So original, no?
We are about to have another blast of arctic hellish air here, so I thought I'd delve into my "head movies" so as to keep myself from getting depressed.
I give you..Jamaica vacation! 2011! You may recall my Jamaica pics a few posts back. We stayed at a beautiful resort in 2010. In 2011 we had less $$ to spare and found a great deal on 7 Mile Beach. Was it fun? Yes. Was it scary? Yes. We definitely got a taste of the local culture and while it was a fun vacation, it wasn't terribly relaxing.
The beach itself is beautiful, but a sort of show that I didn't much enjoy. People walking aimlessly up and down the beach to be seen (tourists). Locals selling food and drinks. Loved that part. There was literally no hunting for food. If you had cash and sat on a beach chair, eventually someone would come up and sell you something. The food was delicious. The best food on the beach was from a guy with a bike and a cardboard box on the back of his bike. He ran out of food fast and that part of the vacation was great. What I also loved: Locals would take the large alcohol bottles from various bars on the beach (cleaned out, I presume. I never got sick, so it was all good.) and make HUGE/YUGE bottles of orange juice to sell you. $5! It tasted like Tang but it was hot and I didn't care. Plus, I felt good about and was happy to give money to the locals and the local economy. Too many times we've traveled thinking our money stays local when in reality it's all offshore. So that part was very cool.
Well..thanks for taking a stroll down vacation memory lane with me.
Here's hoping your Wednesday is beautiful!