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Sunday, April 20, 2008

scenes from jamaica

I'm back! And while I'm happy to be home and reunited with my kitties, I'm sad it's over so soon.

This was our third time to Jamaica, all three times in the Ocho Rios area. I basically just look for the best deal, so all three have been different resorts as well. This time we spent the week at Sandals Grande Ocho Rios.

We met lots of great people to hang out with, drank lots of rum (and brought lots of rum home -- who wants a drink?), and had a lot of fun!

Anyway, I'm combining my Weekly Winners post with my vacation summary. Enjoy!

The Beach
the beach

Our favorite place to relax. Plus, the wheeled chairs went a notch higher than the other chairs, much more comfortable to read that way!

We had great weather the first half of the week, and then three days of on-and-off rain! We sat on the beach anyway -- and tried to get under one of the huts. They didn't have enough; I also spent some time reading under a resort-provided umbrella!

The Pier
one of the piers


Unfortunately, we never made it out on any of the boats, or any activity really. By the time we were ready to start doing something other than read/relax, the weather turned on us!

Behind our room

Red flower

Yellow flower
yellow flower

Blurry pink flower
blurry pink flower
That's because I only brought my point-and-shoot and it doesn't focus as well.
Oh well, I liked it, anyway!

This sign made us laugh
falling fruits

Although something falling out of this tree would hurt
palm tree with dangerous fruits

Finally, due to being away, I have no kitty photos like I usually include. However, I do have an "animal series" to finish out my photo-tour!

I pet a kitten anyway
i pet a kitten


Parrot sculpture
parrot sculpture

Sunning turtles

Monkey face
monkey face
Part of a sculpture on our balcony

Along the side of the road, taken from the bus window. The driver told us the goats aren't wild, they belong to people that let them roam during the day. They go home at night!

Well, that's all for now. Back to work tomorrow.

Be sure to check out more Weekly Winners over at SarcasticMom.com!

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At 5:27 PM, April 20, 2008, Blogger Jerinda said...

Just gorgeous! I can't pick a fav, they are all great!

Mine are up too. :)

At 5:29 PM, April 20, 2008, Anonymous maggie's mind said...

I love, love, love all of them. I can't pick a favorite because it's simply not possible. Unless you fix me something nice with some of that rum. Then maybe I could choose ;) Looks like you had a fabulous time, and I'd have pet a meow, too.

At 6:08 PM, April 20, 2008, Blogger Rebecca said...

The first shot and the one of "red flower" are my favorite. And the sign about the falling fruit? Good for next week's Photo Hunt. :)

At 7:43 PM, April 20, 2008, Blogger Jeanette said...

Just gorgeous photos!

At 8:07 PM, April 20, 2008, Blogger HRH said...

Ahhhhh...looks amazing. Great pictures. The place is gorgeous.

At 9:32 PM, April 20, 2008, Anonymous zandria said...

Jealousy!!! Too beautiful for words...

At 1:01 AM, April 21, 2008, Anonymous Connie said...

Just gorgeous, awesome pics! I've always wanted to go to Jamaica~it's so beautiful & tranquil there (from pics I've seen). I agree w/Rebecca about the sign pic~that was my first thought when I saw that pic ;)

At 5:41 PM, April 21, 2008, Anonymous secet agent mama said...

I wannna gooooooo...

Yes, I'm whining!


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