four nights in jamaica with an iphone, a point and shoot, and cool cats

a few days ago, i headed off to the island of jamaica to celebrate a wedding several years in the making.  and, to put it succinctly: best vacation, wedding, and travel peeps of my life!

having never been to the island, i wasn’t sure what to expect and it did not disappoint.  i am sad i opted out of bringing “the gear”, instead i went with the clear advantages of my iphone and a small point and shoot.

here’s what i saw….

day 1: travel and dinner day…

my first glimpse of jamaica, thru the clouds, did not disappoint.
my first glimpse of jamaica, thru the clouds, did not disappoint.
what's a solid vacation without a little advice from the locals followed by a 3-hour shuttle ride with a guy affectionately known as "commando" and a couple of rounds of "vodka punch".
what’s a solid vacation without a little advice from the locals followed by a 3-hour shuttle ride with a guy affectionately known as “commando” and a couple of rounds of “vodka punch”.
a sunset dinner with this kind of view was amazing.  laughter, hot flashes, and good times were over-flowing.
a sunset dinner with this kind of view was amazing. laughter, hot flashes, and good times were over-flowing.
the sunsets were simply fantastic
the sunsets were simply fantastic

Favorite quote of the day:  “I’ve slept everywhere today.  Literally.  I slept on the shuttle bus to the airport.  I slept on the airplane.  I slept on the shuttle bus to the hotel.  I slept on the beach….(yawn!)  I’m so tired.” Steph, getting into bed.

day 2: wedding day


the improvisational concert led to squaring up for crowd surfing
the improvisational concert led to squaring up for crowd surfing

Favorite moment of the day: The birth of the Glamah Twins. Requires an oversized fashion accessory such as a hat, sunglasses, or purse.

day 3: beach and boat day

Favorite moment of the day:  Lunch time beach volleyball including the Giarusso men, aka  Top Gun.  (Eat your heart out Mav & Goose!)

day 4: beach and “mandatory manager’s cocktail party”to clarify: at no time while on vacation does waking up to this view get tiring.  to clarify: at no time while on vacation does waking up to this view get tiring.

steph's personal sunset (and swim time)
steph’s personal sunset (and swim time)

favorite moments of the day:
This conversation in the water –
Do you have your room key around your neck?” asked Steph.
Yes.”  I said.
God, you’re so touristy right now.” said Steph & J in unison.

This question at the cocktail party, while listening to music on the radio, at the bar –
Who is this?  Celine Dion and Pacman?” asked J.
And laser cats.” I said.

day 5: travel day

so long Jamaica...until we meet again
so long Jamaica…until we meet again
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