An Ol' Broad's Ramblings

Jamaica – Day 8

29 January 2010, 9:16 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Travel.

Which, of course was yesterday.  But to be honest with ya, I didn’t even get close to the computer last night.  I was pooped, and in massive pain, so I didn’t care if the walls fell down around me.  :P  Not to mention the Mr has an addiction to this contraption.  Heh.

I have learned what tour bus drivers do for fun.  They scare the crap out of their passengers!  Normally, when you go on a tour, they use those semi big buses to transport folks from point A to point B.  Yesterday, they had 3 vans to do the job.  Thought it was rather odd until we got on the road to where they’d drop us off to go tubing.  Holy crap!  Two way traffic on a one lane road with a cliff drop off on the right side!  I could see my life flashing before my eyes!  Luckily, we did manage to live without going down the cliff in a fiery crash!  But it was touch and go!

One thing the driver said, that I thought was rather amusing:  All tour bus drivers have a P.H.D.  Pot Hole Dodger!  And believe me, when he says potholes, he means big ditches in the middle of the road.

Yes, I took pictures, but they are on the waterproof camera, which naturally has to be developed.  Considering the cost of things around here, it’s probably a LOT cheaper to wait till we get home to get them developed at Walgreen’s.  Well, that’s what the Mr says.  We shall see.  :roll:

Wendy was right!  I absolutely LOVED tubing!  Wanna do it again!!  The lazy going down river was nice, but I wished there had been a few more rapids.  Yes, I got flipped.  So, did half of our group on the last real rapid area.  It was great!

One odd thing you wouldn’t think would be an issue.  While the water was a smidge chilly, the air was actually chillier.  One of the girls in our group mentioned she wished she had a sweater.  I was in agreement!

Well, I do have one picture from yesterday afternoon.  That stupid chicken was back.  Turns out they are indigenous to Jamaica, called a peeled neck. Gee, I can’t imagine why. Heh.

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  1. Paula Tyler. 29 January 2010, 2:29 pm

    A word of warning, if you haven’t already, extend your stay.  TN is unhabitable due to the large amount of snow falling and the global warming caused by ALGORES big mouth.  Weather update it has been snowing for only 2 hours and we have ~3 inches.

  2. olbroad. 29 January 2010, 3:39 pm

    Read in the Appeal they had to shut down the Memphis airport.  Shucks.  Ya think we might get that lucky on Wednesday?  Wouldn’t mind checking out Montego Bay a bit.  heh heh heh