Tuesday, June 19, 2007

we be jammon' in jamaica!!

yes, you read correctly.
we just got back from jamaica.
was it planned? no.
did we book the flights at 10:45 a.m. and then leave to the airport that night around 7:00 p.m. ? yes.
ha! Talk about spontaneous. Now no one can say that I am not adventurous. Thank you.

Aaron was helping our friends, Chris and Kemy, look for a flight before they start "real life" to Costa Rica. In the process, they stumbled upon this super crazy deal for flights leaving from Dallas to Jamaica for $90...so, he and Jared decided that it would be cool to go for the weekend (jared's girlfriend was out of town, so he was free :) ) and us...well, we could swing it. And then their other friend down the hall at school came in and said he wanted to come too, but that his wife couldn't come because she doesn't have her passport (sad! Jill get that thing ASAP!), and then we knew that Kemy was free b/c her husband was doing a humanitarian thing in Laredo, Texas...so, we booked the LAST 5 spots on the plane and headed out!

isn't this little kiddo so cute? They were doing swimming lessons out in the ocean. too cute.

It was funny because none of us had any time to do real research about Jamaica. We had all seen Cool Runnings...and knew plenty of Bob Marley songs...but this was our only "real" knowledge of this country. ha!
But it was fun. Everyone wanted to braid Kemy's big hawaiian/japanese hair and of course, Quintin's long locks, everyone offered us drugs of every sort...but we declined all of the invitations and just hung out.

Right before we went to the airport, Jared and Aaron picked us all up some flippers and snorkels...talk about wonderful! It was so great to have those and swim around and then come back on the beach and relax.

Love that.

this is us...the new jamaican bobsled team. oh wait...this was just in the airport.

check out that farmer's tan. LOVE IT! :) This was the first day we were there, in Montego Bay.

there is my little snorkeler. so cute.
we be jammon, mon.

packed up to full capacity in the taxi van.

no disrespect, mon...but we don't want to buy your bracelets or postcards.

i love this picture of the boys. Future dentists? I guess so...that motley crew.

So, enjoy some pictures of the event! Crazy! We're back a few days later, with a little more color on our faces, a little sand in the backpacks, and lots of fun pictures!
One love, mon! Respect.


marc & michelle said...

How stinkin' fun! How jealous am I...100%. I'd love some fun in the sun!! Looks like you had a blast! Maybe you will buckle down, one of these days, and get back to work, maybe?! only kidding. I am glad that you have been able to have some fun. Hope you continue to have a great summer. If you stumble across anymore good deals let us know! :)

Jill said...

I love the pictures! From what I've read and heard from Quin, it sounds like you guys had a blast. I'm definitely getting my passport now!

alpineavery said...

WOW!! You guys are really the BEST. Thanks for sharing and so glad you can have so many great experiences!!!

Rebecca said...

I think I am going to go back and count all the times you say mon. Does it make you feel really Jamacican? Apparently so. P.S. I feel like that picture of you and Aaron on the beach is most delightful.

Russ and Nat said...

I think I may have underestimated you Melissa Wood. Just a few short weeks ago you were calmly cross-stitching in my kitchen....next thing I know you have turned into a Bobsledding-Jamaican-talking-beach bum! Wow...maybe we should move to Texas! I do remember being rather spontanious when I lived there as a two year old.....

Tim, Melissa & Dylan said...

What great pictures and such a fun story! I'm impressed that you guys were so spontaneous and wild and crazy. It's so fun to see your blog updated!!

Jordan & Jandee said...

Oh my goodness oh my goodness! What fun spontenaity...... next time you guys find deals like this more than 24 hours in advance jordan and I want to come too!

Mike and Kelly said...

I'm Jealous mon.

Joe & Lyssa said...

Seriously, you guys have the life! That's really cool that you did that. I again am jealous of the "can just get up and leave" factor for you guys...not the case with me these days. Well glad to see you're still alive on this thing too..I love your blogs!


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