Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Paradise in Winter

My sister Megan and I got back last week from a FANTASTIC trip together to Jamaica. Besides a weekend trip to Chicago a few years ago, we haven't taken any other trips by ourselves. Well, this was one for the records...we went to visit our friends Vicki and Daniel who are posted there for two years as part of the U.S. foreign service. What a great place to live for two years! 85 degrees year-round...especially nice when I got back to Kansas and it was 5 degrees!

We flew into Montego Bay directly from Dallas and from there took the two hour transporation van to our weekend destination of Negril. We spent Friday night at the villas hanging out in the hot tub and then went across the street to dinner on the cliffs. Vicki and a couple other girls she knows from the Embassy ran the half marathon the next day at 5 a.m. so we took it pretty easy that first evening. We were pretty tired though after a long day of traveling.
At dinner...

Saturday morning we enjoyed the pool at the villas in the morning and hit up a restaurant on the beach and hung out on the beach. It was so nice there! That evening we went to dinner and then to a reggae concert.

Sunday involved more pool time in the morning and then the 5 hour drive back to Kingston where our friends live. Their condo is amazing and we were really lucky to have such a nice place to stay there!
Arriving at the condo:

Monday we took a day trip to Ocho Rios and climbed the Dunn Waterfalls and spent some time at Margaritaville and the beach. That nice we all fixed dinner at the condo and hung out with some other friends of theirs and made Christmas cookies.
Meg in front of the waterfalls....
Tuesday we took another day trip to a place called Frenchman's Cove in Port Antonio. Such a relaxing day....lots of sun and relaxation to finish up the trip. Our jerk chicken lunch served on the beach. Mmm!!

Wednesday we toured the Embassy with Vicki which was really cool and then headed to the airport. We had a great time and it was great spend time with my sis and our friends. Hopefully more trips like this in the future!


Kylie said...

So jealous! And happy for you to be able to take such a fabulous trip with your sis! Good for you girls!

Kate said...

I am pasty white with envy! :) Merry Christmas, Miss Michelle!

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