1. The beach: Yes, I now know the true color of Carribbean blue. We left behind a foot of snow in Chicago, and we relished the 80-degree weather, the sun, and the soothing sound of the gentle waves. I have never seen a more pristine beach with crystal-clear water.
2. The service: The staff at Maroma were endlessly accommodating. I already miss my turndown service. A special shout-out to Sergio who was stationed along the beachfront.
4. The food: How could I not mention the food? Fresh fruit, fresh seafood, the mole, oh my! Just to give you a taste of the quality, here is the bread basket (with freshly made jams) at our breakfast table every morning.
5. The serenity: I'm not sure if I can capture the words to describe how at peace we felt - the everyday worries melting away. For me, it was just the right amount of time away, without going too long with being away from Jack.
We landed back in Chicago, and I turned on XRT as we drove over to pick up Jack from our friends' house. The radio host was saying what a beautiful day it had been in Chicago - albeit in the 20s, it was sunny. I just had to smile. Sunday morning, I found myself reading the Travel section, planning our next getaway.