What a difference 7 years make!
7 years ago we were planning our first trip to Jamaica. I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane to see what has changed since our first trip home!
2005: Couples owned only 3 resorts in Jamaica
2012: They now have four! (Bonus points if you know which one was added later! )
2005: Couples Ocho Rios (COR)
2012: Couples Tower Isle (CTI)
2005: I was lucky to have a camera on my cell phone
2012: I can now check the message board from my smartphone!
2005: 3 hrs - the ride from MBJ to COR
2012: 1.5 - 2 (so I've heard...)
2005: We were preparing our twins for kindergarten
2012: We are preparing them for middle school (yikes!)
2005: The boat to TI was nothing more than a small john boat
2012: There's now a dock and a pontoon boat!
2005: Paperback books on the beach
2012: iPads and facetime on the beach
2005: Jungle tubs built for 2 (ok, who remembers those?)
2012: Budda pool and awesome spa!
2005: Le Gourmet
2012: 8 rivers
2005: Drivers License
2012: Passport (and yes, we lived through the passport crisis of 07. Got ours 3 days before we left that year!)
2005: New Couples lounge at MBJ
2012: New MBJ lounge for the return trip
2005: 125 lbs
2012: quite a bit heavier..... :D
2005: White-knuckle repeaters plane ride from MBJ to OR (not going to miss that)
2012: Romance Rewards!
2005: In love with my husband of 3 years
2012: More in love with my husband of 10 years
2005: Started a trip countdown and checked the message board constantly for updates
2012: Nice to see some things never change... ;)
Thanks for allowing me to take the trip down memory lane. I'm sure there are many out there (Tommywommy, crabracer, and more) that can probably add their own reflections as well!