Wednesday, January 30, 2008

ESCAPE


I need an escape. Do you ever have those days when you just really, really, really, and I mean really want to get away. Well it’s those days for me right now. I am tired and I need the BEACH!!!! I am tired of getting ready for taxes, tired of the end of the month (work stuff), I am just plain tired. I need the sand, the sun, and the quiet of a tropical island somewhere. Somewhere like Jamaica. :) We went a couple of years ago, and I really want to go back.

Now when I first found out we were going, you would think I would have been just absolutely ecstatic. Not me though, I actually started having small panic attacks. What if something happened to both of us while we were gone, who is going to take care of the kids? When I finally realized, and came to the understanding that I was going, I finally got used to thought of actually getting on the plane and going. I had never done anything like that before; the farthest I think I had been was either Houston or Michigan.

The stories I had heard of the drive from the airport to your resort, they were freaking me out. I thought surely it wont be that bad. Boy was I wrong. I didn't know a dump truck and a van could fit on a small rural road on the side of mountain, side by side. It was just a little crazy. We drove so close to one truck, that was so full of people that were hanging off the back of the truck, that someone in our van yelled I think we hit that guy. I don't think we did, but you just don't hear that everyday. We also drove through two funerals on the way. Now here in the south you respectfully stop on the side of the road and wait for the funeral to pass by, and Heaven help you if you don't. In Jamaica they were walking in the street and had bands and everything. Now when I say we drove through two funerals I mean through. We didn't stop we just drove around everybody. I'm telling you I wasn't used to that. One thing I did enjoy about the ride though was we had gotten there on a Sunday and all the little girls were walking home from church and they were all dressed up in their best frilly dresses. They looked so cute. Well we got to the resort in one piece, and we had a wonderful time.

I think what I loved the most was the nature and the scenery. It was absolutely gorgeous. We went horseback riding in the ocean and the ride to the beach was awesome. Everybody was complaining about being sore, but I didn't care it was one of the coolest experiences of my life. I recommend it highly. It was really neat to be able to see a completely different way of living.

Anyway I was just looking at some old pictures and found the ones from Jamaica. I thought I would share a little bit with you. Jamaica is a great place and the people are very friendly and helpful. If you haven't gone, you need to.





I NEED TO GO BACK!!!!!! Logan are your reading this. Logan... Logan...

3 comments:

Vader's Mom said...

I see a family vacation in the future.

Logan...I vote we all go!!!

Lisa said...

Well, I know what will make you feel better.

Las Trojas..tomorrow night...be there or be square. :)

annie said...

It looks just beautiful! The ride sounds a little scary though! I'm over from vader's mom to say hello. "hello!"
annie
(www.mylifeasannie.com)