Post # 1
J is a dreamer. I know that, but sometimes it’s hard for me to not get excited about the stuff that he dreams about.
We talked about going to Ireland for the past 3 months, since neither of us has been there and we both want to go — and I was getting really excited about it!
Now today he comes out with not wanting to fly somewhere and spend our time flying instead of being somewhere, and suggests we rent a car and drive 13 hours from Michigan to Boston. And then drive down the coast back to DC where we live, stopping places along the way. And that can be our honeymoon.
Am I totally selfish for thinking that Ireland is a way better honeymoon than a roadtrip along the Atlantic? I kind of want to cry a little bit… 🙁
Post # 3
Aww I’m sorry. Do the two of you have limited time off or something? A flight to Ireland from the Atlantic coast probably would only take up a day’s travel each way so it wouldn’t really have much of an effect on the honeymoon really.
Post # 4
irelands a lot better.. much more dreamy… Is there any reason why he would suggest the big drive part from he doesnt want to fly? I know my FH gets scared at the cost and is always looking at the cheaper option 😛
Post # 5
He’s a teacher (middle school) so he only gets 10 sick/vacation days a year – two before the wedding + 5 after would mean he can’t really get sick all year. 🙁
I’ve suggested mini mooning but he thinks it sounds cheap.
I think a road trip sounds cheap!
We’re still discussing….
Post # 6
Maybe hold off until a time when he has more free time, like in the summer and just do a little trip for now? My husband and I still haven’t gone on a trip since we got married due to time and money constraints.
Post # 7
Maybe you can take a shorter honeymoon some where closer so that you don’t have to spend a lot of time flying (3-4 days).
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
Hold off until his winter, spring or summer break for the honeymoon! That’s what I would do, personally, bc spending 13 hours driving doesn’t sound like fun to me…
Post # 9
I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who doesn’t think road tripping makes for a good honeymoon! I mean, we’re not beach people and DO want to go to a city where there’ll be stuff to do, but … driving there!? His explanation was “you + me + reststop = love”
boys are CRAZY!
I’ve never had trouble talking him out of something crazy before. He’s usually very receptive to logic. Maybe it’s because our internet connection wouldn’t hold for a phone call today and we had to resort to gchat 🙁 I hate when the internet acts up and affects my life!
Post # 10
I don’t think that sounds like a good honeymoon either. I hope you guys can come with something better.
Post # 11
Ok, I know everyone else doesn’t like the “road trip” idea- but I think it sounds nice because of the time of year. If you are getting married in October, all the leaves will be SO pretty and it will be a beautiful drive! What if you stop at a cute B&B along the way? Then, get to Ireland a little later when he has more time off from school, like winter break or next summer? Have fun whatever you decide!
Post # 12
@hoosier – that’s a thought… not all in one straight shot at least.
Maybe this could be our minimoon. Like a compromise.
Still, roadtrip reststop sex on our honeymoon?! What is he thinking??? *sigh*
Post # 13
I think you guys should go somewhere in the US that you want to visit and have a little honeymoon and then do Ireland when he has more time off. A road trip could be romantic but I think for me it would be a 13 hour fight because I hate being in the car. lol. I guess it just depends on your personality.
Post # 14
something similar happened to us
we will wait until one day down the road for the longer trip
but the first alternative he suggested sounded so lame to me and I was not digging it
so then I came to terms with the parameters and came up with something I would find romantic that wouldn’t take such a long time nor cost too much
I hope you find a new compromise that you will look forward to!
Post # 15
What’d you guys decide on, CV?
Post # 16
Definitely be honest with him about how you feel about a road trip. You might be able to come up with some kind of compromise, as others have suggested.
As a middle school teacher, does he get summers off? That might be a good time to make your trip happen…