Now, on to Jamaica. Jamaica was absolutely beautiful! Leading up to going was a battle, and the vacation couldn't have come fast enough. I was on edge about everything, the kids were stressing me out, my doctor scared the begesies out of me, and EverButter, was slow but busy, and that gave me a whole lot of time to let stress build up. I was really a wreck days leading up to the trip. As always, I decided to pack the day before the trip, now mind you, I had to pack up 3 kids and myself. I had to make sure uniforms were ironed, lunches were thought of, underwear and everyday clothes were packed. And being the clean freak that I am, I had to clean house. I refused to come home to a dirty house, so the pressure was on. But I kept praying and luckily I didn't completely lose my mind. We had to leave the house 3 in the morning to get the kids to the grandparents so that we could make our 6am flight. We didn't get to sleep until 1. Talk about tired...lol
We had a long flight in head of us, but once we were settled in and got into the airport, it seemed like all the cares of the world was gone. I had literally let everything go and I was on vacation...ahhh
We arrived at our hotel and it was beautiful. We got our room keys and went up to our room, it was a bit small, and it didn't have a safe, and so we called and they switched our room and it was awesome!
We didn't take many photo’s and it was for a reason. We didn't want to take pictures of the beauty, but rather we wanted to experience the beauty. We left our phones in our room most of the time, and checked in with our kids and parents once we got back to our room. Living in America, well living as a black American, well living as a minority in America and going to Jamaica makes you feel a certain kind of way. I mentioned that although some of Jamaica was not as kind to the eyes, but, that it was beautiful. I meant that all of Jamaica is just about Black. The hotel was run by all black people, the bus drivers, all black people, bartenders, chefs, waiters, golf instructors, all black people. And it was just beautiful. We have never experienced being the majority. When the Jamaicans saw us and spoke with us, it was a brotherhood, sisterhood, like we knew each other. Don’t get us wrong, we love our country, but we have some major issues, and it felt great to just be around our own.
As we were there, we heard on the news about the riot in Baltimore, and that put a bad taste in our mouths. We looked at the Jamaicans, and even though we know they have their own struggles, they don't have to experience that particular one. We thought and exclaimed how nice that must be, but we didn't want to ruin our vacation and so we put it out of our minds for that time.
We didn't do a lot of excursions, well any, cause we really wanted to relax and just be. Be a couple who had no children and no responsibilities and so we did things at our leisure and enjoyed every bit of it.