natalie and keg
keg and natalie
I love this girl. I met Natalie four years ago and we keep in touch on Facebook! She is so kind and takes wonderful care of me! Her Birthday is 4/15 and she was looking forward to celebrating with her friends on the day I was leaving!
She even complimented me on my dress and sparkly shoes! (I packed a dress for dinner one night!)
richard and keg
keg and richard
I met Richard four years ago too! This year when I returned he had been promoted to assistant manager! I could tell right away because they wear different colors! I felt like a proud Mom and was so happy for him!!!
His days are longer now, but he still seems just as kind and happy! He oversees one of the specialty restaurants but he made time each night to come visit while I was having dinner!!
(My sparkly palm tree top made it’s second appearance in Jamaica!!)
audley and keg
keg and audley
keg and audley
Audley! Audley is so sweet! I love him and miss him when I am not in Jamaica! He is always quick with a smile and so happy all the time! He sings while he works and you can tell he loves his job!!!
The first day I saw him I got a huge hug and couldn’t stop smiling the rest of the day!!
Every day he had my juice and ice water waiting for me! He also always had a table waiting in his section for me and always a smile!
I love the last photo above. Richard took it for me and it isn’t posed. We were getting ready to take pictures and it shows how happy I was to be in Montego Bay with such wonderful and kind people!!!
I hope I get to return next year to the Riu Palace Jamaica!
(It would be my fifth visit!!)
When I got to my room the cleaning woman was in the hall and remembered me right away from last year! She said: YOU CAME BACK AGAIN!!
Yes I did!!!
She remembered that I liked the towel art from last year and made me something cute each day!
This trip I drank mostly water in the mornings and then in the afternoon my new friend on the beach (who turned 19 while I was there!) brought me strawberry daiquiris or Bob Marley Drinks!
The Bob Marleys were so good!
bob marley drink
I am not sure how I missed the fried ice cream dessert during my past visits!!!!
But this year the girl that makes it was showing someone how she does it and I was hooked! It was delish!!!!!
fried ice cream
My last favorite I got each night right before I went to sleep. The cleaning lady would come in and clean the room again after everyone got ready for dinner and do a turn down service.
Each day there was a different Jamaican Proverb! I love them and use them as bookmarks at home to remind me of vacation!
I’m ready for the Joshua Tree Anniversary Tour with my new tee!
This one was 30 years ago.
keg joshua tree era
Today is my three year anniversary at my new salon.
I am still very happy here!!!
They are very professional and very kind!!
I remember how sad I was three years ago when I knew it was time to leave my old salon of 30+ years.
But now I am so happy that I did!
This new place is all business and drama free!
I don’t think Montego Bay gets a lot of rain.
But somehow the grounds of the Riu Palace Jamaica are still beautiful and green!
The birds of paradise were so pretty!
bird of paradise
These pretty pink flowers had the best view on the beach!
riu palace jamaica beach fowers
Those are the Sandals overwater rooms in the background!
Last year leaving Jamaica there was a Hard Rock Cafe store in the airport.
The restaurant had not opened yet.
This year the restaurant is open and the store is still at the airport!
While I was there Prince came on the screen!
HRC montego bay store
I have seen Hard Rock Cafe hats in white, black and tan. We have hats from London and Dublin.
When I saw the tropical blue hat I knew it had to come home with me!
HRC montego bay hat
Love it so much!!!