Saturday, November 05, 2011

Oh Caribbean, How I Love Thee...

I have a confession to make...

I went back to the states with my mom when she left last week for a very quick and very incognito visit.  My doctor there wanted to perform a 20 week (half way there, can you believe it?) ultrasound (everything perfect!) and so I hopped a plane and braved the Chicago cold.

To be fair, it's not even that cold yet.  It was about 50 degrees on average which is nothing when it comes to the brutal Chicago winter (shudder).  BUT... when you have been living in a climate where 80 degrees is considered "cool", well, 50 is downright freezing.  I was dressed like Nanook from the North the entire time.

My body rejected it in a MAJOR way.  My nose stuffed up, my skin started flaking, itching and drying out... I had permanent goosebumps and a constant, dull headache the entire time (sinus pressure)?  Turns out, my body really prefers the sun drenched skies and the humid, moisture-rich air of the Caribbean.  And I am okay with that.  Despite these minor maladies, I had a blast.  Home is always home, isn't it?  Well, it is for me at least.  Family, love and laughter.  Lots of it.

On the flight back I grabbed a Caribbean Travel + Life Magazine and was tickled pink when just about every three pages featured some place we've voyaged to or some bar we've bellied up at during this trip.  It's so easy to forget sometimes that we really have come a long way.

And boy is it good to be back!

Brittany & Scott

PS.  Scott is back from Trinidad as well and is now STCW certified!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Brit - I soooo feel your pain. Over the past few weeks I had to buy a tub of Vaseline to slather my hands with and then cover them with gloves in order to keep them moist enough not to split into a million pieces!! Yikes! It is amazing how quickly our bodies adapt! Congrats on the baby progress!! Pretty soon your body will be doing an amazing thing producing your greatest creation!!
<3 Jess

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