Monday, April 24, 2006

Some of the Staff

Daily designs from our maid

Osmaira our maid who left all the cute designs on our bed :)

Maintenance man replacing door on our safe since Kristen lost our key in the ocean. Had to pay 30 convertible pesos (exch. roughly to $35-$40 Cdn) for a new key (and a new door to the safe)

Almost every meal there was musical entertainment

This is Manuel "the" bartender from the Lobby Bar. He was AWESOME! He was the one who helped us find the cheapest price for cigars while in Cuba.

By day the "Star Friends" would be on the beach and around the pool trying to get you to participate in various games. At night they would be the entertainment. Most of the shows were great. This night they did the musical Chicago. Jen and I loved it, the guys not so much and left early.

Christa & Kristen in Cuba

On the SkyService Flight to Varadero, Cuba

Having a Glass of wine at the Mediterrean a la Carte

Kristen enjoying the sun on the Catamaran

Headed back to the room after dinner at The Steakhouse a la carte.

Another dinner at the Steakhouse

Pretending to drive the Catamaran

Lobster dinner at the Buffet

Kristen enjoying the sunset and view from our balcony

Getting ready to leave the airport

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

3 More Sleeps....

And off to Cuba we go. I checked the weather network and Friday calls for showers but Saturday calls for sun all day and temperatures of 30 degrees celcius. I'm sooooo excited. I officially started packing last night. Evenly distributing mine and Kristens clothes just in case a suitcase goes missing. Got my passport yesterday, picture doesn't look great but at least I don't look like Americas Most Wanted like Jen does...ha ha ha. Sorry Jen but it's just so funny.

Tonight I will try to finish all my laundry, tomorrow I have volleyball playing for the consolation prize since we weren't quite good enough to finish in the top 3...oops :) And Thursday after work heading to Brampton for one final tan, waxing and to run the last minute errands. Friday I will try to get my house cleaning done and then off we go to Brampton to pick up Jen and Chris and to the airport we go. It doesn't seem real in some ways but I'm really looking forward to this trip.

If I don't get to post before I leave just remember that when I get back I'll have all kinds of "down south" pics to post to make all of you jealous :) Keep your fingers crossed for lots of sunshine and not too much rain.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Seems like forever since I've done a post...

but life has been hectic. I've also been wanting to post pics and that hasn't been working so I'm just doing a post without any exciting pics...sorry :(

The evenings that Kristen and I haven't been painting (the landing is almost finished) I've been doing laundry, cleaning, running errands, etc. Since the trip is booked for Cuba I've been shopping for bikini's, going tanning, getting hair cuts and hi-lights (one of the pics I'd like to post), shopping for gifts as tips for the maid, and the list goes on. I've been really enjoying myself though, its very educational, knowing what is a nice gesture in Cuba (that might not be appreciated here), getting needles and buying supplies because the culture, lifestyle and quality of life is so different from our own. I haven't even went yet and I feel like I've learned so much. Mainly I'm going to party and have fun but I obviously want to learn while I'm there, see what life is like for Cubans and just experience a different lifestyle, even if only for a week.

Don't really know what to talk about, so I'll update you on my weekend. Saturday am went to a couple of yard sales with Myrna, Jamie & Kristen, bought 3 books for $2 Kristen got 2 true outdoor story type ones, and I got "Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl" which I'm saving for the trip to Cuba to read (just in case I want something to do while sun bathing on the beach, or the plane ride is super boring) Then Saturday evening we went to Vicky & Coreys house for a birthday party (Happy bday Corey) there were sooo many people there, and quite a few I didn't know even though they were all newfies. I took pics of that as well, they're not downloaded yet. Sunday Kristen and I went grocery shopping, went to Brampton so he could play ball hockey and I could run errands. Then off to the arena for his last game with his Sunday league to find out the game was delayed 2hrs. We went to Home Depot to kill some time (bought stain for our new muskoka chairs) got a bite to eat and back to the arena. Got home just in time to watch Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy (yes Jen has me hooked) and oh by the way I'm am just THRILLED that Chris O'Donnell is the Vet....I hope he's on the show for a while as Merediths new love interest. It was just last Wed on our way to volleyball that the girls and I were talking about how we haven't heard much from him lately and how he has a whole bunch of kids. No wonder he hasn't been working, he's too busy making babies!

Anyway enough babbling for today...I really am going to post pics soon :)