Two years after the honeymoon ended, Laura and John are both feeling a little less than buoyant.
In their honeymoon dream, they’re watching a sunset, with the sound of a distant ocean crashing in.
They’re both happy and tired, but they both also want to know where they’re going next.
The two are travelling to Hawaii on an adventure they’re calling, The Honeymoon Dreams, where they will spend a year together.
The dream is based on a real honeymoon experience in Hawaii, but it’s also a dream that’s been filmed and re-imagined to look more like the real thing.
“The original honeymoon dreams, they were all in a hotel room with people who didn’t have a hotel to stay in,” says Laura.
“I was like, ‘This isn’t going to happen here, I’m staying with my family and we’re staying in a little hotel’.” For Laura, the dream began when she was about 20 years old.
Her parents, who had been married for nearly 30 years, had moved into the same town as her parents.
She remembers thinking, “I know that I’m going to have a good time with my parents, but how is this going to turn out?”
Laura decided to take the honeyloaf dream as a challenge.
“When you think about it, it sounds pretty impossible.
You have to think about how you’re going to live your life and how you want to live it,” she says.
“We had a lot of things that we had to do together, so it was really challenging.”
So Laura decided that she was going to do the honeymoons dream as if she was travelling with her family for a year, but for her to be able to go on holiday with them, she had to take a few risks.
“It was really hard for me to take it all in,” she admits.
“But I always thought, ‘I’ll try and make it happen.'”
To start the dream, Laura wanted to create a video diary that would allow her to look back on her honeymoon.
“You’re supposed to be in a room and you’re supposed be talking to your parents.
It’s your parents and your sister, and they’re not your parents, you know,” she said.
“So it’s very much a little diary that’s about my parents.”
The first part of the dream involves a trip to Hawaii, where she spends a year with her parents and her sister.
It starts with her being introduced to the island, which Laura describes as “like a tiny town, it feels like a little town”.
She has a “really good time” at the beach, but when she looks at the horizon, she thinks that there is nothing to see.
She looks out towards the horizon and sees a huge storm approaching.
“Then it kind of becomes really dark, so I look back and I think, ‘Oh, this is it.
I’m not getting anywhere,'” Laura says.
She turns to the sky and it’s clear.
“That’s the beginning of the end,” she laughs.
“Everything that I thought I was doing for the rest of the year ends up being just a little bit more of a disaster.”
After the honeyboarding, Laura gets to spend a few weeks with her new family and friends, which is a relief for Laura.
It feels like “the end” of her honeymoont.
“There’s a lot going on.
There’s a ton of things happening and I feel like it’s the best honeymoon ever,” she told the ABC.
Laura and her family are now looking forward to spending time with the rest the honeyboarders and the family that they’ve chosen to live with.
“My dream is to live a long life,” Laura says, “and I don’t have any regrets.”