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Last month (4-8-2021), was my funeral.... Just kidding, I married my best friend!!!

In Parker, we had a small wedding with just family at a friends bitchen river pad. After, the I Do's, we cruised the bote up to the dam for pictures. Then got wasted at Fox's with tons of family and friends!

Everything went off perfectly!

We hired great friends that really took care of us. It was a blast working with them and I wouldn't change a damn thing!
Tommy Gun Images (Pink Taco) http://www.tommygunimages.com/ & Brooke brookebahdephotography.com knocked out all the pictures and Carter shot and edited the video https://vimeo.com/havasumediaproductions . Unreal how great everything has tuned out!!! I give all 3 my 100% recommendation!

We get all the pictures back this week or the following week. I'll post a link to that.

We hired Charlie out of Havasu to be our Officiant. Great personality and easy to listen to! I'd 100% recommend him.

Huge Thanks to Fox's for letting have our after Party at their BEST BAR IN THE WHOLE F'N WORLD!!!!!!!!!!

We hired Mudfish out of Havasu to play some damn good music at Fox's. Next time I have a big party at the river, I'd definitely want to hire Mudfish again!

The main reason for this thread is to post all the videos and pictures of our Honeymoon in the French Polynesian Islands!!! We leave this Friday at 11:58pm and arrive in Tahiti early Saturday morning. Then we are shuttled to the island of Huahine for 4 nights in a room over the water. After that, we get shuttled to the marina and hop on a 40' Sailboat for 3 nights. It's just my wife and I and the captain and a deck hand. After that, we get shuttled over to another room on the water in Bora Bora for 4 nights. I'm bringing a couple masks and some fishing gear and a GoPro!

Going to be Epic!

I get mushy n shit when I watch this video. Then blood start flowin wanting to pull off the garter with my teef again! Crank up da music!



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Congrats to the both of you, looks like you married up just like the rest of us guysπŸ˜‰. Didn't you post a video of your proposal as well.
 

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Congrats again to both of you, coolest reception ever! Have a great time in the Islands! Look forward to more pics!
 

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Congrats to you both, may it always be smooth sailing. The video is awesome with a great sound track as well. Beautiful wedding and couple.
 

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Congratulations!

that is great video! And you’ll have years and years of enjoyment and happiness with your special spot .... The Dam!

what a great idea
 

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Congrats
Enjoy Tahiti - best vacation we did was 8 days in Bora Bora.

Try to dine @ La Villa Mahana
 

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Congrats to both of you! You had me at β€œyour the best race I ever won” 😍
Tommy, Carter, and Brooke amazing job. That ALMOST makes me want to do it again just so I can have awesome videos and pics
 

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Congratulations to you two! You clean up pretty damn well too Buddy! 😁 Enjoy your time away! Where did you leave the keys?? πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜
 

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Congratulations. The journey is just now beginning


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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Games, wishing you both the best in life together. :) πŸ₯ƒπŸ‘
 

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Pretty damn cool. That was an awesome video.
Congrats to you both and cheers to happily ever after.
 

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Congratulations! Thanks for sharing this awesome day and the pictures at the dam...well...perfection! Here's to a lifetime filled with happiness x1000.
 

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Congrats Andrew~! πŸ’₯ 🍾 🍹 πŸ₯‚ πŸ’₯ You guys are going to have an amazing journey!
 

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French Polynesian Islands!!! Tahiti, island of Huahine, 40' Sailboat for 3 nights. Bora Bora for 4 nights !!!

Damn, I would be happy just visiting one of these places! Just seeing your pictures at the dam looked nice enough. Good for you two!!
You realize of course your now committed to posting photos of everyplace you go. We got another RDP member traveling across the USA in a 5th wheel with his dog and now we have the "new" Games" family about to post pictures of their amazing vacation/honeymoon. ENJOY!!!!
 

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Well, Made it back in 1 piece!

Holy SHIT, we had the most bitchen time. Had absolutely 0 issues or wrongs with the trip.

Left LAX at 11:58 PM Friday night on May 14th.

Saw the new MSC Terminal we tiled all finished and open to the public.
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8 hour flight into Tahiti. My chick gave me some kind of herbal sleepy gummy. I slept from the moment we took off till 45 minutes before we landed!

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Then waited about 6 hours for our flight into the first island we stayed in Huahine. No worries. Nothing beer and food couldn't pass the time with. Smooth ride over the the Huahine Airport which is on the north side of the island. Took a 45 minute cab ride to our hotel on the south part of the Island.

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The next day after we arrived, I booked a half day fishing trip. The Captain picks us up and says the gal up front told him I wanted to go 'Harpooning'. I said F It, let's go!

