No thoughts of weeding or planting, but rather sleeping in or even getting up early, if I chose, to watch the sun rise over the Caribbean.
I could get used to being totally pampered:) The only work involved was walking to one of the many restaurants for a delicious meal, enjoying the ocean view along the way.
Time moves slowly here, especially when lazing by the pool or in a cozy lounge chair on the beach, reading and listening to the lapping waves.
There was time to leisurely enjoy the flora . . .
. . . and some very different fauna. The iguanas were frequent visitors outside our room, but there were occasional sightings of lemurs as well. One lemur even startled my granddaughter by jumping in the golf cart with her!
Not the adventurous sort, I preferred to sit on the sidelines watching others taking risks. That's my husband floating high above the ocean, while I nervously paced the shoreline wondering if all his affairs were in order. I also watched my granddaughter swim with the dolphins, but unfortunately cameras were not allowed in the pool area.
One regret I do have is that I didn't join my husband and daughters for a day trip to visit Chichen Itza, the site of Mayan ruins.
I was afraid I wouldn't be able to stand the intense heat of the afternoon, but judging by my husband's accounts and the photos he took, I missed an amazing sight.
But I certainly didn't miss out on the most important event of our stay--my daughter's wedding. The ceremony was held right on the beach as the sun began to set. The setting was beautiful, even if my vision was blurred a bit by a few tears. Tears of happiness, of course, remembering what seems like such a short time ago when she was a pig-tailed little tomboy. Most of all, we are thrilled that she found such a wonderful man to spend the rest of her life with.
There were lots of laughs during the stay, too, including enjoying Grandson who found playing in the sand the best part of being a ringbearer.
I have many new blooms in my garden to share with you one of these days,
but these are my best "blooms" of all!