Sunday, August 8, 2010

moonin' my honey: paradise

i'm (still) waiting on our pro pics to come in so i can include some in the wedding recap. since i'm (still) not running, we'll just skip ahead to the honeymoon pics for now.



saturday was a late night because i even though i didn't run all week before the wedding, i managed to procrastinate and not pack for the trip. we got home from the wedding around 11pm, and while i was exhausted i knew i had to stay awake long enough to pack. not fun, and i definitely forgot a few things. we took off sunday morning (10am) from the east coast and traveled all day.

on our layover in lax we saw this couple wearing "just married" t-shirts.
seriously? laaame.

the airplane food reminded me of delivering "meals on wheels" to the elderly. yum.

we landed in tahiti around 9:30pm (3:30am back home) and took a cab to the sofitel hotel for the night.

view from the sofitel
moorea (our destination) in the distance

on monday we caught high speed catamaran to moorea around noon. ate a late lunch at the rotui grill, one of the hotel bars/restaurants. hung out in our overwater bungalow for the afternoon, enjoying the view. the hotel surprised us with chardonnay and fresh coconut in celebration of our honeymoon. i realized it was "winter" there when the sun set at 6pm. i could actually enjoy a winter with temps around 72-85, low humidity and a breeze...

our hut

view from our deck

fish through the floor

honeymoon welcome

tuesday was a fairly active day around the resort. ate breakfast at arii vahine (another hotel restaurant, we ate there every morning out of convenience and the fact that there wasn't really anywhere else to go for breakfast nearby). went kayaking around opunohu bay. attempted to play tennis but i was hot, lifted some weights instead. we made hiking reservations for wednesday, and josh snorkeled while i laid out. learned the word “ia orana” (means hello, pronounced like yo-rana, roll the "r" like in spanish). ate dinner at rotui grill; tried to get crepes at toatea bar but had some language barrier issues and everyone was confused.



running into coral

local kids playing on a floating dock

[i'm afraid of sending the internet/blogger/your computers into overload with a mile long post of pictures, so i'm splitting this up. next up: hiking in paradise!]
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  1. That looks beautiful! I need to go there!

    I agree.. the "Just Married" shirts and LAAAAAAME!

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  2. Wow, wow, and WOW!! Those pictures shout total paradise, as you state (well, except for the Meals on Wheels airplane food)! I hope it was a trip of a lifetime and one you will NEVER forget!

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  3. That hut looks so great.......seriously......fish through the floor! Your view from the deck, the color of the water. I am so jealous!

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  4. First off, the hut looks incredible...

    Secondly, I wonder if triathletes would wear the life preservers or pack wetsuits for buoyancy?

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  5. That looks so amazing! What a spectacular place for a honeymoon! Congrats.

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  6. OMG, I want to go there too! Your hut is so cute and your views are breath taking! So glad to hear that you had a wonderful time! Great pictures:)

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  7. What awesome looking water-so clear and blue!
    Love the (love)hut! OK, that was as laaaaaaame as the "just married" t-shirts!
    Looking forward to rest of "report"!

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  8. I love the "see-sea-floor" going on there. And the paradise kayaking. And the clear water. And ... gah. This is so much better than a race report.

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  9. oh my GOSHHHH!!!!! that is incredible. the hut all to yourselves?! and that view. ah. water. so gorgeous. take me there..NOW!!!

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  10. Lovely and lucky girl! If i told you my honeymonn...

    I like the pictures, it's the paradise yes.

    Lucky woman but you worth it!

    See you

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  11. Congratulations! I am finally catching up. Looks like you were in paradise!

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  12. Wow...beautiful pictures, definitely looks like paradise. The fish through the floor are awesome!

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  13. Oh. My. Flippin' (see, how good I am being? I expect brownie points) GOD!!

    Absolutely, breathtakingly GORGEOUS! You two newlyweds are also too darn cute for words as well!

    (also you toes look purty! I think you lie about having jacked up feet.)

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  14. YES, still amazing!!! What an incredible place for your honeymoon.

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  15. Holy crap! I want to go there!

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  16. OMG. I didn't even know this place existed.

    It's so far from France I have no idea how they ever colinized.

    Looked freakin' awesome. Thanks for the post.

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  17. Beautiful photos Lindsay you are one lucky lady. It would be a struggle to hold that airplane food down on a bumpy flight!

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  18. Oh that looks so inviting! Glad you had such a great Honeymoon...now back to running!!!!

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  19. I could live in that hut. No problem. Simply gorgeous and congrats!!

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  20. Gorgeous! I am with you, who wears Just Married shirts?

    I cannot get over how gorgeous it is there! Great temperatures too.

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  21. Beautiful pictures!

    Crap! You laid over at LAX? I wish I would have known - I would have loved to drive over and meet in person!

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  22. Seriously? there is a place that beautiful? you are one lucky girl!!

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  23. What an amazing honeymoon destination..you are the 2nd person I know (via internet) to stay in one of those over-water-bungalows in the past couple months. I'm insanely jealous!! It looks fantastic!!

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  24. Well done! Perfect! And welcome to married life! It really is good, and much less complicated!

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  25. What a cool hut!!!!

    Oh, C'mon "Just Married" t-shirts would have been fun. Ha, Ha!!

    Those views are just phenomenal!!

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  26. Your not even kidding hu? These are amazing pictures, like National Geographic This place doesn't even exist in reality..Right?Its fine... my computer can crash BRING IT!

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  27. Wow, the pictures are beautiful! I hope you had an amazing honeymoon! :)

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  28. The airline food is all in one color theme... Vomit! But I must say, I don't feel sorry for you. Not one bit! Because your destination more than made up for the long flight, layover at LAX (!!!) and vomit colored meal. WOW!!!
    Of course if it had been me in the hut my first priority would have been to find the closest and safest running trail. Not to make you feel guilty or anything :O)

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  29. Love the pictures especially the chardonnay one and the one with the kayak and the toes. Looks like something you see in an ad or something.

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  30. BRUTAL!

    Did all the fish go blind!?!

    :-)

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