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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Jamaica!!!!

We just got back yesterday after 7 blissful days in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It was our first
"family" vacation and the first vacation period in over 4 years. We stayed at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort which had a Waterpark which we took advantage of everyday.
Everything went well, it's just a flogging traveling with a child. Meme went with us too and we all had alot of fun. The Jamaicans are so very friendly and I don't think I saw a frown the entire time we were there.
Brinson had gotten sick right before vacation with her tonsils/ears. The flight went fine, however we did end up taking her to the doc after our first night there. They gave her some serious cough meds and she was much better quickly.
Of course we took a ton of pics, and I'm sure Ned will be posting the ones he took fairly soon. My videos will come a bit later, I need to lighten them up. They were taken at night when B was dancing!
Can't wait to see where we go next year!!!

**We had to drop Meme off at the airport this morning to go back to Indiana. It was especially hard for me because she has been here for a long time, and it's always hard to see her leave.

On a sad note, 4 days before we left for vacation we had to put down our 14 year old cat Jade. I'm just glad I got to be with her, and she didn't die while we were gone. She was the first cat Ned and I got back in 1997. So as if I didn't need this vacation bad enough....



Finally made it to Jamaica yay!


View from our room


Mango tree just out of reach from our deck...damn!


Another view from the balcony


Outdoor lounging


Beautiful lights (note Ned and B walking)


Pool and courtyard


Almost to the beach.....Ned and B were hurrying


Seaside Grill


Ocean!!!!


More ocean views


Eating lunch...man we were hot..and starving


Ned and B


Testing out the water


Therrre's Meme


Someone who had mad skills had done these earlier in the day





View of hotel from their dock


Squint and you can see Ned, B and Meme


Having so much fun


In the pool with Meme


Waterpark and Lazy River


Relaxing on those inner tubes were great. There was a huge slide there, Ned took all those pics.


Great current too! You really moved!


Our Waterpark cabana


Back to the beach


Center of photo farrrrrr away in distance...Ned returning from diving


One of the beach cabanas we rented


Those guys running the sailboats were crazy, mon!


Our sweet and very special friend Tricia! She took such good care of us and pampered us beyond belief. Respect, mon! Love ya girl


This is "Swiper". Brinson kept calling out to him when we were in the cabana. LOL!


Little friend


This is Julian and his band. They played every night we were there. Wait till you see all the pics of Brinson dancing! She loooooved the music and we had to tear her away every night.


Sittin and dancin with Meme


One night they had a magic show for the kids


Silly magician and his "victim" lol


Flower child


My island girl


On one of Ned's dives, they speared a Lionfish and the chef cooked it up for lunch


Even Brinson liked it


Just chillin


Utterly pooped


Local flora


Tile inlays at the entrance to the spa


More inlays


Something was always going on


More flora


What you don't see is right after this pic was taken, our lovely child knocked over two of those HUGE baskets...lol It was an I Love Lucy moment for sure.


At Luna di Mare restaurant


B was ill that night (think it was her meds)


Spoon girl!


Loving the hibiscus


Yummm Smells good Mommy


Island gerl fer sure!


Sailboats and a big tube/raft/thingie...was like a trampoline on water


More sailboats


There were 30 mph winds on this day and the sailing dudes were rockin it. He's sideways!


Closer view


More sailin pics...i just loved watchin those guys


Cabana by the ocean


So peaceful


Ned and B going back to the room


Front of hotel


Mammoth coconut palms!!!


Another huge palm


Those apparently are "palm seeds" (no pun intended)


The brown blob in the center is a huge ants nest waaaaaaay up in the tree.


Me!


Meme and B with one of the hotel employees (Meme kept telling B the guy was a policeman and she better behave)


Shops at the airport


Lovin da Marley mon!


That place had awesome clothes for kids


Yeah, I'd say Brinson had a great vacation!!!!!!




3 comments:

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

What an awesome vacation and such beautiful photos!

Meme said...

I want to go back...now....I had so much fun with all of you. Brinson sleeping with me every night was a joy and I would do it again. Thanks Ned and Lisa for including me in your family vacation. Where are we going next year?

Anonymous said...

Lisa, I just told your mom yesterday that I was anxious to see the vacation pictures, wow, I am jealous.. looks like you all had a nice relaxing time...
Wendy Sullivan