Sunday, March 08, 2009

Day 1 - Welcome to Grand Cayman!

We are here and it's so beautiful!

I'm traveling with one of my oldest and dearest friends, Edna. We have been friends since high school so that's how far we go back. Although we only seem to see each other about once or twice a year and we live close, I figured out that our friendship is just like watching a soap opera that you see once a year and know all of the characters and can catch right back up in no time.

Our travels began on Friday night when we drove to a hotel near the airport and had a great dinner at Longhorn. We each had a couple of drinks to celebrate the start of our trip, then headed off to bed since 4:00 am was going to come fast.

We have packed entirely too much luggage, but who cares! A quick shuttle, we give our bags to the government for inspection, get thru security quickly, grab some breakfast and on the plane in what seemed like no time at all. Quick change in Charottle and landed on the island right on time, probably early but I could care less about time at this point. We breezed thru customs (well, I did... Eddie's guy decided to look thru her laptop briefcase), then rent the cutest little car... although I was worried that our luggage wouldn't fit inside it, LOL! Eddie is our driver for the week, since I don't think I could handle the steering wheel on the wrong side while driving on the left. We checked in and our activity director Laura handed us each a Rum Punch. We decided took the drinks right out the door to the beach.... ahhhhhhh..... life is good! We sit and enjoy our tasty cocktails, the smell of the sea, the soft sand and the warm sunshine! Back thru the lobby to get another Rum Punch, chat with Laura, quick browse thru the gift shop, then we are off to unload and find our rooms. I'm not really sure I sure call them rooms... actually we each have our own apartment with a connecting foyer. I have the one with the full kitchen and living room and Eddie has the one with the big whirlpool tub and we each have a big balcony. We unpack and hit the grocery store. Let me say right to my dear Rick at home.... I cannot be held accountable for this money conversion thing because I've never been able to do math in my head! We had dinner right at the bar on the beach, walked in the sand and out onto a very nice lighted pier, then dipped our feet in the hottub before calling it a night.

Here is my room....


Here is Eddie's room...

Our balconies...

The view from our balcony...

A little more view....

The sunrise....



That's it.... I'm just going to sit and enjoy my coffee in this paradise and plan to relax on the beach all day.

7 comments:

Janelle said...

Wow, it looks absolutely gorgeous!! Enjoy! :)

Anonymous said...

Glad you are out enjoying the world. I was in Grand Cayman years ago and it is beautiful.
love you
Dee

Anonymous said...

That looks so relaxing! Enjoy - and have a rum punch for me!

Marilyn
>^..^<

Jodie said...

Awwww, looks so peaceful, relaxing and tropical! Enjoy the sunshine and your visit. Keep us updated.

Anonymous said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL, Jeanne!! Thanks for sharing....I WANNA GO THERE TOO! What's the name of the Resort? ENJOY! Trish PS Your computer skills STILL amaze me!!!

Katie said...

love the pics. I can't wait to see what else you get up to.

Jim McCann said...

Jeannie, glad you and Eddie chose or got to go to the Caymans over Acapulco Mexico due to the violent dangers.

Anyway;....beautiful pics and nice narratives. You could easily be a Vacation virtual tour guide.

I'll enjoy what you got to enjoy of sorts, which is nice after over 225" of snow here in N. Michigan this winter. - Thanks for sharing!