vacation hangover

7 Jun

you know the worst part about vacation? going back to work. not that i dislike work, i just prefer lounging on the beach with pina coladas. who doesn’t?

barbados was a great vacation. really, sun and sand anywhere makes for a great vacation. so while we enjoyed barbados i can’t say it was any better than bermuda, bahamas, mexico, or grand caymans. costa rica is still a big #1.

due to the large amount of photos i’ll break this into a few posts.

day 1:

i was not ready for the utter chaos of the atlanta airport. you’re thinking “kate, you fly out of that airport all the time. how could you not be prepared?” well, i’ve never seen the airport that crowded. never, never, never. i may have been slightly rude to an atlanta airport staff member. but in my defense he was a total butthead. i may have called him another name for a donkey.

we board and because i love my husband i sit in the middle seat so he can have the aisle. happy anniversary! 🙂 i sit next to a fella that doesn’t think it’s necessary to close the window shade for the 5 hour flight. i can only be so obvious that i can’t see the tv because of the large glare. but we got there. and we made it through customs with no problems.

then we get to the hotel. we wait in line for check-in and when we get to the front of the line and they tell us we need to go to the VIP check-in. this is the first time i’ve ever been to a “VIP” anything so we’re excited. then we find out our room isn’t ready. for like an hour and a half. i was cursing barbados at this point. we had a painfully expensive dinner at the hotel and went to bed at 8:30.

so things didn’t start off on the best foot but we rolled with it and enjoyed the rest of the trip. hilton delivered a cold plate and bottle of wine to our room so they were forgiven for the long check-in.

day 2:

nothing. and it was fabulous. i captured this giant bird outside on our boucany. i learned later that his name is “bob” and he’s the chunkiest pigeon around the hotel.

 and of course i had to see just how close bob would let me get. and that would be closer than i felt comfortable.

we made our way to the beach. i loved the beach chairs shaded by large blue umbrellas. and complete with a red flag for drink service. heaven.

day 2 was also our official anniversary. we ate a decent dinner at cafe luna overlooking the ocean and the hilton sent us a bottle of champagne and dessert. we saved the champagne for mimosas the next morning. 🙂

day 3:

our third day consisted walking to the capital city of bridgetown a few miles away and dinner at a local bajan joint called brown sugar. one side note: barbados is code for super expensive food. like it’s wayyyyyy cheaper to fill up on rum drinks than dinner.

to be continued . . .

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3 Responses to “vacation hangover”

  1. Mom June 8, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    Wow…great pictures…the beach looks fantastic and you two look happy and rested. I’m glad you had a great time. I love the “Happy Anniversary” written in chocolate! Post more pictures! Love you both.

  2. Holly June 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    Love the photos. It looks like a great place to visit. That pigeon didn’t look THAT fat…

  3. Rosemary June 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

    I love that you take the time to blog and post pictures so I can keep up with the two of you and your busy lives.
    What a wonderful place to celebrate your anniversary! I’m so glad you had a great time. The beach is beautiful but I was a little miffed that you left Fripp off your list of great “sandy” places! Anyway, I’m sure it was a trip to remember!

    Mama Butler

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