I’ve seen my share of beautiful places and scenic gardens around the world. As my memory fades, I try to remember something in particular about the place to lock it into my memory so I can hold onto it as long as possible. On a recent adventure through a gorgeous plantation in Jamaica, I realized my children would be holding onto their memories of this garden for a long time to come… especially the cow itch my 4-year-old got on her backside. She was such a brave little trooper- it stings! I’ll be sure to show that picture at her wedding.
We are so lucky to have a close friend that lives in a charming old cottage deep in the woods of Prospect Plantation, just outside Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We spent a weekend with her and explored the historic area until our legs cramped up. The respite from television, phone and internet was a deep breath of fresh air. We made friends with snails, cicadas, mongoose, hummingbirds, camels… and probably a few duppies.
I’m ending this post with another favorite song because it’s just so appropriate… Sweet Jamaica, by Tony Rebel.
Come grow with us!