Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Wednesday, our last port to shop and we had not gotten anything yet to put into the boy’s treasure boxes.  So we got up early and went to breakfast as soon as the dinning room opened.  Each day at supper Ray came to my table with the next day’s menu so I could order what I wanted to eat the next day, that way there was no delay or question about what to pick.  All I had to do was give the waiter my cabin number and my food was sent right up from the special kitchen for gluten free orders.  I had eggs Benedict two morning, waffles one day, pancakes another, soft boiled eggs, and  omelet always with a side order of either bacon or ham and a bowl of fresh fruit.  Dinners were different every day, salmon, white fish, lamb, prime rib twice, I forget the other two but they were all good and started with a soup or salad.  They do have wonderful food, we both gained three pounds that we are now trying to get rid of.

After the early breakfast we watched the ship come into the bay.  They have such beautiful beaches here and such long ones. 

As soon as the reached the dock they had to tie up to these anchors.  The large hotel and beach area on the shore is a resort, the rest of the area is public beaches.  

This anchor is for a ship that could come into the port later.  The town is at the end of the pier.  When you get to the end of the pier you turn left if you want to go down the main street where all the big stores are or you turn right for the local craft fair.  That is the way we went and I got lots of things for the boys boxes so we never had to go down town. Going through the fair was long enough for me to walk. 

Like all the docks for these big ships you have a long walk just to get to the first store.  I had a great time shopping but Norman didn’t enjoy it at all.  No one had a price on anything.  If I found anything I liked you ask what they want for it, then you tell them it is more than you want to spend and they give you another price, then I’d ask how much it would be if I got three of them and they come down to the price I wanted.  I got a bracket for each, a doll for Gina, Dyhana and one to send home for Prim, I got a couple tops, shells, magnet, two turtles and a few other little things and we got back to the ship in time to get a little food and go to the movies.

This is the movie we saw and it was good.  Then we took a nap and got ready for supper and a show in the Epic Theater .  The next day was a day at sea so we would sleep in and take it slow a day.  We went to the magic work shop and played some slots.  Friday, our last day was to be spent at Great Stirrup Cay, the private island belonging to NCL.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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3 Responses to Ocho Rios, Jamaica

  1. Rosemary Rafuse says:

    I think you and I could do well together in the world of shopping for children!!

    • I know we could and wouldn’t it be fun!! All I have to do is win the lotto and I’d come up and pick you up and we could go together. Every once in a while I get to dreaming of being rich and being able to do everything I could imagine but then I remember how old I am and know even with all the money in the world I would not have the energy to do as much as I would like to do so I go back to my life here and am just happy I am still here to enjoy the life I have. Today I picked 8 blueberries to put with the new ones I got yesterday at the farmer’s market and we had them on our oatmeal. The bushes are all growing well but will not have many berries this year. They need to have at least one years new growth before I’ll get many berries.

  2. Rosemary Rafuse says:

    I have the same dreams of winning money but com back to reaity very quickly. We don’t even have leaves yet but most of the snow is going with the rain today. The channel is through on the lake so the ice will soon be gone. Spring will come!!

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