With the country, lol! Had lots of men trying, but how can any one man compete with what is the most beautiful place I have ever been to in my life, with the most beautiful warm and friendly culture?
Yes, I LOVED my trip! It was a long an exhausting drive back from St. Louis, and got into a car accident of sorts on the way back..had to slam on the brakes to avoid a crazy driver, and my daughter had her feet up on the dashboard and smashed the windshield, but she was unhurt, THANK GOD! She had been buckled, and wearing shoes, so the right front window was cracked some but she was not cut any and we were still good to drive home with it, and it will still not rain in it since the cracks look bad but are closed, and I will be gettin it fixed as soon as I can.
Got my bathing suits and towels that were still damp in the dryer now..and was going through tons of email..but decided to take a break, and say thank you for all the help and information I got here before I helped..it helped more than I can say!
Tomorrow or the next day will do a day by day 'trip account', and in a day or two will do a review of Seastar (and Thrills..was a minor mixup, and Seastar put us up there the first night), but will say now that I cannot wait until the time that I can come back, and that both places were very nice...and yes, now after coming down and checking out the beach..and walking all around the west end..have to admit now I know what ya'll are talking about when you say that the vibe is a bit more laid back than on the beach..it is more COUNTRY..(this from an Okie hick, so trust me I know what I am talking about, lol!) Still..next time want to split up half and half..with the latter half on the west end for sure. I am already dreaming of when I can come back ...probably for my birthday in February. I caught the bug..I have Jamaicaitis!!!
Highlights of my trip were the tour with Talk of the Town Tours going to see dolphins swimming in the sea..and to Pelican Bar..and then up the black river..where we swam and jumped from a rope after climbing up a tree (past where the crocodiles were tho, lol!)...and jumping into the water at Ricks (no, I didn't jump off the high ledge, although my daughters did!)...heck..going in the water anywhere..it was soooooo CLEAR!..and going snorkeling..it was like a whole other world..never been snorkeling before..and the reef were teeming with fish..including these gorgeous electric blue ones that are my favorite color..(poor Tori got stung by a jelly fish on her side, but rallied well, and although she didn't want to take the known 'cure' for jellyfish stings, lol, did agree to have some overproof rum rubbed on it when she got back and did say that that helped some..
I loved the food..the BEST lobster I ate was at LTU..and I had it three times I was there..the rest of the time was eating other things..I found the chicken dishes okay..but the fish dishes were so awesome for me that I found myself ordering that more and more when I was surprised because I thought I would be eating lobster everyday..but the fish was sooo goood!
My girls didn't care much for ackee and saltfish, but I loved it. I had the best soup in the world at LTU too..that pumpkin soup was AWESOME!
Of course Seastar had some great food too..their conch fritters were amazing, the cocobread pizza was great, and Stacy and Clarol make the BEST dirty bananas I tasted on the Island..not too strong..they let the banana flavor go through..and just a hint of the liquor can be tasted..just the way I love it.
These are just some of the things that come to mind off the top of my head right now..but like I said..will go into more detail and do a 'day by day' trip report tomorrow or the next day..I will say that I never wanted to leave, made some neat friends, and can't wait to come back...yes most definitely I will SOON COME!