In the words of Amy Poehler as Angie in the famed movie Baby Mama,
"I'm just gonna do it. I'm making my decision. Decision made."
But what have Ben and I decided....?
We like each other enough to finally go on a honeymoon!
In fact, we like each other enough to spend TWO WEEKS in Costa Rica together! Yeah, we like each other a lot :)
But this was a HARD decision to make.
Evolution of honeymoon location decision:
-Ben gets his exact date to end work in Clinton, June 25.
-Ben gets permission to start work in Lenoir three weeks later on July 16
-First thought: Go to Haiti and volunteer for a couple weeks then relax for a few days in DR.
-Ben contacts friends from Haiti for info on volunteer opportunities, gets no response.
-Susannah contacts LDS Humanitarian Services for info on Haiti volunteer projects, hears none are available.
-With less than a month before three week break, BS frantically think of other options: Alaskan cruise? Milwaukee-Petoskey roadtrip? Cap Cod? No, all those could be done with a one-week or less trip later on in the year. A three-week break really needs to be taken advantage of.
-Ireland? Too epensive.
-Cambodia or Korea? Dying to go, but doesn't make much sense to go now when we could be living in Asia soon.
-Volunteer in the Gulf? No volunteers needed.
-Well, if we have too much time to go somewhere in-country, not enough money to go somewhere really far away, and no one needs any volunteers, we may as well go somewhere where we will just have some good, old-fashioned fun.
So, as you can see, this was a looooooooooooooooooooong process!
We stopped in to an adventure store on our last trip to Hickory to look at kayaks (it's 'bout time Ben got one) and were told that within 45 mins. some of the best whitewater kayaking could be found. Whitewater kayaking? We both like rafting and flat water kayaking, so why not take advantage of some of the best?
So, after hearing that Costa Rica has awesome whitewater kayaking, we used that as our motivation to finally learn how and have some fun!
Ben got on the "Costa Rica Kayaking Adventure 2010" bus pretty fast because he has friends who served missions there, have been back for traveling, and made it sound amazing. So now it's becoming our...
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