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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My suitcase is packed...

... and I'm getting excited to leave for Jamaica. I packed 2 weeks ago. Why not? There's not much need for shorts, flip flops and swimsuits in a Minnesota this time of year.

Going on vacation is a lot more work theses days. This house has been cleaned from top to bottom, notes/lists/instructions written (yes, I'm a control freak) and at 7:30am Thursday I should be on the plane.  The petsitter came last Friday to run through the routine and spend some time with the dogs.  She is one of my co-workers and  impressed me by how well she handled the dogs-even my Orville who can be a bit nippy at times. We just showed her what behaviors to watch for and how to correct him.

It's just so uncomfortable to me to have someone staying in my house. I completely trust the petsitter and know everything is in good hands.  I'm just such a private person and this is my private oasis. I'll be fine; I just need to shake off this freaky behavior of mine and just enjoy.

I'll be taking tons of pictures I'm sure but wanted to share a couple from March 2004 when A and I went to Ocho Rios, Jamaica.


We went on a tour and had lunch on the beach at Frenchmen's Cove. This was our view from the table.


We then travelled up into the Blue Mtns. and came down the river on a banana boat. This is Leroy our banana boat captain bringing us down to the ocean.

We also did the tourist thing and climbed Dunn's River Falls. Nothing too exciting but the Jamaicans make everything fun. :)

15 comments:

aneke said...

Oh it looks Beautiful! Now I have to visit Jamaica!

Looking forward to the pics - have a great time :)

aneke said...

Oh it looks Beautiful! Now I have to visit Jamaica!

Looking forward to the pics - have a great time :)

aneke said...

Oh it looks Beautiful! Now I have to visit Jamaica!

Looking forward to the pics - have a great time :)

SquirtyB said...

wow aneke is really excited! LOL.

omg that looks relaxing, have fun!

Jen said...

Sounds awesome! Have fun and can't wait to see some pics!

C.I.W. said...

BAAAH!!! JEALOUS!!!!! UGH.

Have a WONDERFUL time!!!! Can't wait to see all the pictures and read the storys!

lesbo said...

oh MAN! that will be a glorious break from a mn winter!
have a great time!

Jude said...

RU packed yet? LOL? Wow! I can feel your excitement. The pictures of the place looks absolutely gorgeous! You go! have a great time.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Have fun, mon. Drink one (or five) to Bob Marley for me. I dig him A LOT. Named a cat after him.

Love you!

CJ said...

Have a blast! I can't wait to see the NEW pictures!!

Ms. Moon said...

Once the wheels leave the ground, you'll be fine. It's like -Why worry? Can't do a thing about it now.
At least, that's how it works for me.
Have SO much fun.

Ang said...

I hope you all have a great time...if I lived closer I would house sit/pet sit....I have done it for numerous friends because I really have no life. lol....please be safe...I can't wait for pics.

Monkey Outlaw said...

WOW looks awesome. I know what you mean about your place/space. We will be leaving for three weeks and I am already stressing about who will see my stuff and touch it ... and they are family that will be stopping by to check on stuff!

Look forward to see your pics! Have a great time!

Bethany said...

We miss you in blog land.
Hope you're having as much fun as it looks like you are in these pics. I bet your doggies miss you.

tommy said...

Sure hope you and A had a blast...I've been stuck in Snow hell (completely abnormal for Virginia...) I'm a little jealous of ya to say the least :)