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Our honeymoon was over 3 months ago, but with the wedding season I haven’t had the spare time to do a blog post. We had to cut our trip a bit short so I could make it home in time for a wedding ๐Ÿ˜›

Friday, the morning after our wedding, we made the 2.5 hour drive home from Delaware to drop off our wedding things andย quickly finish packing for our west coast honeymoon. Within an hour or so, we were on our way to PHL airport.

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Our first honeymoon photo from the plane, en route to Las Vegas . It’s my favorite from our entire trip. I love the excitement it shows!

 

We arrived in Las Vegas around 12am so after a 5 hour flight, we were pretty much ready to check into our room at Excalibur and call it a night. We grabbed a couple of sandwiches to bring to our room and I’m pretty sure I was so exhausted that I ended up passing out with the sandwich in hand.

The next morning, we headed to get our marriage license and then drove along the strip to find the spot where I would have my dream wedding. I wanted a drive-thru but Chris wasn’t too keen on the idea. I wasn’t going to argue…I was getting married in Vegas! We ended up stopping at Little White Chapel, which is one of the most famous on the strip (and it did have a drive-thru :P). There wasn’t anything fancy about it; I wore a Billy Joel t-shirt and Chris had Dr. Pepper. I would assume that the other girls there in white dresses probably thought it was weird, but I was so excited to finally have my dream that it didn’t matter what I wore (I’ve been thinking about one day getting married in Vegas for nearly 15 years!)

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Room view from Excalibur

Room view from Excalibur

 

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We spent the rest of the day in “I can’t believe we’re married mode” and bliss, as we strolled the strip. I was able to get a pair of free tickets toย Excalibur’s Tournament of Kings, woot!

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Sunday morning we checked out of Excalibur and loaded the rental car to make our way for our west coast road trip. First stop: Route 66 in Arizona!

Route 66 Arizona

Route 66 Arizona

Route 66 Arizona

I don’t know why but I am always drawn to these mile signs.

Route 66 Arizona

Route 66 Arizona

Seligman Arizona

Seligman Arizona

Seligman Arizona

After spending Sunday touring Chloride and Seligman, we continued on Route 66 for a bit and made our way to Utah. We finally reached our hotel around 10pm, dropped off our bags and drove about a mile to Denny’s…where it was 11pm. We had no idea that we were staying right smack in the middle of a timezone – so confusing! For the rest of the night we had no idea what the “real” time was.

Driving all of those hours in pitch black ended up being pretty boring and seemed to really make time drag. We had no idea there was so much beauty surrounding us until morning.

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Carl Hayden Visitor Center Utah

Carl Hayden Visitor Center Utah

Carl Hayden Visitor Center Utah

In an effort to avoid this post from getting too long, a second post will be up next week, including a few of our gorgeous Vegas wedding photos ๐Ÿ™‚

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