Meeting the Bride & Groom

BP

BP

BP and FT lived in a very nice store called Byrne’s Woodcrafters. They had moved to Gatlinburg from Peru. Although living at Bryne’s was nice, they longed to go on an adventure.

One day a nice lady and gentleman, Missy and Stu, came into the store to purchase a large domed cedar chest made by the owner of the store. BP’s and FT’ ears perked up when they heard that the couple were going on their honeymoon. The bears looked at each other and agreed that this opportunity was exactly right for them!

Both of the bears smoothed their fur as best they could, and waited for the lady to pass by their bin. As she came nearer, BP made a little movement,which caught the lady’s eye. “Oh! Wait!” The man agreed quickly. BP again made a slight movement, and the lady lifted her out of the bin. “I like her,” exclaimed the bride, “She looks like she’s been eating chocolate and got it all over herself.”

FT

FT

The bride again looked into the bin. This time FT made a slight move and caught the bride’s eye.”Oh, this blond one will be perfect for our friend Brett as a thank you gift for all the help she gave us last week!” The man agreed with his new wife, and soon the bears were leaving the store on their way to Atlanta for the couple’s honeymoon.

For the first part of the trip, both bears were snuggled together in a comfy bag behind the front seat. FT fell asleep quickly, but BP felt restless. “Hum,” said BP, “This is a comfortable way to ride, but I can’t see anything! I want to see something!” BP decided to make small moves that would rustle the bag, yet not disturb FT’s nap. “Moving around got the lady’s attention once; maybe it will work again.”

A short time later, the couple stopped their SUV. The lady left the vehicle for a short time. Quiet filled the vehicle. “I wonder what’s happening now,” though BP. The passenger door next to BP & FT’s bag opened. The lady reached into the bag and picked up BP, smoothing her fur. “I want to hold my bear on the trip,” said the lady.

BP quickly snuggled in the lady’s arms and began looking out the window at all the cars and scenery passing by her.

Our hotel

Our hotel

The trip from Gatlinburg to Atlanta was uneventful and a lot of fun. BP enjoyed listening to the CDs the couple played and watching the changing scenery. Traveling into Atlanta was exciting! BP had never seen such tall buildings. The groom soon found the hotel. They were going to stay at the Granada Suites [now called the Artmore]. The couple went inside to get their room key, and BP stayed in the SUV.

BP and FT in front of the hotel

BP and FT in front of the hotel

“Hey, FT! Are you awake?” BP called. A muffled sound from the bag in the back seat answered, “Yes,
where are you?” “I’m sitting in the front seat. We are at a hotel. I think we are staying here tonight,” said BP. “I just want to get out of this bag!” complained FT, “It was fun riding in here, but I’m getting cramped!” BP told her, “Here they come back to the car. I think they’ll be taking both of us to the room soon. Let’s be quiet!” “Okay, but they had better hurry!” answered FT.

Our room

Our room

The couple got back into the SUV and drove it around the building to the street. BP didn’t see a parking lot, so she was curious about where the couple were going to park the car. The groom pulled up to a large door in the side of the building and inserted a card. The door opened, and BP could see cars and other vehicles inside the building! The parking “lot” was underneath the hotel! How cool!

The kitchenette

The kitchenette

BP was soon inside the hotel room where they would be staying for the next three nights. It was a nice big area with a king-size bed, a nice TV, a large bathroom with a jacuzzi, and a little mini-kitchen. What fun!

The bride, Missy, put BP on the bed and placed several of her bags on the floor. She then pulled FT out of the bag and set her next to BP.

BP and FT resting

BP and FT resting

The groom put his stuff on the little couch near the windows. After a short discussion, the bride laid down in the bed to rest her back, while the groom brought the rest of the bags up to the room.

The couple ate supper from the little cooler they had packed in Gatlinburg, and all of them settled down for the night to get some much needed rest.

The next morning, BP and FT woke early. The couple were still sleeping, so the two little bears decided to climb up on the couch to look out the window. At first, it was still rather dark outside, but soon the sun began to rise, and the little bears could see the sights.

“Gosh, those buildings are so tall!,” exclaimed FT. “I feel so little,” said BP as they gazed at the buildings they could see.

Atlanta window view 1

Atlanta window view 1

Atlanta window view 2

Atlanta window view 2

Atlanta window view 3

Atlanta window view 3

Both bears turned around at a slight sound coming from the bed. “I think they are waking up,” said FT. “Let’s get back on the bed. Quick!” exclaimed BP. Both bears quickly got down off the couch and climbed back on the bed, making sure they didn’t disturb the sleeping couple.

A few minutes later, the bride and groom awoke and stretched. “Let’s spend the day here in the room today. I think we could both use the rest,” suggested the bride. “That sounds good to me!” replied the groom.

“Neat!,” whispered BP to FT, “We can get to know our new friends this way.” FT snuggled into the pillow in agreement.

FT on her head

FT on her head

The couple got dressed and left the room to get some breakfast from the complimentary breakfast bar in the hotel lounge. “I hope they bring us something too,” said BP, “I’m hungry!” “Me too,” agreed FT. FT looked over the edge of the bed. “Hmmm…. What’s all this stuff down on the floor?” she asked. A noise at the door startled her, and she fell off the bed. “Are you okay?” asked BP. “Yep,” giggled FT, “I like standing on my head!”

“Oh my!,” said Missy, “Now how did that bear get on the floor!” She reached down and picked up FT, cuddled her and placed her back on the bed next to BP. Both bears snuggled together.

Honeymoon Bears (cont.)