Waffles taste better with coconut on top
Pineapples in Jamaica are white, not yellow
Matt and I have totally different palates in the morning. He’s been trying all the meat stews and vegetables. Along with about 4 cups of coffee. [Although note to self: those plantains in the back would be awesome over oatmeal!]
Having trees on the beach is a lifesaver when it comes to shade. We are shade people.
Some of us think sitting in the shade means skipping SFP 50. Not in the tropics!
Produce is beautiful
The bananas here are tiny!!
Everywhere you look there is a vita-mix blending up tropical fruit!!
Lunch at the vegetarian [plus fish] hut was SO fresh!
Vegetable juice made in the vita-mix [cucumber, celery, carry, papaya] worked really well (tasted a bit like gazpacho). Tropical fruit for him, plus beer, from a self-serve tap, per usual
These sweet potato chips with black bean hummus and pumpkin jalapeno cheese dip were the best thing I’ve had yet. Must get more!!
Matt will drink beers he claims he doesn’t like rather than not drink beer at all
Picking out tiny red onions is tedious but worth it to eat sweet potatoes, which are yellow instead of orange here [perhaps this is the whole sweet potato vs. yam debate!?]
Fish tacos are delicious!
Every meal should end with a dripping ice cream cone
Our one big complaint with the resort is all the open smoking. At the pool, in some of the restaurants, and our room neighbors who smoke when they wake up so we can’t open our balcony door to breathe in the sea breezes : (
So we escaped to fresher air on a big boat!
I now know why Mary Poppins likes Rum Punch
Jamaica is beautiful
Hammocks should be in everything
Sailboats sail faster when sails are big [alluding to unsuccessful sunfish trips]
A lot of the shoreline here is deserted. I’m wondering if a major hurricane was to blame?
Nothin but sky and water
I was SO BRAVE and swam in this water and INTO that pirate’s cave! But I was scared the whole time.
Sunsets are sweeter when water is on the horizon
Cocktail hour will always be my favorite time of day
There are no clocks anywhere though, so it’s hard to know what time of day it is! Perhaps that’s a good thing?
We went to the ‘fancy’ restaurant last night that requires reservations. Boy was it good! We’ve been impressed with the food here, but not all of the dining atmospheres and experiences. But this one was just like a regular fancy restaurant.
Matt found an upgraded beer – Guinness
I found hot buttered rolls!
Forget the sweet potato chips, THIS was the best thing I’ve eaten so far. Curried Crab Cake with Pumpkin Chutney and an herb sauce
Smoothie in a bowl!!! Carrot Gazpacho with almonds and cinnamon foam! I want all the dishware here for my house.
Salads could be larger here, but then again, I’m eating plenty of food so it’s probably a good thing I don’t fill up on greens. I’m just used to eating a lot at once so it’s hard not to feel disappointed.
Snapper has become one of my new favorite fish. The Jamaican chefs sure know how to cook it well.
Matt’s Lion Fish…El Leon Fish! ….was also great. We need to cook more fresh fish at home.
Desserts are ALWAYS more fun in multiples and small bites. And the toasted almond ice cream on the back left was perhaps the best ice cream I’ve ever had!
Lady Gaga’s music is really beautiful played out of steel drums
And everything is more romantic by a bonfire!