Wow, what a fast few weeks! The wedding is over and I'm in Ochos Rios, Jamaica at a Sandals resort with my new wife. The Wedding was absolutely magical. It was supposed to rain, but it didn't. The ceremony was beautiful and flawless. Our friends and family were wonderful. During the cocktail hour near a reflection pool surrounded by huge trees, the sound of an enormous bullfrog bellowing from the pond, flower petals caught by the wind lightly showered the guests. Everyone had a blast, getting goofy pictures taken in the photo-booth, eating, drinking and dancing their brains out. Mindy was unbelievably gorgeous! It was magic. It really was:)
Now it's Honeymoon time! Since we arrived in Jamaica all of our stresses, cares, concerns, worries, what have you - all of that is slowly seeping away into the sand, salty waters, waterfalls and pools. We have been eating a lot, drinking a lot, and relaxing a ton. It's nice. And it's only been a day and a half! I could definitely get used to this:)
Our room is completely stocked! It has a bar included, complete with mixers, wine, champagne, and four bottles of liquor where all you do is lift your glass up to the bottle and you get a perfect shot. It has scotch, vodka, gin, and Appleton Special Jamaica Rum.
Appleton is all over this resort, and is given out as contest prizes and bonus gifts when making "adventure tours." We're going to do a Blue Mountain Bike Tour tomorrow, and of course, we were given a complementary bottle of Appleton mon:)
The first night we were here they had a beach party with tons of food served out on the sand. It was pretty sweet. I gathered a smorgasbord of the offerings. The list included curried mutton, beet/date salad, local spiced greens steamed with carrot wedges, jerk chicken and pork, king prawns in chili sauce, and steamed clams. Awesome!!
Just in case, I took a couple of gluten-zyme tablets.
When we returned to our room a plate with chocolates had been placed on our bed with a little note congratulating us on our marriage. It was a nice touch:)
This morning we ordered a room-service breakfast. I ordered the "Jamaican" which was a mixture of spicy non-battered fish, eggs, plantains, red pepper, onions and a healthy portion of black pepper. It was served with potato wedges and two bread balls. I gave those to Mindy:) The coffee was from Blue Mountain, and it was great! And the papaya was sweet and perfumey.
We spent the whole day swimming in the ocean, laying out, sitting under the shade of palm trees, reading books, listening to music, drinking from pool bars and doing absolutely nothing productive. About an hour ago we returned from a couples massage that was given to us by our friends Andy and Peggy. Thank you Andy and Peggy! It was awesome. Now we're waiting for our dinner to arrive. And later there's a chocolate bar!! What is this place? Heaven?