Silhouettes!

by Jenn

Just scanned some of them, yay!

Tags!

by Jenn

Thanks to everyone who filled out a tag with ideas of places to go or helpful tips.  Here are a few, and we would still love more ideas if you’ve got em!  =)

Renaissance Hollywood and the view

by Jeff McNeil

The view from the Renaissance Hollywood tonight. We are on the top floor of the hotel. This morning Jenn and I both went to the spa and got facials it was very nice. We then went to downtown Los Angeles and went to the Fashion Institute of Design and merchandising. We are now waiting for our room service dinner and will order a movie to relax in our beautiful hotel room tonight. Depending on what time we finish all of that we might walk out on to Hollywood blvd and go find a bar to have some drinks. We might even go back to Angels and Kings that we went to last night where I had 4 beers 3 shots and was feeling quite good as we walked back to the hotel. I love my wife the end.

Honeymoon Trips to Tokyo & Hong Kong

by Jeff McNeil
Courtyard Marriott Tokyo

Courtyard Marriott Tokyo

Thank you to all who have contributed to our Marriott Honeymoon Registry.  Jenn and I have discussed what we wanted to do for a “BIG” trip.  We have decided to go to Tokyo and Hong Kong.  This will be part of a larger overall concept of going to every major Disney Themepark within one year.  During a trip to Disneyland in Anaheim this last month, Jenn and I got to talking about what to do for our year of honeymoons.  The crazy thought came to our mind “What if we traveled to every Disneyland park in the world?”  We laughed it off for a few hours and while on the way out of the park that night, I said “Well we are going to be in Paris and going to Euro Disneyland in December. There are only 3 more parks we have to go to in order for it to happen, Tokyo, Hong Kong & Florida.”  We got excited.  Upon further research, there are some 20+ official “Disney” parks like Epcot, California Adventure, Oceanworld etc.  We narrowed our focus to Disneyland parks with castles, regular Disneylands at leach location.

Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel

Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel

That being said, we have now booked out flight & hotel reservations for Tokyo, Japan & Hong Kong, China.  The Tokyo hotel is a few miles from TokyoDisney, however the subway is easily accessible and leads right there.  We will be staying at the Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza.  We will be staying several days in Tokyo to absorb some tourist sights as well as the Disney park.  We will then fly from Tokyo to Hong Kong.  We discussed making 2 trips, but the long and costly flight meant that we could save money if we made it one long trip instead of 2 trans-pacific crossings.  The second stay will be at the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel.  It is located near the airport which is on a man-made island in Hong Kong harbor.  Here again, public transportation will take us directly to the park.  We will have 4 days here including one at the Hong Kong Disney park.  Jenn and I are very excited about this trip and are looking for tips and suggestions for things to do in Tokyo and Hong Kong on our touring days.  Please reply to the post with your comments or e-mail us directly.

If you are asking yourself, what about Disneyworld or Disneyland?  We are in the process of planning Disneyworld, possibly over Thanksgiving 2011.  No booked hotels or airfare yet, but it will happen.  As for Disneyland, we have annual passes and will for sure go to the park in the next year after we return from Paris.  So no worries on those 2 parks just yet.

Honeymoon Trip #2: Hollywood Renaissance

by Jeff McNeil
Renaissance Hollywood

Renaissance Hollywood

Our second weekend trip will be to the city that makes stars, Hollywood.  Jenn and I will be staying at the Renaissance Hollywood directly behind the Hollywood and Highland complex.  In the past few years we have been together Jenn and I have rarely been to Hollywood.  Sure for a restaurant here or a wedding there, but not for a weekend trip just the two of us.  The hotel looks to be one of the more modern Renaissances in the local area and I am excited to go to the pool and see if there are any stars there getting some sun.

I have a few things planned for us to do like take a walk down the Walk-of-fame and maybe catch a movie in Grauman’s Chinese Theater or take the subway to go to Olvera Street one morning for some amazing taquitos at Cielito Lindo.  We plan on relaxing and being a bit of a tourist with the stores and activities there.  If you have any ideas of things to do, please let us know by posting a comment on the blog.

Bonus to all of this, we got a night free due to Jenn’s Gold member Marriott Status.  Woohoo!!