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  • Day6

    Last day

    November 11, 2022 in French Polynesia ⋅ ☁️ 79 °F

    I can’t believe it’s already the last day!

    Today was very relaxed, which was nice! Woke up, had breakfast, took a nap, went snorkeling, “vegged out” on our phones, and then got ready for a nice dinner! We splurged and made a reservation for the 5 course meal for our last day. It was very yummy! We both agree that Matt’s beef tenderloin was our favorite dish. I got their Mahi dish which was also very good.

    The rest of the night is filled with more Netflix and relaxation. Tomorrow will be dedicated to packing and traveling home!

    Cheers to a honeymoon! It was such a blast even with the multiple bumps in the road. What’s marriage without a couple of hurdles to get over anyways!

    Looking back, I do have to give a quick shoutout to Steve Hibbs for helping me calm down and get through the first day of the honeymoon with matt getting sick. Having to call an ambulance and getting to a hospital in a foreign country, let alone on almost zero hours of sleep, is a great way to panic! Dad helped me walk through the steps that would need to be taken if certain things arrive. Appreciate any and all help!
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    Traveler

    So happy that the two of you did have a great trip. So beautiful in Moorea.So glad Matt that you were able to bounce back and took care of yourself. And Sara so proud of you for finding strength to deal with such a crazy and difficult start to your honeymoon. Much love to the Lovebirds❤️🥂

    11/12/22Reply
    Traveler

    love this pic!

    11/12/22Reply
    Traveler

    what a memorable experience! any maybe with your 25th anniversary you can do it all over again, without a cold! it sounds like you had such a great end to your trip!

    11/12/22Reply
    Traveler

    WOW!!!! What an adventure! Persevering through exhaustion, illness, navigating an emergency in a foreign country is a challenging way to start a honeymoon! Soooo happy for all the subsequent great adventures!! A story for the ages! 🌴🥂💞

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  • Day5

    Day 4

    November 10, 2022 in French Polynesia ⋅ ⛅ 79 °F

    We’re back on track!

    Today was another slow morning that started out with some mimosas on the deck. We decided we want to get out of the resort again and just started walking. We actually ran into a beautiful view point! We stayed there for a bit and then decided to walk back and explore other beaches near the resort. Matt ended up finding a coconut and set his mind to getting it open, which about 20 minutes later, he succeeded! Walked back to the bungalow and had to taste it. Matt liked it but not my cup of tea.

    We got lunch delivered from a local Banh Mi Restaurant and it was MASSIVE! So yummy but so much fun! We relaxed at home for awhile before deciding we wanted to check out the pineapple juice factory/distillery. Got a taxi and walked around the factory and tried some of their rum!

    Got back home and went to our happy hour again and ordered some room service for dinner! Back at the room and currently watching Netflix! A great day!
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    Traveler

    wow, these look like pictures for a sales brochure! awesome overlook!

    11/11/22Reply
    Traveler

    wonderful!

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  • Day4

    Our first “normal day”

    November 9, 2022 in French Polynesia ⋅ ⛅ 81 °F

    It finally feels like the honeymoon has started!

    We ended up going to bed Tuesday night before 9pm and woke up at 6am since we were both exhausted from the days before. Matt woke up feeling much better, just still fighting a little cold. We took it slow in the morning and then rented bikes to the golf course that was about 2 miles away! It was great seeing Matt back to his normal self and the golf was so much fun! Matt ended up 3 over for the round (with the exception of a couple breakfast balls) and I got a birdie! Afterwards we found a burger joint, but ended up sharing a HUGE ceaser salad and a side of fries.

    Matt decided to continue his bike ride to a local grocery store while I went back to the room and snorkeled around the resort. Once matt got back, he decided to take a nap while I caught up on reading.

    Later that night, we went to happy hour and got some very yummy appetizers to split for dinner. We walked around the resort and ran across an event happening which was some sort of local tribal dance. It was so fun to see! We went back to the room and ended the night watching some Netflix!

    The cat that I keep posting pictures of comes join everyone at breakfast and we’ve named him Franc. 🙂
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    Traveler

    hooray....now this is sounding more like a honeymoon❣

    11/10/22Reply
    Traveler

    is the weather as great as it looks? I really want to go to this place!

    11/11/22Reply
    Traveler

    Golf in Moorea! And a birdie! Now that sounds like a honeymoon.

