In case you were curious, yes, our honeymoon started out just as crazy as our wedding ceremony did..
If you read my previous post, you would know that Andrew and I got married on August 26, 2017, the day that Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. This blog is going to pick up where that one left off, and then go into our honeymoon. So, if you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, do that first to get all caught up.
After our ceremony and pictures were over, Andrew and I decided to just go home and start opening wedding gifts. We turned on the news coverage and started looking at what was happening around our city. The rain was just starting, and the city was already in a panic. At 5:00, we watched coverage of a tornado that hit in Cypress, TX, two miles away from our wedding venue. In case you didn’t remember that from earlier, that was the original time of our wedding ceremony.
During all of this, Andrew was monitoring the flights that were leaving Houston that day. We were flying United out of IAH airport in north Houston, with a connection to Maui at LAX. We knew we needed to get out earlier than our flight was scheduled for. At 7:00, Andrew realized that a flight to LAX left at 6:30 and was on time. He looked at me and said “We need to be on that 9:45 flight tonight”.
We loaded up the car, and drove through what we later learned were tornado warnings to get to the airport. Just to give you an idea of how dead it was up there, we were able to park our car, change our flight, check our bags, and get through security in 20 minutes…
After making getting delayed about 15 times, we FINALLY made it to LA at 3:00 AM local time (5:00 AM Central Time). We didn’t picture pulling an allnighter for our wedding night, but here we are!
We finally made it to Maui at noon Hawaii time (5:00 PM Central Time). As you can imagine, we were pretty exhausted, but our hotel was amazing! We stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Lahaina, and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nice place to stay. Andrew is a Hyatt Club member, so we were in a huge room, and had free breakfast every morning.
While in Maui, we had lots of lazy beach days, traveled the Road to Hana, and had the most amazing dinner of my life at Mama’s Fish House. It totally lives up to all of the hype. As much fun as we had, our hearts were heavy, and back home with our hometown.
Houston will recover, and we are happy to help in anyway we can. We are Houston Strong!