J seems to think we need to take a vacation every year (he doesn’t do the budget, silly boy). Last year, we took a mortgage instead of a vacation, so this year he was seriously itching to get away. Between the long, nasty winter and the stress of a new-ish job and a new house, I was totally on board.
We wanted to go somewhere we had never been before, and honestly, Jamaica was not top of my list. But, we wanted to keep it cheap, Mexico had too many drug wars and pig flus, and J really wanted to go to Jamaica. We found a really good deal on an All Inclusive (Couples Swept Away), got the time off from work, and off we went.
Overall, we had a really great time. I think J & I are at our best on vacation. We always get along, and have a ton of fun. The beach was awesome, the weather was perfect, the food was great, and the drinks were free! On the downside, the Jamaicans could get pushy, the bathroom in our room was gross, and I came home with a million bug bites, most of which I think came from our room. However, the good outweighed the bad, and we had a nice, relaxing week away from reality.