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Gimmewald, Switzerland

The most beautiful and majestic place we've ever been.

Paris, France

By far Adri's most favorite city and monument.

Istanbul, Turkey

The most culture shock worthy and wonderfully diverse city we know.

Cairo, Egypt

Our craziest, most intense story to date.

17 October 2010

A little more interesting...

You know, one of the benefits of being married is that life just gets more interesting. As a direct result, maybe that means that this blog does too! And, with the wedding being over, Adri and I get to spend more time doing things we wanted to do before and even more time goofing off.

Recently we started hiking again and have had some enjoyable ones so far. We also went camping for the first time as a couple. That was a blast because we got to use some of the things people got us for our reception (for which we are very grateful) and we got to start a list of things that we really need. The entire time we were out there, Adrienne kept saying how much she was loving it and that we have to do it again (even though she was pretty cold at night). Needless to say, you will see that we enjoyed ourselves quite a bit, and we are getting more creative with my camera.
Adrienne wasn't sure which star she liked most, so she just got confused and scared.
I just plain freaked out while we were there and yelled at everything.
Dan copes by stuffing his face with marshmallows the size of your fist and plays "chubby bunny." Sadly, he played alone because he was the only one to be able to fit an entire one of those things in his mouth.
We were settled for a short time, but that consisted of playing in the fire and trying to make it spark as much as possible. In fact, we even resorted to a fire dance.

After enough play and dance, the stars aligned and told the truth. If you look closely enough you will see that they are right on when they say "Mark (insert heart here) Adrienne."

In our hiking times, we have seen some beautiful scenery and it makes us wonder how some people can not enjoy going out and seeing these places. Some of them may be a little harder to reach than others, but regardless they are worth every step it takes.

My in-laws (well, part of them) join in all the fun with us as well. They must have been jealous of the people that rode horses up the hike, as they moved much faster than this log.

Like I said, we get more goofy as life goes on, and we hope these faces don't get passed down to our children.

03 October 2010

Cancun... place of honeymooners...

So Adri and I just got married 2 weeks ago and then spent a week in Cancun, Mexico. It was a great trip and we really had a great time. Some interesting experiences, lots of relaxing and some fun adventures.

Let me first say, if you go to a resort and they ask you to sit through a presentation with the lure of getting a discount on everything, make sure you know how long it is supposed to take. We had to listen to a guy try to talk us into buying into the resort for almost 5 hours... ridiculous. Oh, and if you sign up for a tour, hope you are the last to be picked up and the drivers don't have ulterior motives. 5 hours on what should be only an hour and a half to 2 hours, not fun. Regardless, it made for a wonderfully interesting time.

Anyway, enough typing, here are some pictures...
Chichen Itza was absolutely incredible. I wish we had had more time to wander around here and see thing (this is where the 5 hour shuttle ride came into play). And, I wish we had been able to walk around on the ruins (some guy fell from the top of the big temple and died, so they closed them).

This is called a "cenote," which is really just a sink hole. Anyway, down at the bottom they had built stairs to a cliff about 20 ft up that we jumped off a couple times. We have video to prove it, and that is coming soon.

The beaches were beautiful and the water was so warm. These pictures were taken right after our snorkeling trip. Too bad my camera isn't waterproof, otherwise I would have taken some pictures of the awesome fish we swam with.

This maybe should have been first, but I felt like it was the most uninteresting picture of the bunch. It was how our room was decorated when we walked, and all the cleaning ladies were giggling about how they decorated it.
All in all we had a wonderful trip and we have some great memories from it, but are happy to be home starting our life together.