Hey guys. How's my tan?
What a trip! We had a spectacular time, living the high-life in a villa 30 yards from the beach, with stellar sunsets every night and (most importantly) ample access to babysitting and beer. Half the fun was having a living space twice the size of our apartment ("Look! Stairs!") and the view from the deck was pretty nice, too. For an island that didn't even get a mention in Kokomo it sure seems like to good life to me.
It started off a little rocky. We were dismayed when Day One was a 12 hour negotiation with Cheeky, who was apparently afraid of both sand AND water--a somewhat limiting prospect with six days left on a tropical island. By the end of the trip, though, she was "swimming" (visualize a life-jacket with two eyes and a mop of hair peaking above the rim and you'll get the idea) and had amassed a sizable coconut collection. She was pretty much a rock star for an entire week, with the exception of one day involving a urinary tract, a trip to visit "Dr. Babu," and a crowd of shoppers staring at the child grabbing her crotch and screaming like she was being eviscerated.
What's a vacation without a little drama, right?
Overall, though, the whole experience exceeded expectations. I went diving, played some tennis, pigged out like Dom Deluise at an all-you-can-eat buffet, and learned some quaint British phrases from other guests. My personal favorites were "lilo" (an inflatable floating mattress) and "being a toad," which I'll be using to describe Cheeky the next time she denies my authority and declares that "hitting is nice!"
Unfortunately, we came back.
I feel like I've just started rehab, and my body still hasn't accepted the fact that warm breezes and daiquiris aren't our god-given right. Everyday I walk outside I feel like Lawrence Tynes stepping onto Lambeau Field, and it's not even the fourth quarter yet. (That goes out to all the Giants fans out there)
I'm sure I'll get zero sympathy, but post-vacation withdrawal is a bitch.
So if anyone knows of any web agencies looking for strategy consultants based in the Caribbean or other tropical climes let me know. Relocation will not be a problem for us.
Cheeky would be very excited.