It was our plan to
go to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for our honeymoon. After contacting
INS several times, Rich felt assured that everything would be ok.
However, many of
Carmi's friends suggested that we not go to Mexico because of
potential problems with Carmi reentering the USA. Also Carmi
had a terrifying dream about this issue. Since Carmi would not be at peace while in Mexico,
we cancelled our Mexico trip with much regret. Friends
had donated the lodging and we were not able to get a refund on the
than where we go is that we enjoy each other wherever we go. After
working through a rough time in regards to canceling the Mexico
trip, we were able to have a wonderful time on our honeymoon even
though we did not do anything 'spectacular'.
We started our
honeymoon in L.A. and finished it in the Seattle area. Rich became Carmi's personal
(romantic) tour guide.
We drove to the San Gabriel mountains in Southern California, visited
Rich's mother, went to Huntington Beach, and then flew to Seattle. We toured Seattle via 'Ride the Duck' tours,
visited Snoqualmie Falls, and spent 1-1/2 days touring Northern and
Coastal Washington. The weather during our trips in Seattle was wonderful.
Who says it rains in Seattle?
We do not have a
very good camera, but the pictures will at least give you an idea of
our time together.
San Gabriel Mountains
Rich grew up not too far from these mountains-great memories of
hiking and gold prospecting. Carmi enjoyed the time here. The river
reminded her of memories as a child in the Philippines. Rich's son
Joshua went with us. We also spent time visiting with Rich's mother
who lives nearby.
In 21 months of Carmi living in L.A., she has only been at the beach
twice. Once when I proposed to her and just before we flew to
Seattle. Rich is very familiar with this beach, he used to body surf
here when a youth. As can be seen by the picture it was a chilly day
at the beach. Not like sunny Seattle.J
Coming 'Home" to
Ride the Ducks
This is a humorous, interesting, and exciting tour of Seattle. You
ride in an amphibious vehicle. After touring Seattle, you enter into
Lake Union for a quick tour. Even though Rich has lived in Seattle
for over 7 years he found it very enjoyable and loved the smiles on
Carmi's face. She really did not believe we were going to be driving
into the lake.
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