Sunday, July 15, 2007

My Honeymoon

Sunday - We left late in the afternoon and planned to just stop in Reno to sleep and then driving the rest of the way to San Francisco. Well, I had never driven this route so I was very interested. Some things that I noticed: Wendover sucks. It's like 2 miles and I don't even know if there are more than 2 gas stations. However, the salt flats are awesome!!! I'd never seen them before and they were completely mesmerizing. Reno sucks too, but I think most of Nevada sucks, unless you're in Vegas. I'm pretty sure everyone knew that already and if you didn't, you do now!

Monday - Left Reno and went the long way through Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is very pretty, and very yuppie. We stopped off for less than 15 minutes and walked on the beach, it was cold. We then continued on to our destination, San Francisco. The drive was pretty short, and apparently we passed a lot of wild fires (I was asleep, Tyson told me this). We finally arrived in San Francisco and Tyson almost killed us a couple of times because he was staring at the bridges that we were driving over, while he was driving. We got to our hotel and unpacked a little. And we realized that we were staying in a handicap room (that story later). Then we decided to go and walk around Fisherman's Wharf. Which is a complete tourist trap! It's completely ridiculous, I understood then why locals hate that place. But we did go over to Pier 39 and ate at Bubba Gump Shrimp. It was really good! We then walked back to our hotel and got harassed by some bums. Tyson was keeping a bum count the entire trip!

Tuesday - Today was really fun. We mastered the bus system and went to the Golden Gate Park, which is about the size of Salt Lake City. We walked through the Japanese Tea Garden, which was very relaxing. And I introduced Tyson to Nan Nan's, yummy chocolate thing with cracker sticks. Then we went and looked at the Lobby and outside of the de Young Museum, it was really cool architecture. We also walked through the Conservatory of flowers which definitely wasn't worth paying for. We then rode a bus over to Haight Ashbury and looked at all the hippy stuff, that was kind of fun, but it seemed like a bunch of really expensive stores with crap. We rode the bus downtown to Union Square, which is just more expensive stores. And of course, we rode the cable cars, it was fun to watch Tyson act like a little school boy. He always wants to know how things work. THEN, Tyson had to push me up Lombard Street to see the curvy top of it. I was VERY tired at the this point because we had been walked A LOT. Finally we went back to the hotel and watched a really cool tattoo documentary. Apparently there is a guy that is obsessed with Disney characters and has over 1000 Disney characters tattooed on his body. Weird.

Wednesday - Today we woke up semi-early and rode a little outside of San Fran to go to Six Flags. Six Flags was super fun! Tyson's hair got pretty crazy and we had fun riding the rides. The lines were awesome because they were REALLY short. We then drove back and relaxed in our hotel for a little. Then we went to a Pizza Place that was next to our hotel. Now, the pizza was okay, but it was the WORST service EVER!!!!! I'm not kidding, the girl didn't even come and refill our drinks, Tyson had to walk back into the kitchen to get his drink refilled. Then once we received our check, she never came back to get it! I had to walk back behind the counter and give it her. I was so pissed! Tyson was pretty mad too (yes it happens) so he left a 15 cent tip. OUCH!

Thursday - We had to wake up early today to catch a bus to one of the touristy tours that we arranged for ourselves. We went on a bus ride to Muir Woods, which is just outside of San Fran with the big redwood trees. And these trees are HUGE, it was so amazing and quiet. I think I would have liked to stay somewhere quiet instead of in the city, but it was still really fun! After the woods, the bus drove over to Sousalito, which is a small bay city. It is so beautiful! But it's definitely a rich place to be!
After that we went back to the hotel and hung out. And then we walked down to Pier 39 and met up for the Sunset Bay Cruise. There were incredibly loud asians, whom I wanted to kill. I hate loud people, especially loud asians.

Friday - Today was a lot of walking and traveling around in the city by public transportation. I love big cities, because public transportation kicks ass. First we went to the Exploratorium. This was a children's museum for adults! It was a lot of fun, but definitely bring some hand sanitizer because it's kind of nasty. Then we rode the bus to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). It was a lot of fun to see art and hang out with my husband. Then we WALKED to a restaurant called the Stinking Rose. This place was awesome!!! And it was delicious!!! I love garlic, so this was my heaven.

Saturday - Today was pretty chill, we hung out with each other for the most part of the day. Then we went to a little place called, The Aquarium of the Bay. This was lame, but there was a little kid that was completely CONVINCED that we were actually under the Bay. It was hysterical. And then we sat in line for the Alcatraz night tour. This was probably one of the highlights of our honeymoon. Alcatraz was a lot of fun and had a lot of history behind it. It also was a damn good idea, however, VERY expensive. The night tour is the best tour because you get to be on the island at night and it's an extra long tour. Even though there weren't a lot of deaths in that place, it was pretty creepy just to be in there. But it was a lot of fun!

Sunday - Time to go home!!! Yeah - fun!! As we drove out of California, we stopped at the Jelly Belly factory!!! It was a lot of fun. We did a tour through the factory (where pictures are not allowed). And we got TONS of jelly bellies at a discount! There are also these one jelly bellies that do not make the "jelly belly cut" and are packaged and called Belly Flops! They are retarded jelly bellies!!! HAHAHA.... they are awesome!!

That was our honeymoon!!!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

07-07-07 - The Wedding

It finally came. After all of the crazy things that went on (see below, Bridezilla) and many more that was not on this page, the day came and went. I wouldn't say that everything went perfectly but I think that it went very well.
I started my day off by going to the hairdresser and getting all of my hair curled and put into boby pins on top of my head. I then went home and packed up my things for the night and the day after. I didn't have very much to take care of because it had been taken care of by my mother, father and soon-to-be husband. I simply loaded up my car with the simple things and started to drive up to Snowbird. On the way I called a couple of my friends that would be unable to make it to my wedding (Emily!!!).
Once at Snowbird I met up with my parents and checked into my room. I was bored and I couldn't just sit in my room so I decided to start unload and help set up the event. I'm glad I was there because there were certain things that I wanted and it worked out perfectly, sort of.
It was about 4 when my bridesmaids were suppose to arrive. I started getting ready. I was about 10 minutes in getting ready. And it's a good thing because a car was in flames at the bottom of the canyon!
The ceremony was beautiful. My flower lady did such a wonderful job with taking what was in my head and creating a ceremony that was even better! My veil was bothering me almost the entire time and I wanted to rip it off my face. However, Tyson said I looked pretty. The ceremony went beautifully and smooth. The judge did talk a little too much for my taste, but at least he didn't say anything to make me mad, and to be honest I really don't even remember what he did say.
After the ceremony we took some pictures. And I really just wanted to make out with my new husband, but I guess that would have been a little inappropriate. The pictures turned out great but while we were taking them I just didn't want to take any and I wasn't in the mood to be in front of a camera. However, during the cocktail hour my hors devours were great and they looked wonderful. Some people felt a little apprehensive about the whole cocktail hour thing, but there wasn't even any alcohol!
The dinner was great, however, I've learned that I don't like to eat anyone's salmon except my own. I make the best salmon ever!!! Although not a lot of people danced, the cake was great and I had fun. Tyson and I are very good hosts and I can't wait to start having dinner parties!!!

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