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Our Honeymoon Part 3:
Day two in Orlando was exactly like day one only at a different park. Up before dawn, stuff down the free breakfast, arrive at the gates when the park opened, grab map, and take off running! I did wear my better shoes this time, but the damage was already done to my poor feet, and every step hurt. About the middle of the day I remember Jason saying, “I feel like a turtle,” because I was going so slow.
The weather on this day proved to be particularly hot, and if you know me, you know that I very much enjoy one Coke every day. The first day I went without, but on this day I was so hot, tired, and hurting that I really, really wanted a cold Coke. So I asked my new husband if he would please get me one.
He responded, “Are you kidding? One Coke is five dollars! Drink water!” I really couldn’t believe he wouldn’t buy it for me. It was our honeymoon! We hadn’t bought anything except the bare minimum for lunch both days. I didn’t think I was asking for too much! Finally, a thought occurred to me, so I asked, “I have five dollars in my pocket that was mine before we got married. Can I spend my five dollars?” He thought for a minute and finally said, “Well, if that’s how you want to spend your money. . . .” A few seconds later, with eyes closed, I savored several gulps of my very own five dollar Coke and enjoyed every one! Then would you believe Jason drank half of it? The rascal!
The third day we wisely opted for a relaxing day at the hotel instead of trying to do another park. By the fourth day we both had more realistic expectations of each other, and we enjoyed our last park before the flight home. I think our love in many ways was blind, but I would change my dad’s saying slightly to say that, in our case anyway, the honeymoon was the eye opener!
Oh goodness! We have such high expectations for romantic outings and men just don’t, do they? One of my “favorite” memories was our 1st vacation after being married. We were on a budget and missed the breakfast at the hotel. While we were walking the 15 blocks to our destination we passed this cute coffee shop and I asked if I could stop and get something to eat. My adorable man pulled out a leftover Twix bar and handed it to me. Sigh.
Glad you were able to enjoy your Coke! Our honeymoon was an eye opener for us as well, but then there are people like my brother and sister-in-law who had the greatest honeymoon ever.
Haha – I don’t know if I would have been able to share something like that after having sore feet and being hot and grumpy…LOL! You’re a better person than me 😛
I’m glad you were able to figure out more realistic expectations of each other (and yourselves) and build a great foundation for your marriage! 🙂
As a Diet Pepsi junkie, I understand the need, and I think that there are some days that justify a $5 drink 🙂
Elizabeth Grimes says
That coke sounds priceless! I think $5 was a bargain.
Ken Barnes says
Your “put together” and mine are sure different. Because at that point, tired, sore feet and the meal situation, I
would be drinking a ten dollar coke on his money if need be.
So great Esther… l know exactly what you mean, sometimes a soda is the only thing that will do and it can change the whole course of your mood, especially in a situation like that!
I understand the need for a Coke, I have to do that too! My hubby so would have had half of it too! I am happy you had a day to rest though, I bet you were worn out!
Wow he drank half of the coke! I would have made him give me $2.50 or told HIM to drink water 🙂 see I am just not as nice as you especially when my feet hurt.
Renee Ann says
Was it good for your marriage that you learned about each other so early on? Did it make it easier in the long run? Hope so!
Bless your heart! I’m glad you wore your good shoes instead of your flimsy sandals. I’m thinking your hubby owes you $2.50! HA! Sweet story. You definitely learned a little about one another.
Oh I love the $5. I often try to remind my husband of what was mine before we got married (since I owned a house, this is most of the furniture but he mostly gets reminded that the Christmas tree came free with his wife), but now that we’ve been married 8 years, he doesn’t let me get away with it.
Nancy @ A Rural Journal says
Oh boy — you are a saint, Esther. 😉
Cute story, Esther! I think you’re pretty generous to have shared that half Coke with him…not sure if I would have done that.
On the topic of sharing — Remember Richards-Gebaur Credit Union that a lot of CBC kids had accounts at?? I kept mine for a long time after we got married – it had a grand total of $5 in it (the account minimum) and anytime I would want anything extra, John and I would joke about the stash I was keeping for myself!!
Michael @ adaddyblog.com says
Glad you got your coke. It was quite kind to share the coke with him. Not that I’m advocating such behavior, but had I been you I’d have been tempted to pour the other half over his head when he asked. 😉
Renee Ann, I was one tough year, but it’s the tough times that drive you to your knees so yes it was good for us! 🙂
I know what you mean, we just gotta please. That first few days is a real learner!!!! I so identify!lol