…) with the family (George, Stacie, Mom, Dad, Michael, Michelle, Rachel and myself) everyone took a leisurely drive through the countryside to get a good view of Mt hood. We stopped outside a ranch of some sort where we could see it pretty clearly.
Here, we said our goodbyes (I think Rachel and Michelle were the most saddened) and struck out for the coast. We had already been to Cannon beach and south to Tullamook but we hadn’t made it to Ecola State Park and we figured, since we had the time, what better way to get to Seattle than to take the coast the whole way.
Sunset at Ecola was amazing. However; since we started out so late we only made it as far as Seaside, which turned out to be a very cute town but extremely touristy. There we stayed at the Sandy Cove Inn which was adorable. It was family owned and apparently had been purchased and renovated by the current owners about 2 years ago. It was one of those theme places, where every room has a theme.
Thus ended our first real night on the road.
One and a half years of planning, four months of frenzy, a one day celebration and 2 weeks of relaxation… We did it!
Life as a married couple has been good to us so far. We’d just like to say a final thanks to everyone who made our wedding the most beautiful and blissful day a couple could wish for. Not to mention all the fun we had! We couldn’t ask for a better start to a long happy life together.
Special thanks go out to:
The Parents, without your love and support we wouldn’t have been able to do it at all
The Bridal Party Consisting of:
- Lisa Jordan – Maid of Honor
- Anthony Ventura – Best Man
- Lisa Day
- Miriam Cortez
- Tess Hey
- Jennifer Lehr
- Brian Wilson
- Charles Rich
- Michael Heath
- George Heath Jr
Claire Masten for her touching reading from 1st Corinthians
Elizabeth Fino-Radin from The Starry Strings Quartet for the beautiful violin
Annette Dragon for all the beautiful photography
Whirlin’ Disc DJ for getting everyone on the dance floor
Mike from The Burgundy Basin for making sure everything went smoothly
Phaedra Andalora from Liberty Travel for putting together our Honeymoon