We went with our friends who were there celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. Sean and Donna have been close friends of ours since we met them in 2000 back in 29 Palms, Ca.
While the resort was beautiful, the country reminded me very much of Mexico. There were all kinds of poor beggars in the streets. Because of this we stayed on the resort the majority of the time and ventured out to Ocho Rios one morning to shop. We saw many half built homes, they were everywhere we drove. One tour guide said the reason is the interest rate for a mortgage loan is 31%. Outrageous! She said on average it takes ten years to build a house because you spend what cash you have to build what you can, then work and save to start again. The plus is in the end, it's paid for. If you think about it, that's better than the 20-30 year mortgages we take out and pay for!
Here are a few pics from the week.
|Donna and I|
|22 wks. pregnant|