Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Thoughts about my vacation...

I loved the trip... I'll be honest and say that I really didn't start to relax until Thursday, next time I'll stay for two weeks. I came home with 29.00 in my pocket. The most of my money went to tips. We took a trip into a small town ( 20.00), where I did buy 3x1 lb bags of blue mountian coffee for 17.33/bag ( Oh, I can dicker with people). I paid 28.00 for 2 quarts of rum cream ( banana and coconut). Bought a bottle of Red Stripe beer ( 2.00).I also paid 22.00 for 4 bottle of vanilla. I also bought some jewelry from the beach ( 35.00 for that). 4.00 for a pack of Kools,3.00 for a bottle of water at the airport and 9.00 for Wendy's at the airport.

I tipped 97.00 over the week. 15.00 was for my maid, who took great care of my room ( and me). She gave me lots of coffee and water every day, and made pretty towel swans. I also left behind body lotion, body spray, candy and books. I had to make room for my goodies. I brought back 3 kinds of rum, was honest at customs and was prepared to pay the duty, but customs didn't charge me anything! I was also given some free swag, which I gave away to people as gifts.

I wasn't crazy about the amount of food that was being wasted every day at the resort ( I did find out that they sold it for pig food, but still... unbelievable). I found the food bland and oily for the most part, but loved the jerk chicken and spicy beef. I also ate something similar to spinach every day, but I can't think of the name of it! The drinks were great, dirty bananas and hummingbirds...

I was "offered" by a young male staff "to take me out to lunch, shopping, etc... Then, maybe you can fly me Canada?" He was a Breath takingly, beautiful young man, but it had a slightly slimey feel to me.( maybe if I was 15 years younger I would have gone for lunch, but not now).

The wedding was amazing. So laid back, and fun! No stress, no fuss, no muss. Just two people who love one another!

The beach and water? I love the ocean, so it was fantastic...

One last thing to add: I had a sample of Bumble and Bumble thickening shampoo and conditener while I was away. My hair was amazing while I was away. I'll be the proud owner of some this week-end, coming all the way from Ontario.

5 comments:

The Witch said...

Sam,
Glad you are back safe and sound!
It sounds as if you had a good vacation but I hear you about stretching it out another week to really feel relaxed and of course well rested.
You stayed on budget also!

Michelle P said...

Sounds wonderful!

Tanner said...

That's wonderful that you got to relax. I panic myself to the stressing point, but once I'm at the location, it's all forgotten and I'm able to enjoy myself. That was very nice of you to tip the maid! I try to do that every time I stay some place, since I know that it could and most times, does make their day.

Jane said...

Was it callaloo? (the spinach-like veggie?) Michael made jerk chicken last night - I got to request whatever I wanted for dinner and that's my favorite!
So glad you had a nice trip but too bad about not being able to relax until Thursday:(

its me, sam said...

Jane, that was the name of it! Thanks you... I'm too high strung and need to learn to relax... Yoga's calling my name again...

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