Friday, June 3, 2016

Last Night in Jamaican Paradise

This was my last full day in town, and with that came the last night.  Most of the day was rainy again, but I didn't let that keep me out of the water.  The Wild Orchid Preferred side beach has a bunch of marine life to hang out with, I had to spend more time with them.  I had lunch at my favorite Seaside Grill overlooking the water - even in the rain the ocean is so incredible.  After spending time with the fishies, I stepped out for another fantastic meal at the Mexican Cantina and topped the night at the showroom and music lounge.  I watched some traditional Jamaican dancing, Fire breathing and fire dancing, Reggae dancing and limbo with this guy that had to not have bones.  Check out the videos on my YouTube for more of all of that.  It was the best thing to do on a rainy evening.

Observations:

  • I need to find out when the best time is to come back to Jamaica - this time at the Zoetry resort where everything is elevated even more!
  • June is the start of the rainy season... but that's ok - you don't get lush green gorgeousness without some rain!
  • The people of Jamaica are very friendly and very nice.  I didn't meet anyone that was otherwise.
  • I will hunt down more Reggae music - I enjoyed listening and dancing to it very much :)
  • Maybe scuba might be something I would really get into - snorkeling is so much fun and I love being in the water (minus the jellyfish, those aren't so fun)


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Fired up Thursday

Today I felt better, but the weather was blah all day long.  This was a rain day all day long.  I only got out twice... once to go for my 80 minute free massage and post massage hydro therapy session (Holy moly those are intense - alternate hot and cold drench sessions in a variety of ways), and again at the end of the day to do a little snorkeling and then go to dinner.  Otherwise I was in my room getting room service, talking with the girls on snapchat and watching marathon shows on DirectTV.  Not much happened today.  I did, however, join the showroom after dinner to watch the band play for awhile and then watch people compete for a free vacation in a talent show - watch my YouTube for the videos :)

Observations:


  • The Italian restaurant serves a delicious Ravioli here...
  • It sure can pour here, such downpours all day



Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Blah Wednesday

Today I woke up feeling horrible.  I was lucky that the weather outside wasn't great either.  I spent most of the day in my room either sleeping or watching television as I wasn't fit to go outside.  I did finally venture out for a small walk at sunset, which was nice to see a beautiful scene and breathe some fresh air.  I had reservations at the Japanese "Benihana" style restaurant and I didn't want to miss out on my chance to watch a Jamaican chef ham it up, so I made it.  Turned out to be a very wonderful meal :)  On my way back to my room I noticed there was a band playing, so I stopped in there and listened to a band play for awhile.  It was all in all a very low key but nice day even though I wasn't feeling my best.