Jamaica is not on my "A" list of places to see, actually it wasn't even on my "Z" list of places to see. Travelling with a group of people who aren't exactly friends, nope that isn't in my comfort zone even a smidgen. I really didn't want to go but this was a huge opportunity for the girls with regard to swimming so I had to put on my big girl panties and pull them up.
We started to arrive at the airport in dribs and drabs and we were all dressed in our travel uniform so we stood out like sore thumbs but oddly enough it was kind of nice to be travelling as a team. The kids were beyond excited and it was rubbing off on me. I have to admit I was thrilled when Lily's bestie and her mum showed up.
|They were great friends before this trip but now, inseparable|
|The team plus one dad, and Coach Andrew|
|Ready to go.|
Whilst in reception checking in our gang a group of local school kids befriended all our kids and the sweetest exchanges took place. We forget that we live a such a culturally diverse place but not everyone does. As the kids started to make friends they asked to touch the girls hair. The next minute they were all great friends and playing games together.
|No difference at all, we are one people.|
|this took place within minutes.|
(I spent 5 hours in a court of law today and am tired, drained and bruised (emotionally) I am not checking for typos or anything I am just hitting publish, sorry)
More tomorrow...the fun stuff and tonnes of pics