The countdown is officially on!
Truth be told, I started counting down the moment we made the reservation, which was exactly one day after we got back last summer; two hundred and seventy-two days ago. Now that we’re down to the double digits, I am really starting to get excited! In just 93 days my husband Brian and I, and our dear friend Wendy will board a plane bound for the Island of Grand Cayman, and if you can’t tell, the anticipation is killing me!
I am already planning what to pack, which this time isn’t going to be much. Last year I way over packed, even though I swore I wasn’t going to. What on earth did I think I would need with three pair of jeans, six pairs of shorts, four pair of shoes, six pairs of socks, five bathing suits, nine tees, and three button down shirts on a tropical island? I mean seriously who did I think i was, Cher?
Nope, this time a single carry-on sized duffle bag is all I am taking with me. The five S’s I’m calling it: One swimsuit (ok, maybe 2), one pair of sandals, shirts of the tee variety (2), shorts (2), and copious amounts of sunblock. That’s it, I’m not even bringing undies or socks. I did plan to be in better shape this time around, and think I still have time to do that. If not, I’m still going to love every minute of this gorgeous island!
Also different this time around is I have gotten past my fear of scuba diving, and decided to take lessons. Last year I balked at the idea, some BS about not being able to snorkel as a kid. Anyway, we opted for snorkeling, which was great but scuba diving would have been so much better. I can’t wait to swim with the fishes!
Other things we plan to do this time are take a kayak tour of some bioluminescent life. Wendy and I planned to do it last time, but backed out because I thought the weather was a little off. Turns out, the weather was perfect for it; lesson learned. Though I know she doesn’t hold it against me, I still feel guilty for cheating Wendy out of that expierence. My motto for this trip is: If it sounds fun, do it!