Jose’ and Nadine have left the trailer park.
Waking up in an uber hard bed in a foreign country is awesome. I recommend it highly. Especially if you have not done it in a while. The odd bumps and grinds of a foreign city are something to be had!
From the strange bird calls to the sounds of the city going to sleep at night and then waking up again, it is amazing to me just how very different we are.
I once knew a man who boasted that he had not been on a vacation for 20 years! Can you imagine? He couldn’t walk a mile without huffing and puffing, suffered with headaches and insomnia, drank like a fish, smoked like a chimney and was morbidly obese. And he complained all of the time to his co-workers. It was clear to all of us that he was maxed out on stress. So what did we do? We went over his head…to his wife…and suggested she make the man take a vacation. For 2 weeks! This story has a happy ending. He took the two weeks off and spent time with his family enjoying himself so much he scheduled another 2 weeks six months later! And he quit drinking alcohol. Quit smoking. And he and his wife lost weight together. He said after stepping away he realized he needed to take better care of himself.
For Jose’ and me, at least once a year, a Mommy-Daddy get away is very important to maintaining our balance. It makes for better relationships all around, even at work. And if we go away far enough…we get to be off the grid; we are off emergency call-down lists, off email, away from phone calls and text messages. It’s great!
The sights we get to see and the people we encounter remind us that our life is anything but ordinary.
Both beach bums at heart, we have a spectacular beach at home. So why vacation at a beach? Why not?! Can’t get enough beach time!
This trip is a return to a place where life’s pace is even slower that what we are accustomed to at home. At home we call it Island Time. Here, it’s Island Time on steroids. No one is in a hurry.
Except the Ferry. The 18-minute Ferry ride is quick-quick and always on time! Don’t miss the boat or you will be left! Not to worry as another one will be by in 30 minutes.
The water here is an amazing beautiful crystal clear tranquil blue. The sands are white. The food is excellent and fresh anywhere you go. And the service is always well above par!
Reservations made well in advance and hotel choices that are accommodating but not fancy make this a very affordable get-a-way spot!
So excuse us if we just roll back the clock for a time and relax. As we gate back on our obligations to smell the salt water, snorkel a bit, take time for a beach massage and drink an adult beverage while reading & lounging under a large umbrella. Jose’ and Nadine have left the trailer park. Just for a bit to recharge our batteries. We will be back with more tales to tell.
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