We pull close to the outer coral reef and anchor. Waves crashing over the top and lots of water and current throw you around. Water ranges from 3'-8' and you have to be ready otherwise you will get thrown bare backed into razor sharp corals. First day I capped 2 fish. Captain Will like my wife and I so much he wanted to take us for free 2 days later. We said HELL YES and I shot 5 that day. Took them to our hotel and they cooked an incredible dinner!

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Congrats Andrew!!! Best thing I ever did in my life was to Marry my wife 28 years ago this August 27. its not always easy but nothing worthwhile is. You have worked hard to have your bitchen boats, work just as hard to have an outstanding relationship!... I wish you and your wife years of happiness.
 

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We rented scooters and rode around the island. Unreal Greenery. Felt good getting a little breeze in your face on the Scooters.
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We went the the Black Pearl Farm, but they were closed. Then we kept Cruising and we stumbled upon a pack of wild horses. The suckers looked good and someone is keeping an eye on them. I wife walked up and made friends.

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After the Horses we kept cruising into town and stopped the the Huahine Yacht Club for Lunch and Beers.

The Island of Huahine is named after its mountain of a 'Pregnant Woman' You can see here in this pic. Her head is on the right, heard nip in the center and a baby belly with an extruding belly button on the left.
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Half way through, it started DUMPING Rain. We stayed for about 3 hours for the rain to die down and then cruised back to the hotel.

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Now we are on to the sail boat. The ride from Huahine to Taha'a was a bit rough. About 5-7' swells pretty close apart. Being in a Catamaran Sail Bote was a different feeling too. I just needed some fresh air, but my chick was feeling pretty sick. I think we made it just in time before one of us blew chunks.

The first pic is still in the Corral reef prior to island hopping.
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The Captain and Chef/Deck Hand were awesome. Captain Dan is a French dude that loves Rock n Roll. The Chef/Deck Hand was an awesome Tahitian Chick. Both spoke pretty good English and were great to ride with!

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Right as we were pulling into the Island of Taha'a, we Anchor up and have lunch. Then we see Blacktip Sharks and Large Sting Rays. My chick loves diving. She grabs the snorkel and mask and hops in. I look for my balls, then grab a mask and snorkel and hop in with her. 2 large sting rays and a couple 4-6' Black Tips cruising around us. Yikes! I will try to upload the GoPro Videos tomorrow or Sunday.

I'd much rather be on top of the water looking to kill them rather than in the water for them looking to kill me. Luckily they didn't want to eat me so I lived another day.

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Wow Congratulations! I truly believe that picking the right spouse is probably the biggest decision you will ever make in your life. :D
 

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On Taha'a, we swam around some more, snorkeled at this bitchen spot, cruised the rum distillery, walked into a family ran black pearl farm, and ate n drank heavily!

Then, It was off to Bora Bora!

All I can say is WOW! They says Bora Bora has '50 Shades of Blue' and that is TRUE! The clearest and bluest waters that I have ever seen.

We stayed on a hut over the water at the Intercontinental Resort La Moana.
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Then It's time to start fishing, I got a couple little suckers out of the glass table that I used for bait.

The chef on our fishing boat also gave me a chunk of tuna to use for bait. I would cut up little bits of tuna up each night and chum in the water and bring blacktip sharks and sting rays over to come hang out. I was trying to catch Jacks, but caught a sting ray. I pulled her to the dock and let her go. A damn blacktip snagged my bait and put up a fight for a minute until it's teeth cut the line. Good riddance lil amigo!

I did hook one Jack for a few minutes, but it swam near one of the concrete posts that is covered in corral and mussels and it cut my line and ran.

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You can see one of the sharks nip at the other 😀 😁

 

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Then my girl wants to go dive. The 1st spot we hit, we were looking for Manta Rays. They have a wingspan of 25'. Unfortunately, the current was super quick and it was a quick dive for the 10 or so people that went. I'd rather snorkel and freedive. I put on a mask and snorkel and hot in and would dive to 30' so try and see one in the 60' of water we were in. No manatas around that day.

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Then we go on our next stop.... Just outside the entrance to Bora Bora on the outer corral reef. The divers hop in and I hop in right behind them. As soon as I am in, there are 25-30 blacktip sharks circling around. I stay in for about 5 minutes and think to myself, OK I'm good, so I hop back in the boat. After 5 minutes, The Boat driver asks me if I want to snorkel and see more.... Fuck, OK Let's go! Right next to our mooring is a glass bottom boat that brings tourists and feeds the sharks. Great.... The Boat Driver starts swimming over there. I'm thinking This is a GREAT idea! We swim over and there are now 30-40, 4-6' Blacktip Sharks circling me. They start swimming right at me and then turn away at the last second. I thought they didn't like the smell of the shit in my pants πŸ˜‚

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Turns out there have only been 11 known cases of blacktip shark bites since the 50's.....I would have thrown a hundy to bet I would make it 12 o_O;)

Bunch of GoPro Video I need to upload.
 
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