Thursday, March 10, 2011

Jamaica anyone?

So apparently, finding a comparable place to where we've been living, closer to Jordan's work, just isn't that easy.  Sure, we've found A LOT of places.  Then we find out that the owner will only allow one dog or they don't have washer/dryer hookups or they have a single closet for the whole place.  All of those, by the way, are deal-breakers.  We got completely spoiled in Dallas with our big apartment, huge closets and (oh my, do I miss these...) garden tubs.  But then, we had to live in Texas.  So...yeah.

We're coming to terms with the idea of staying here for a little while longer.  I think we're going to have to rethink our storage situation, put up some more shelves, and generally move some stuff around.  I just can't believe I'm going to have to gear up for another summer in the hottest house ever.  Seriously, this place is unnervingly hot.  It'll be a warm 85 degrees outside -- then you walk inside my house and BAM! it's like 98 degrees.  For serious, yo.
On a much happier note - we've had some incredible weather this week.  Ez and I have spent more time than usual outside, walking the dogs, walking to the grocery store, anything to be outside.  Ah, walking to the grocery store...this means walking by Laylah's, the Jamaican food place.  The whole block smells like Negril when they've got the doors open.  Makes me want to go back now.  So, on that note, I'll leave you with these photos from November '09...

A shot at Tensing Pen - the most beautiful resort.  Ever.  Unplugged, minimalistic, perfect.

Jordan enjoying a little street food at Leroy's.  A little scary, yes, but it was awesome.  These folks can cook.  

Me and Jordan jumping off the bridge at Tensing Pen. 30 feet gives you a long time to think about how much water is going to shoot up your nose when you hit the water ;-)  That will not stop you from doing it over and over again.  Promise.

Me and Jordan at Mayfield Falls.  The water was SO clean and clear.  And COLD.  Holy crap it was cold.  But beyond gorgeous.

A shot of the bridge from the water.

Ah, Jamaica.

Oh, and because I simply cannot not show off my handsome little man, here he is...