Riu Palace Jamaica Flowers

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!

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Happy Birthday Mom!

mom bd

bd cake

mom bd

mom keg 75

mom keg balloons

mom and keg

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Love you very much!!

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Hard Rock Cafe Store Montego Bay

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!!!

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Jamaica Beach Read – Ice Creams At Carringtons

ice creams at carringtons

My first vacation read was Ice Cream At Carringtons by Alexandra Brown.

I had read all of her other Carrington’s books and couldn’t wait to read this one!

I LOVE the Georgie character and can’t wait to read about her wedding!

From Amazon:

The third book in the delightful series set in Carrington’s Department Store – with extra character interviews exclusive to the ebook!

Georgie Hart and Carrington’s Department Store have got the world at their feet. Since a reality TV series put them both on the map, life has been amazing! Carrington’s profits are in the pink, Georgie has carved herself a place in the nation’s heart and even better, her romance with Tom, the store’s boss, has finally blossomed after a shaky start.

Now summertime has come to Mulberry-on-Sea and Georgie is in great demand. The town is holding a big summer festival and she and her mates from Carrington’s are planning on making sure that Mulberry puts on the show of its life!

But Georgie is about to get the offer of a lifetime – one that is just too good to turn down and something that will test her loyalties to their limits… Will Georgie be able to pull off it off once again, or has her luck finally run out?!

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Prince Gone One Year


It’s been one year already since we lost Prince.

Every time I hear a Prince song it’s hard to believe that he is no longer with us.

Gone too soon.

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U2 Joshua Tree 2017

U2’s Joshua Tree Anniversary tour starts in less than a month!!

The internet was buzzing today with news that the stage is being built at NRG Stadium in Houston!

A weather tech company posted this photo.

jt30 stage

Dear weather tech company……..do not let it rain on this tour!

Then someone on Instagram posted two videos of the stage area!  It looks huge and amazing!!

u2 jt tree stage

Getting very excited for the tour!!!

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Arriving At Riu Palace Montego Bay For A FOURTH Time!!

This is my fourth year in a row staying at Riu Palace Montego Bay!!

I love that the transfer company has someone waiting to whisk you away to the hotel !

waiting for keg

The hotel is close to the airport!

Checking in I got a chilled face towel and a glass of champagne!

checking in

Almost everyone at the front desk remembered me and later I got this AWESOME welcome note!!

welcome back

Even thought my flight was delayed I managed to get a little more than three hours in the sun the first day!!!

beach first day

I was very happy to be back in Paradise!!!

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