A Jamaican Vacation

S. J. Pajonas February 18, 2015
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We left the cold and snow of the Northeast to vacation in Jamaica. It was definitely the right decision.

I’m back home now after a glorious five-ish days in Jamaica with my family. It was a much-needed vacation. We hadn’t been anywhere since June of last year, and, even then, we were in a house with my extended family and that comes with its own stresses. This was my husband’s first time at an all-inclusive resort, and it was my kids’ first time overseas, their first stamp in their passport, so it was a lot of fun and a big experience for us all as a family.

I must say that I did not miss home while I was gone. In fact, I wanted to stay in Jamaica FOREVER. Lol. At home, we have two feet of snow on the ground and the temperature when I woke up this morning was 8ºF. People, that is cold. In Jamaica, it was partly sunny, breezy, and 77ºF, and all the Jamaicans were telling us that THAT was cold. I laughed and laughed.

I finished all my work before we left so I could just read and relax the entire time.

Ocean and sky. #jamaica #vacation

The view from the hotel over the pool.

In Jamaica. #dailyphoto #ig2015 #365days

Such lush and beautiful flowers and foliage.

Yah mon. Rum punch at 10:45am! #jamaica #vacation

We enjoyed rum punch on the beach.

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I ate star apples for the first time (the purple fruit on the right) and loved them.

And I enjoyed what the beach did for my creativity and mindset. I spent a lot of time staring out at the water and just soaking in the relaxation, the sun, wind, and ocean. I got lots of ideas for my short story series and even for the next LITDA book. Being on vacation was good for my productivity.

At the beach. #jamaica #vacation

It'sall right. #jamaica #vacation

This is the face of #vacation. #jamaica #ig2015 #dailyphoto #365days

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So now Jamaica feels like a dream. I miss it. I wish we were still there. As I drove my daughter to school in the 8ºF cold outside, I thought about our last day on vacation, yesterday, when we sat on the beach, played, and lived the dream of warmth and happiness.

I can’t wait for summer again.

I'm living in the wrong part of the world. Certain of it. #jamaica #vacation #ig2015 #dailyphoto #365days


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