Sunday, August 15, 2010

Yeah Mon! No Problem!

As many of you know, Jay and I were recently able to take a vacation (a second honeymoon of sorts) to celebrate our 10 year anniversary!  My parents so graciously came and held down the fort while we went away, and I think the kids may have been sad for about....oh....five minutes!  We had a fantastic time, although the adjustment from busy, busy, busy to absolutely NOTHING on the agenda took a little getting used to!  As an example, we arrived in Jamaica late Sunday night (two flights, TWO & A HALF HOURS of standing in the immigration line at the Montego Bay airport, and a two hour bus ride...UGH).  Monday morning, Jay and I were up, bathing suits on, suntan lotion applied, and ready to eat breakfast and hit the beach promptly at 7am.  You know, when you've got little kids there is no such thing as sleeping in, so we are used to getting up on the early side.  It didn't take long for us to realize we were the ONLY people out and about that early in the morning.  And we came to find out that breakfast didn't even start until 7:30am.  Oops!  Ah well, we soon acclimated to more of a leisurely pace and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!!  One of the highlights of the trip for me was not being responsible in any way for the procurement, preparation, or clean-up of the meals!!  Plus, I only had to worry about the food on my plate - a dramatic difference from at home when I not only have to concentrate on my own food but three other peoples' too. :)  As they say in Jamaica, "yeah mon, it was no problem!!"

Sandals Grande Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Our room as you walk in the door.

Looking out from the bathroom (you can see we had a balcony too!)

Looking in from the balcony.

View from balcony to the right. Not quite visible here, but Jamaica was actually sort of mountainous.

View from balcony looking left. Very lush and tropical.

Ahhh, the beach.

Jay's favorite - the pool. Complete with swim-up bar. :)

Us during our hike up Dunn's River Falls (a local tourist attraction).

The only "official" picture taken by the Sandals' photographers that we actually purchased.

1 comment:

Donna said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time!! We were there once and did the "Dunn's River" thing too....don't think we could do it now!
Don't they have great beaches! Did you bring home baskets? Love the pic of your toes, says ahhhh!