Hi Y’all! So, I am a little bit bugged tonight. Not only was this post supposed to be done a week ago and I somehow let it fall through the cracks, but then I got it all ready to go today, after getting interrupted 101 times (can anyone relate?) I walked away from my computer to attend Casey’s work picnic and when I came back to finish ONE sentence before I pushed the publish button, I found that my computer had completely shut down! Grrrrrrrr…dang update. Why did I NOT think to save the post before I walked away? I swear, everything that has to do with computers these days takes twice as long for me lately. My computer is so incredibly slow it is KILLING me. That is part of the reason I haven’t posted lately. That and Casey and I went out of town last weekend and I can’t get my groove back. Another grrrrrr….
Moving on to Jamaica! This was my favorite stop. The four of us rented a Taxi for the day. Meet our Taxi driver Mr. Kingsley.
Nice shot right? I was entertaining myself in the car. Our destination was Dunn’s River Falls, but we also got to sight see a little bit too, which I loved. Not only that, but we had some really funny and interesting conversations with Kingsley while we were driving. He was also listening to a bizarre talk show part of the time. I am laughing right now thinking about it. :)
One view of the Jamaican Island.
The Banana Truck! Kingsley all of the sudden pulled off to the side of the road and said he wanted bananas. He gets out of the taxi calling in his Jamaican accent, “Hey, Banana Man! I want some bananas!” I love the way they talk. I can still hear his accent.
After driving past so many other things that made me want to jump out of the car and take pictures, I was ready to forget about Dunn’s River Falls and just drive around with Kingsley all day.
But we didn’t do that and of course Dunn’s River Falls was awesome. Since I was behind the camera the whole time, I don’t have any photos of me and Casey so here is one I love of Tami and Tony. We love you guys!
This was taken right before hiking up the waterfall that is known as Dunn’s River Falls.
There were so many different levels like this to hike up. This doesn’t do justice to what it was really like at all. We would hit a plateau and I would think we were at the top and then I would look up and see that there was more to climb. That happened over and over again. It was a lot of fun!
The four of us hiked the whole thing twice and then everyone but me hiked it a third time while I walked along the outside edge and took pictures.
Some Jamaican shopping that we passed through.
Then it was back to the taxi. Everyone was tired after that and enjoyed reading on the way back to the ship while my eyes were still glued out the window. It is fun that we can each do what we enjoy while we are together and not feel like we have to keep the others entertained. That is when you know you have a true friend.
Tony asked Kingsley if he wouldn’t mind stopping for a Diet Coke on the drive back. A detour? Yes, thank you very much. You know I loved that! We even got to do it twice because the first time Kingsley went into the store and came out saying they didn’t have Diet Coke. We started driving down the road a ways until we realized he was going to a different city to get Tony a Diet Coke. Come to find out they had Pepsi at the previous store just not Coke. It was funny! So back to the store we went.
We were in downtown Jamaica I guess and the kids had just gotten out of school. They probably thought I was crazy for taking pictures of them, but I couldn’t resist their blue uniforms.
We only drove through for such a short time, but I loved seeing how other people live.
That’s it folks! It was a great trip that Casey and I enjoyed for so many reasons. I would do it again in a heartbeat if it wasn’t for leaving the kids and the $ factor. Maybe once a year??? I wish, but I don’t know. We are so thankful Casey’s mom was able to come and spend time with the kids while we enjoyed a big getaway. They enjoyed her company and are still talking about their time with grandma, which is priceless!