Friday, September 30, 2011

Our trip to Jamaica!

Blake and I just returned from Jamaica after spending a fun week there! Jamaica was so much fun! We were a little worried looking at the weather before we went.... but it ended up being great! Every day, late afternoon, it would cloud up... but that's about it. We had such a nice and relaxing time while we were there. Every day we hung out at the beach and swam in the gorgeous water. The ocean looked like a swimming pool... super blue and SO clear! It was like we were snorkeling without the gear. You could just look down and you were able to see the bottom of the ocean.... as well as fish swimming around you (too close for comfort for me... so gross!). While we were there, we went to Dunn's Falls which was way cool! It was a 900 foot waterfall that we hiked up. We started at the beach and hiked up... in the waterfall... to the top. So pretty! We also took the '9 Mile Tour'. This was a tour that took us through all of St. Anne's, Jamaica, and took us to the top where we were able to see Bob Marley's home where he grew up and where he is buried. It was a neat experience to see the culture and to see how people live in Jamaica. But when we first go to the Bob Marley Mausoleum, they closed the gates and were selling weed like it was candy (in joints, special cake and special tea). Blake and I were the only was not partaking in this....everyone else was getting high. It was insane!
While we were in Jamaica, we celebrated our first anniversary!! It's crazy that it's already been a year! It's been a great year and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate our anniversary then laying on the beach, enjoying the sunshine and getting to spend the day with the love of my life. :)

Blake at the Jerk Hut. Every day we had Jerk Chicken for lunch. SO YUMMY! But ohhh so spicy!
Bob Marley Tour
I love the two Rastas behind me!
These guys were playing Bob Marley songs. It was pretty bad.... but super entertaining. :)
Bob Marley's house.
This was the secret window that was selling the weed.

Blake playing the steel drums.

Blake really enjoyed is iPad while we were there. Gotta love books on the iPad.
These fish were freaking me out. They kept swimming towards us.... I made Blake take the pic cuz I didn't like being that close to them. Sick.
They called this dude King Solomon. He would come by every day.

Dunn's Falls!! Gorgeous!