Sunday, January 23, 2011

Home Sweet Home!


Hey everyone! That's right, I'm home, I'm tanned, and oh so relaxed! At least I better be after 7 glorious days on the beach!!

Ryan and I always try to go somewhere every winter. In our minds it is so nice to get away every year. See the world while we can.

This year, we knew we wanted to go down south and with a group of friends. Things ended up working out perfectly, as a wedding of friends Kerry and Jeff was going to be taking place in Cuba.

We booked the trip back in October and that is when the countdown began.

Finally, on January 14th, the day had arrived! We were leaving for Cuba. At 2 in the morning! We had to be at the airport for a 6 AM flight which meant leaving home at 2! Bleh! Luckily, the whole group had hired a bus to drive us all down there (and pick us up too).

See, very sleepy eyes!

Everyone was so excited at the airport, even though we all hadn't really slept the night before, it didn't dampen our spirits!

When it was finally time to board I could hardly sit still on the plane! Except to turn around to ask Brenda, Wayne and Cowan for a motion sick bag. Did I mention I get motion sickness when on planes? Totally weird because no other vehicle makes me sick.

After an uneventful flight, and "bus" stop in Sault St.Marie we were FINALLY in Cuba!! Instantly, the heat hit like a ton of bricks and it was glorious!

After customs, we all were loaded on a bus for the hour long drive to the hotel.

First, however, was a stop for our first beverage of the trip. "The best Pina Colodo on the island". While sipping our first drinks we definatley got to enjoy some of the best views of the island!!

Once at the hotel (breezes Jibacoa) we all headed straight to our rooms to change into shorts and flip flops!! Once in hot weather attire it was a race down to the beach to dip our toes in the ocean!!

The beach was beautiful! It was windy the first day we got there but the sun was shining and there was no snow!!

There was a beach grill on the beach that served food and drinks! After a long morning of travelling we all settled in, ordered food, sipped some drinks and enjoyed the ocean view.

It was a quiet first night. Supper at the buffet, a couple of drinks in the lobby and then off to bed to get a good night sleep before our first official full day in Cuba!! It was time to start working on my tan!

Side note: So glad to be back and can't wait to catch up with all of my blogging friends!!



  1. Cuba is such an amazing vacation spot - I went in May 2009 and would love to go back!

  2. Wow, I think I might be a little envious! :) So glad you had fun and a safe trip!

  3. Thanks ladies!! It was awesome!! Gotta go write part 2...:-)

  4. Ooooh! Looks like you all had a fabulous time :-D Can't wait to read more!