I mentioned a few weeks back that we need a new bed. I also mentioned that buying a bed costs about as much as a beach vacation. Although a new bed would be nice, the Gardener and I are WAY overdue for a nice vacation alone.
About 6 months after we were married, we went to the Grand Canyon for a few days on a trip out to Arizona to see my family. I was already pregnant with Mae at the time and while it was nice, it did lack the honeymoon feel that we're going for this time around. 9 and a half years after getting married, we're finally going on a honeymoon!
After searching the Internet for a deal on a beach vacation for 2, we booked a 4 night all inclusive trip to Jamaica. A gorgeous resort on a beach with 5 pools, almost guaranteed SUNSHINE and highs in the 80s every day (according to Weather Underground), unlimited rum drinks and NO snow. Unlike the 4-6 inches of snow we're getting here today along with 20mph winds. Sure makes me wish we were leaving right now. Mama needs some sunshine!
Funny thing though, this morning (after we booked and paid for everything last night) I started reading some reviews of the resort. The first page of reviews on Trip Advisor were so negative I felt a knot start growing in my stomach, but I then remembered that this is, after all, the Internet and I've read enough terrible comments on Youtube videos and blogs to know that some people just like to be negative. Not that I totally discounted the negative reviews, but after scouring many review sites and reading what I would consider a good sampling of reviews both positive and negative, I feel confident that we'll have a nice vacation. SO many of the negative commenters started out with "I'm not a picky person, and normally I don't complain, BUT.... " then left a long list of minor annoyances. Really? Not picky, but complaining about one staff member rolling their eyes at a guest when they asked to have their room changed for the third time because they weren't satisfied with the view? Sounds picky to me. I'd probably roll my eyes at them too and I hope that enough picky people read the reviews and choose not to go... at least the week we're there.