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  • Day3

    End of day 1 + day 2

    November 8, 2022 in French Polynesia ⋅ ☀️ 77 °F

    Welp! Funny looking back at ending my last post saying “hopeful things will go up from here!” Because they most definitely did not.
    Matt ended up running a fever and passed out multiple times between the time of 5:30pm and 10pm. Long story short, since I’ll save sharing the gross details that happened in the bathroom, we ended up having to call the resort to call an ambulance and take us to the hospital. Matt got an IV and was required to stay the night there, but I could not. I call a taxi back to the resort and got back by 1:30am. At this point it’s been a 24 hour day… a pretty shocking start to the honeymoon.

    Matt arrives back at the resort at 7am this morning and is feeling better but not great. His fever is gone and is just battling a cold. We were supposed to golf today but moved it to tomorrow and cancelled our snorkeling tour since we weren’t sure if Matt would be able to handle 4 hours of snorkeling. Instead of golfing today we rented snorkeling gear and just swam around our resort. Saw some great fish and beautiful coral.

    Definitely trying to make the most of the trip but just so happy that Matt is feeling a little better and back at the resort.
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    Traveler

    Love the tropical shirt, Matt

    11/8/22Reply
    Traveler

    Oh, just read your post. So sorry that Matt has been sick. Just relax and you can get better quicker.

    11/8/22Reply
    Traveler

    geeze, this is one memorable honeymoon! so glad Matt is better, and sounds like a smart schedule change. the great thing is, you cottage is beautiful and looks so restful! love your pics, it's okay to slow down and just enjoy the resort!

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  • Day2

    End of travel + Day 1

    November 7, 2022 in French Polynesia ⋅ ☀️ 81 °F

    We made it!
    I’ll be honest when I say this day was exhausting. It’s easy to think of a honeymoon to be very romantic and relaxing, but the effort and energy that goes into actually getting to the destination is often forgotten. I’ll try and make it short.
    Departed our flight to Tahiti (Papeete specifically) at 9:50pm and landed at 4:00am. We were lucky enough to get the middle seat open during that flight! We got through customs by 5:30am and took a bus to the ferry “terminal”. We boarded and left for Moorea on the ferry at 5:55am. We don’t arrive at Moorea until 6:45am. From there we took another bus (thank god it was only a 5 minute ride) to our resort. We arrived around 7am. Where it got rough was we were not given our room until 2pm…. Matt and I were running on snacks and probably 3 hours of sleep. Tears were almost shed at times thinking how exhausted and gross we felt. Matt, unfortunately has come down with some cold as well and is trying to sleep it off. So we finally get our room at 2pm, shower, and now Matt’s asleep till dinner. I, of course being Kristi Hibbs’ daughter, cannot relax and I’ve completely unpacked my suitcase, organized the bungalow for the week, and now writing this with a glass of wine in hand.
    In better news, the weather is AMAZING!!!! We just missed a huge storm that hit Moorea for the last three days and it’s expected to stay nice and sunny until Friday.
    Hopeful things will only go up from here!
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    Traveler

    traveling is so exhausting....but your destination sounds and looks amazing! hopefully, some Matt will feel better after some rest and relaxation. your cottage looks amazing!

    11/7/22Reply
    Traveler

    It is amazing! So thankful and excited to be here!

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    Traveler

    it looks gorgeous!! the water, the palm trees, the sky, the clouds, and the room! is that a see thru floor to the water? gorgeous!

    11/8/22Reply
    Traveler

    Sure is! Fun sitting and watching fish swim by!

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  • Day1

    Travel Day

    November 6, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 55 °F

    It’s finally here!
    We started the day at the Waldron’s with a great brunch. Trevor, Matt’s brother, is staying at our house while we’re gone and he’ll be watching olive. Got to the Sacramento airport to have a line dancing group traveling to Las Vegas practice their dances while blasting music. Had a celebratory beer while we waited for our flight. Landed in LAX at 4:30pm and had to wait an hour and half until the check in kiosk opened. Luckily we were second in line so it moved very quickly once they opened. Finally got through security and got ourselves some dinner!
    Very excited to get the trip started!
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    Traveler

    finally! have a great trip!

    11/6/22Reply
    Traveler

    Finally on your second

    11/6/22Reply
    Traveler

    honeymoon! have a fabulous time! look forward to seeing photos and hearing stories!

    11/6/22Reply
    Traveler

    Safe travels! Enjoy yourselves!

    11/7/22Reply
     

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