Update: Follow our honeymoon on our journal: Honeymoon Bungee
Our honeymoon plans might seem epic to you, so let me start with our reasoning.
Ann and I are aware that marriage is hard, very hard, and our dreams of building businesses and ministries while having children will make the romance that we long for even harder.
With that in mind, we have decided to save up and spend our first year cultivating a love story that permits us to grow together both spiritually and emotionally. We want time to really seek the Lord and find the life that He wants for us. We need space to learn to work together and to work out some of the issues that cause tension between us. We want time to focus on our wild love story, to dream, and to plan while pursuing casual adventures before we set off on the more crucial adventures of our life.
Because of all of this, our first year of marriage is basically a year-long honeymoon!
Our honeymoon will be broken up into three to four trips that we will go on together and a summer of adventure on the Live Offensively tour. Our first trip will be to Whistler in British Columbia, Canada.
We will be heading for the sunset the day after we get married. In Whistler, Ann and I will be hiking on glaciers, exploring the nearby national parks, climbing in Squamish, mountain biking, and snowboarding some of Canada’s finest slopes.
Afterward, we will be joining up with the Live Offensively summer tour at Alive Festival in Ohio. The following six weeks will involve traveling 10,000 miles back and forth across the US with a team of eight young college students. Between festivals we always make time for national parks and big adventures.
In August we will be breaking away from the summer tour to go on our own rock climbing road trip. The first destination is the Bugaboos in Canada where we hope to cross the Kane ice field and climb the Pigeon Spire Buttress. Then we will travel by car down through Glacier National Park in Montana to the Tetons in Wyoming. We are hoping for good weather to summit the Grand Teton. From there we will head to Colorado where we will spend time skydiving and climbing while looking for a place to plant ourselves.
We are planning a longer international trip for December of 2011, but are not yet disclosing the destination.