Thursday, August 18, 2016


Ahhhhhhhh! We just returned from an AH-mazing vacation- just me and Eddie, no kids allowed.  My sweet father in law kept them for the week (!!!) and did a great job! My mom helped out too, which was a great break for Poppy!

Okay, enough about that...on to THIS.....:

ahhhhhh.... that is me. Reading a book. In the water.  The gorgeous, amazing water.  ahhhhh

Okay, let me back up!

We flew out last Wednesday morning and Eddie worked some kind of magic and got us in first class.  And let me just tell you, we fully enjoyed it.  Yes, ma'am we did.  Big time.

 Some of us might have been enjoying it more than others.  I offer no apologies. 
 Clearly happy to be on our way to paradise!

 We landed and headed to the resort, which we have been to before and it was just as amazing as we remembered it.  The suite is HUGE-- I tried to take pictures of it all, but left out so many good parts.

The shower/tub ROOM:

 That led into the bedroom--
  out of the bedroom, there was the front foyer--
 and the dining room/living room which was off of an amazing kitchen.  (and those views!)

Seriously, the resort is amazing.

We had a dinner to go to the first night so we showered and got ready and took a few quick pictures:

 ten years, holla!

The next morning, Eddie had a meeting to attend and I ate breakfast at this spot-- and this is where we had breakfast every morning of the trip.  The food was super delicious-- the best bacon I think I have ever had (!!!!) and the ambiance was hard to beat.  

We hit the beach for most of the day and when a late afternoon rain shower fell, I went up to our balcony for a little nap. 

That night we had dinner on the beach and it was a gorgeous night for it.  The sun was setting and everything was yummy.

There was a bright pink cloud in the sky-- it almost looked like a conch shell!

 The next morning we woke up and ate breakfast and then we got the rental car Eddie got for the week.  I want to go on record that I thought it was a horrible idea to rent a car in a country where they drive on the other side of the road.  But I was so so wrong.  It was so much fun!
 Getting into the car, the driver seat was on the right side-- I was terrified of the whole experience. 
 Thankfully, Eddie got the hang of it really quickly.  I swear, I spent the first entire car ride with my hands covering my eyes.  Roundabouts are beyond scary! And that's all this island has!

But we headed over to Long bay Beach which is just the most stunning beach I think I have ever seen.  The water is crystal clear and it is waist deep for at least a mile out-- you can just keep walking and walking-- it is truly breathtaking.  

Eddie went back over to kite surf for the rest of the day and I planted my rump poolside with lots and lots of fruity rum drinks (and good books too).

That night we had another dinner on the beach!
 The sunset was gorgeous!

The following day, I went with Eddie over to the other beach, this time staying while he kite surfed.  I took a few pictures of him and read a ton in my book.  

 I did my best impersonation of a beached whale-- I sprawled myself out in the water and when my back got hot, I rolled over.  It wasn't pretty, but it was kind of amazing.  I had the whole beach to myself (minus a kiter here and there).

Another fabulous sunset....
 I enjoyed the previous day so much, I went back the next day! It was just so peaceful and quiet...and so not like home!

 This was my view-- that black thing is Eddie's board.  Not a whole lot going on here at this beach. 

Eddie was getting really good at his little hobby so I took a bunch of pictures and videos of him.  It was fun to catch him in the air and doing tricks.  

 I am not posting any of the videos because I doubt y'all want to see them.  But Eddie would LOVE to show you, if you just ask him.....HAHA

The final night we had a dressy dinner-- I was soooo happy (and slightly drunk) at this point in the week.  I was relaxed and ready to see my boys.

We had a great time being just us.  I love spending time with Eddie and focusing on whatever we want to do.  The little beach we went to was perfect because we each got to do what we wanted to do, but we got to be together.  

oh, and I set the thermostat each night in the room.... it was goooood sleeping!