Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Discount Anniversary Trip

We just celebrated our six-month anniversary and were blessed to spend three days in sunny Fort Myers, Florida.

We went with another close friend from my husband's college friends, whose parents own a condo, and his wife. They were unable to make it to the surprise birthday party that I threw for Mr. Handsome in November, so it was wonderful to spend time with them.

My husband and I are very frugal and were not planning to take a trip for our anniversary, but we just couldn't pass this offer up. Our accommodations were free, and we found tickets for less than $250 on Allegiant Air. Although the condo was located 30 minutes inland, the owners graciously left a small car in the garage for us to use.

We're accustomed to cold weather at Christmastime, so it was odd to walk along the beach wearing summer clothes and see holiday lights and decorations.

 Christmas lights on Sanibel Island

19 comments:

  1. Anonymous12/23/2015

    Love makes the world go round, nice to see this lovely young couple being so happy and having some nice adventures. This is something you will remember during the ordinary days and the love will get you through even dreary times.

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  2. Anonymous12/23/2015

    Wow Ellie you are so lucky to have found Mr handsome and also all the good things that are happening in your life. GOD IS GOOD!!!

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    1. I agree...God is good!

      Merry Christmas. :)
      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous12/23/2015

    Congratulations on your anniversary! The photo looks like a beautiful romantic place. It is funny to read what you wrote about the weather. I live in Wisconsin, and today the forecast was for temperatures in the fifties. Highly unusual for Christmas time. How do you usually spend your Christmas Eve and Day? Wishing you and Mr. Handsome and your families a beautiful and Blessed Christmas!

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    1. Thank you! I'll write a post about our Christmas celebrations, but we are blessed to be able to see both our families over Christmas.

      Ellie

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  4. Anonymous12/23/2015

    Glad you had some fun!!!
    Alexis

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  5. Anonymous12/24/2015

    Do you drink?

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    1. Hi there,

      I have chosen not to drink, but I don't believe it's wrong to occasionally drink in moderation. However, in my mind, it is easier to avoid it altogether.

      Merry Christmas!
      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous12/28/2015

      I have the same exact view regarding alcohol Ellie

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  6. Anonymous12/24/2015

    Have you ever thought about doing a vlog? vlog = video blog.

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    1. Hi there,

      I haven't thought about doing a vlog, but it sounds like a good idea. What topic(s) do you suggest?

      Merry Christmas!
      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous12/24/2015

    I can totally appreciate wanting to be frugal, but I do hope you left a small gift for your hosts to express your appreciation! Hope you enjoyed your trip, Merry Christmas!

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    1. Hi there!

      We left them a gift card. :)

      Merry Christmas!
      Ellie

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  8. Anonymous12/24/2015

    Hope you enjoy your first Christmas together =-)


    Merry Christmas

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    1. Thank you! Merry Christmas to you, as well. :)

      Ellie

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  9. Anonymous12/24/2015

    I'm glad you and your husband were able to go on a nice trip together. It's definitely easier to travel before children, so enjoy the ease while you can.

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  10. Anonymous12/27/2015

    Hello Ellie,

    I'm glad you and Mr. Handsome got to enjoy a wonderful vacation. I was wondering whether you'd be comfortable sharing your thoughts on family planning?

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  11. Anonymous12/31/2015

    Does that company have flights out of Nashville?

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    1. Hi there,

      Unfortunately, Allegiant doesn't fly out of Nashville. We drove to Knoxville.

      Happy New Year. :)

      Ellie

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