Now that Memorial Day is in the books, it is safe to say that summer is unofficially officially here! Kyle and I went to the lake and I sort of feel like I might have been hit by a truck. Despite getting a good 10 hours of sleep last night, I am still absolutely exhausted. I had the combination of the best time ever and the worst time ever. The best time ever involved the laughing, the relaxing, the being with good friends, the time spent on the lake, etc. The worst time ever included our campsite if you want to call it that. It was tent after tent placed wherever there was space, little to no shade, the grossest “bathroom” facilities of all time (one of which got tipped over somehow?!), and an almost impossible time sleeping. I may be up for more of a day trip next time as 3 days was a little much for me without running water. We woke up every morning at 6am which is when our tent had turned into a microwave due do the intense sun beating down on it. That would have been completely acceptable if we weren’t going to sleep at 2am. Don’t get me wrong, I love camping but usually it involves a forest and space between other campers. It did absolutely make for the longest weekend ever which I guess has its up side! Anyway, I still have the trip on my mind which was the inspiration for today’s Tuesday Shoesday!
How were your weekends? I hope yours were 100% good and not some mix of terrible and fabulous like mine was!
P.S. Am I the only one who still loves tie dye?
After a completely blissful week in Ocho Rios, Jamaica we have returned to cold, rainy weather with Thanksgiving looming on the horizon! The trip was a complete success and we brought home a few souvenirs to prove it: a horribly painful sunburn and an 8 pound weight gain. It is safe to say that each day we drank at least 2000 calories worth of fruity beach-esque drinks and plenty of wine. Not to mention the fact that we ate constantly as we were at an all inclusive and absolutely planned to get our moneys worth! In an effort to be healthy, for breakfast we would have a veggie egg white omelet with no cheese and fruit. Which was then followed with a side of bacon, potatoes and chocolate croissants. Who are we kidding, we were making no efforts to be healthy that is just how we like our omelets! Our days were spent beach side, or pool side. Rough, I know. On Wednesday it rained, almost all day so we felt like the only reasonable solution would be to go to the spa for a couples massage and then the bar! Jamaicans refer to rain as liquid sunshine and their positive outlook on just about everything made the experience all the more fun. I took a good 500 pictures so the plan will be to give the whole trip run down through out the week in a series of posts. Today I will start with typical, resort style pictures!
Each day we would tell our Butler what we wanted for breakfast and what time we wanted it. Then in the morning she would bring it and set it up on our patio overlooking our private pool! The pool was actually shared with between 4 couples in our little unit of rooms but there was only one other couple in it and we never saw them. We also never really used this pool but it was nice to have breakfast by.
This is Anna our morning Butler. She was so sweet.
We met some really great people including a very lovely retired British couple who now travels full time. They have been married for 44 years. We met several other Honeymooner’s, one Canadian couple who had won their trip on the radio, and another Canadian couple celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. We stayed at a Sandals Resort which is an all inclusive couples only resort and we would highly recommend it. In fact we hope to visit other locations in the future.
A Honeymoon must have is an under water camera. I was lucky enough to be able to borrow one from a friend. It was so worth it to have it as we were able to take pictures anywhere we went. On one of our excursions I was the only one out of a group of several people that could take pictures of our water activities. Be sure also to invest in a floating strap or something that will insure if you do happen to drop it, it won’t sink.
A BIG Thank you to all of our Guest Posters last week: Erin, Angela, Nicole, Erin-my sister, and Elizabeth! We really appreciate you helping us out!
Tomorrow I’ll show you some pictures off resort in the countryside!