Mom and Dad arrived late on Christmas Eve. We ate good food, sat around the Christmas tree, and opened presents, just like you are supposed to do on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day we went to the beach and had a lovely Jamaican Christmas dinner at my landlord's place (it included 3 kinds of meat - ham, beef, and chicken).
|Mom and Dad dots in the water|
|Christmas Day chillin' (notice the lack of snow)|
As the guidebook suggested, we did some of the hot spots in Jamaica, including Dunn's River Falls and Negril.
|In the upper left corner you can see the congo line of people going up the falls. The route our guide took us on went straight up the middle!|
|Dinner at the Rockhouse in Negril|
|The requisite Negril sunset, right on schedule.|
|Dad's new found friend.|
|The Royal Palm Reserve - would have been nice several years ago, I'm sure|
|The guard shook a bucket of nails, and the birds came flying in thinking it was the sound of their dinner!|
|You can see I contributed moral support to the tire change, but not much else - I was glad to have Dad there.|
|The post-tire-change beer was good, but the nachos were a little smaller than we had expected...|
|Waiting for the birds to show up|
|"Don't mind me, I'll just sit here and have a drink"|
|Like a baby with a bottle - well, sort of...|
|Post-bird happiness with coffee.|
|Chez Julia's, with meal made by Chef Helen. L-R: me, Helen, Aziz, Audrey|
|New Year's Day - what a way to recover from New Year's Eve partying! L-R: Audrey, Aziz, me, Ann, and Helen|
|Squeezing the last bits of light out of the day - you can see that they had already taken our chairs to put them away. L-R: Audrey, Aziz, me|
Photos are mostly mine, with the exception of Dad and I on the beach, Dunn's River Falls and the tire change, taken by Mom; New Year's Eve dinner at my house and the three of us on the beach at dusk, taken by Ann; and the 5 of us on the beach which was taken by the lifeguard at Doctor's Cave Beach.
I hope you all had good holidays too - now it's back to work!