Wedding planning has started to take a turn for the stressful. I had another wedding nightmare last night. So Mr. Cucumber Sammie and I did what we do best and procrastinated! We have started focusing on the the fun stuff and ignoring the things that need to get done. We are looking at places for our honeymoooooon!
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We can’t take a regular honeymoon (honeymooooon!) right after the wedding, so we are going to take a mini-moon. The mini-moon has to be close to South Jersey because we need to be back at work on the Thursday after our Sunday wedding. (Don’t weep for the Cucumber Sammies, though; we plan to take a full honeymoon next summer.) Here are a couple of places that top our list.
The Eastern Shore. The “Eastern Shore” is the area on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and Virginia. This is a huge area, and there are tons of places to stay. Maybe we could even stay in Chincoteague and see the pony swim?!?
That option seems a little far, though. Or perhaps we will go to Cambridge, Maryland and stay here…
I die! There is loads to do on the Eastern Shore, including golf, relaxing, bay cruises, and did I mention relaxing?
Another place on our short list is Colonial Williamsburg. It might be fun to play tourist for a day or two. We could see some battle reenactments. I could put Mr. Cucumber Sammie in the stocks if he is being bad. So many options.
Finally my favorite (as of two hours ago) option is Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. It is only 90 minutes from D.C. and is billed as a spa town. Yes, please! And I have even picked out the perfect place to stay…Cacapon Resort State Park.
I am soooo confused about all things West Virginia (Mr. CS is from West Virginia, so that was a dig at him, not the state), but apparently they have state-run hotels in state parks? I have no idea if that is correct, but I decided it is. Basically what you need to know is that means cheap! And we could stay in a cabin all to ourselves with a fireplace. We could go hiking, fishing, golfing, or horseback riding. If we get bored at Cacapon, it is just a 10-minute drive to Berkeley Springs for some dining and spa-ing (yes, it is a word).
And tell me this place doesn’t remind you of Kellerman’s Resort from Dirty Dancing. Who knows, maybe I will meet Patrick Swazye and he will teach me to do the rumba! Oh wait…honeymoooon.
Cacapon or Kellermans? / Image via Booked