Down in the Islands

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Kicking off this week with some favorite moments from my recent Jamaican vacation (picture overload ahead).  Have a great Monday lovelies!

beachinWelcome to Paradise! Checking out the view.

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Our first day, Sunday, and most of Monday was spent lounging on the beach and soaking up the sun.yamoncatamaran

Monday evening we signed up for a snorkeling and sunset excursion on the Yamon Red Stripe Catamaran.rainingIt doesn’t rain in Jamaica; they get “liquid sunshine”;)piratecaves

We snorkeled here and swam through the pirate caves.

tyson catamaranThen, we had dinner on the boat and enjoyed the views as we sailed along the cliffs to wait for sunset.cliffcastlecatamaran1yamoncatamaransunset

 More sun, sand, sunsets, and sampling of the local fare.beachwalksunbeachmenubeachbar sunsetbeachbarjerkfishJerk Fish

toomuchrumHmm, too much rum?tysonboatWe bought a boat.  No, no we didn’t.

lunchJerk Pork on the left and Goat Curry (not my favorite dish…) on the right  from Sweet Spotsax

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On Wednesday, we spent most of the day away from the resort with a hired driver as our tour guide. We enjoyed the scenery, like this beautiful plantation home which is currently for sale…Any takers?plantationhomeDSC_0345 jamaicamountainsWe spent a couple hours at the beautiful YS FallsYSfallsYSYSfalls1

YSfalls2And finished up our outing with a tour of the Appleton Rum Estate.rumtouraheadappletonestateappletonlighthouseappletonfactorypazthedonkeyPaz extracts cane juice.tysonmakessugarcaneTyson extracts cane juice.sugarcanerumwarehouserumbarrelsAppleton

Our last day in Jamaica was spent soaking up every last ray of sun we possibly could (especially after hearing we’d gotten another 6 inches of snow at home!) and saying goodbye to our Rondel friends.delroyDelroy-Negril’s best bartenderjohnnoJohnno-Beach security

Thanks for a great week, Rondel!  See ya next time!

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