Published: June 19th 2009June 19th 2009
Perrodin Family going Snorkeling
Everyone is on board, ready to go. Except of course the folks that decided to come late. They didn't get to go on this trip.
Also known as Day Last in Jamaica. Tomorrow is our last day, but that day will be filled with travel, from the time we get up, to the time we land, will be a full day, so I can't really say that tomorrow is going to be 'in Jamaica'.
Today we ate, and went on the daily activity of relaxing by the beach. Boys played in the sand, mom and dad took another snorkeling trip, and one more sail on the Hobie with Gregory, the chief on the beach water sports. He took us on a good 30 minute sail yesterday, showing us some of the guest houses along the coast, one of the new resorts going in, but from what I saw, it is not going to be any competition for Sandals.
We did see some nice homes on the coastline, but we also saw some, what I would call 'cardboard boxes' type of homes. Of course, we didn't take the camera on the boat, because it isn't waterproof, so there are no pictures of the rides on the boats.
Todd, Yvette and the boys went snorkeling again. Gregory had indicated that the list of people going
The 'main man' on what's happening on the beach.
today was full, and that we would not be able to go. Then, about 10 o'clock he came over to us where we were laying and said if we wanted to go, some people didn't show up. So, the Perrodin family hit the boat, and had another wonderful snorkeling event.
When they returned, one of the couples we had met here, were getting married on the beach at high noon. So, we decided to stay and watch, take some pictures, and extend our congratulations. We did just that. The couple it turns out is from Missouri City, TX,
After that, we settled back in, and went to lunch. After lunch, we had promised Austin & Noah that they could go to the 'game' room. Austin wasn't too excited until he found out that it is full of X-boxes. Then, we couldn't get him out, which we knew would be the case, so we didn't introduce that until our last day. Noah played for a while, but left and came back to join us after about an hour. Austin stayed until about 4:00 when we picked up and headed for the room.
We had a 5:45 and the
Oran and his bride
While we didn't get an invitation, we were told to come. Yvette used his camera to take pictures.
Perrodin's had a 5:30 appointment with Snap-Shots, the photography place on the property. So we showered, got dressed, and went to take pictures. Some beach, some garden, some with everyone in the picture, some with just mom and dad. The photographer did a great job. (Used a Nikon something or other instead of a Canon. He said he preferred Nikon.)
We also learned that it was Jamaican Night at the Bayside Restaurant, where we have been taking a lot of meals this week. Wait, Jamaican Night, I thought that we were in Jamaican all week? Well, it was all local fare, cooked as you would find it in local homes, or places to eat. (Ox tail, goat, fish, all 'jerked' in some fashion)
Then back to the room to get our suitcases back in shape to travel, or at least get them packed with everything except what we need in the morning.
We have enjoyed our stay, and it has been very, VERY relaxing, to be away from everything. The nicest part of the trip was that cell phones don't work here. At least mine didn't. I don't have an 'international' plan, and neither did Todd &
Yvette, so we turned them off leaving Houston, and only had to turn them on once or twice here, to get data out of the contact list.
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