Friday, May 2, 2008

Jamaica day Two

Today has been a very calm and relaxing day. Just the type of day you would imagine having as a tourist in Jamaica. We slept in a bit later due to pure exhaustion from the last two days. After forcing ourselves to get up and out of bed we headed out for breakfast. There are three places here open for breakfast The Pastry Shop, a sit-down restaurant, and a buffet. We decided to try out the buffet this morning. This buffet seemed to have anything and everything a person could possibly want for breakfast. They had meats and cheeses, bagels, fresh tropical fruit, and cereals in kind of a continental breakfast section. They had a waffle area with like 15 different topping options (I did strawberries and powdered sugar) There were several different types of pancakes (Peter tried pancakes with chopped up bacon in it). They had your typical breakfast meats and potatoes. They also had several different types of eggs. Hard boiled, poached, scrambled, and they had an omelet station where they were making seafood omelets. We definitely did not go hungry.

After breakfast we did a little bit of exploring. We are trying to figure out what location we would like to book our romantic beach dinner at – no such luck yet, but hopefully we will be able to pick soon. We have several options such as, in our room (not interested in that one though) or in a gazebo or even on a dock. Otherwise, there are several different beach locations for us to choose from.

We also checked out the spa. The treatments are very expensive and so we are still debating whether or not to splurge now or maybe relax with one when we get home and only pay 1/3 of the price.

After our little exploration, we went back to our room and changed and got ready for some beach time. We found ourselves some chairs in the sun and relaxed for awhile. The water is amazingly calm – much more like a lake then an ocean. The water is so blue and it is amazing how far people can wade out and only be waist deep in the water. The sand is so white and so much softer then anything in Oregon. We relaxed in our chairs and slept for awhile. It was mostly overcast while we were out there and that kept the temperature comfortable. The sun eventually came out and it got just plain HOT. We decided to come back up to the room and take a nap. I woke up a little bit later and Peter told me to go back to sleep because it was pouring out. As is usual in a tropical destination, it rains in the early afternoon for an hour or two.

I finally got out of bed and the weather was very comfortable once again. It has been overcast most of the day, but that really doesn’t affect the temperature too much. Whether it is midnight or two in the afternoon, if it is pouring or the sun is shining the temperature is pretty much 85 degrees.

We went and had some lunch at a restaurant called Arizona’s. It is a tex-mex restaurant. We had chips and salsa, and pulled pork sandwiches. It was very good. The birds were highly entertaining at this place. It was an open air restaurant and the birds would fly up on unattended plates and grab meats and bones off of people’s plates and fly off with them. It definitely reminded me of white vultures. We had to satisfy our sweet tooth so we headed over to the cafĂ© and had some yummy desserts.

We were so stuffed after lunch we went back to our room and vegetated for awhile. We considered playing tennis, but relaxing won out for today. We were going to a formal dinner tonight so we had to shower and get dressed up anyway. We were going to go to a steak restaurant for dinner but the wait was 1 1/2 so we decided to try a different restaurant. I had Chicken Cordon Blue and Peter had a steak - we both really enjoyed our dinners. After dinner we went and played table tennis for awhile before watching Jamaica's Elvis.

Some Pictures to make everyone jealous ;)

The View from our beach chairs
Overlooking the resort:
Peter had a blueberry cheesecake for his lunch dessert.

This was my lunch Dessert - Not sure what it is

The front office:

Waiting for Elvis:

We went and watched Jamaican Elvis perform tonight. He does sound a lot like Elvis and he was somewhat entertaining.

There may be a slight miscommunication or our travel agent is being sneaky but when we came back from Elvis our room had been transformed. Our bed was turned down and a note telling us congratulations on our honeymoon. They gave us certificates for breakfast in bed sometime this week. This place is crazy. They clean the room three different times a day. We left at 7:30 tonight and came back to clean towels and our bed looking like this:

This is my dessert plate I brought back from Cafe De Paris. It has blueberry Cheesecake, Apple Strudel and Chocolate Chocolate Cake. Yummy!!! It doesn't get any better then this :)

I hope everyone has as great of a weekend as we are bound to continue having!!!