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And a lot of this:
These beach pictures were taken Friday. We've had some gorgeous sunny days, with just a little rain here and there. It's funny - we think the water is so clear and calm, but the islanders keep saying how choppy and cloudy it is from the storms. I can't imagine what this place will be like in peak season.
Those who have vacationed with me know I typically prefer the pool to the beach. I don't like feeling sticky and sandy. Waves make me nervous that I'll get swept away or knocked over. And I'm too afraid of fishes brushing up against me to get in the water (let's call it "fear of the unknown"). But as soon as I stepped on these sandy shores, I fell in LOVE with Seven Mile Beach. I wanted to get in the water right away. You can look down and see your toes, and there's no crashing washes. I was actually surprised to taste the salty water on my lips because it felt just like a pool. Heaven on Earth - I can't get enough of it.
Sunset pictures outside our hotel
We had dinner at Chicken! Chicken! (yes, the name has two exclamation points in it). Pretty much the only thing on the menu is - you guessed it, chicken.
After dinner we went to Camana Bay. We planned on seeing a movie there, but Brent couldn't stomach the idea of spending $30 for the two of us (especially not for the chick flick I wanted to see). So we walked around the shops and watched a live band for a bit. We went in one shop called the Island Company which has the most adorable bathing suits. But the tops and bottoms were around CI$60 (USD$72) each. The lady there asked if I would be interested in a job, and I was pretty tempted. Just pay me in cute island clothes!
When we got back Nate and Jenn asked if we wanted to go to TCBY. We ended up talking for hours in the hotel. It is so fun hanging out with them. I'm amazed with all we have in common. Our easy friendship is definitely a God-thing.
In other news, I had my first good hair day today. The secret: lots and lots of hair product. Also, it looks like my pesky heat rash is resurfacing...this time on my forehead. Brent says he thinks it's just bug bites, but I don't buy it. Guess I'll have to get a dermatologist here.
I have more pictures and updates from Saturday and Sunday, but I'll save them for another post. The weekend ended with Brent and I watching Pretty Woman curled up in bed, then taking a night walk on the beach. Sigh. Good things are definitely happening here.