Sunset1_1Well, after a beautiful and fun wedding and reception, followed by ten beautiful days in southern Jamaica (well, nine…Hurricane Emily cost us one day), Mr. and Mrs. LENNDEVOURS have returned to the friendly confines of our beach bungalow on Long Island.

It’s good to be back…but we already miss the sunsets from our balcony (here’s one picture, but more will be posted as I dig out at work).

I’m going to write a full review of Sandals Whitehouse in the next few days, but here’s some quick comments:

  • The resort and surrounding area is beautiful
  • The wine was horrid…from the "house" stuff to the "managers reserve list"
  • We drank a lot of rum instead…and Red Stripe
  • The local-style food was the best of the bunch, including beef patties and jerk pork

05chardsavThe one wine that we found palatable, as a summer slurper, was a Chilean blend of chardonnay and sauvignon blanc (and my first taste of a 2005 vintage). Made by Carta Vieja, it was medium-bodied and a little flabby (I think more sauvignon blanc in the blend would have helped) but easy to drink when ice cold with pleasant fruitiness. I didn’t take official notes…so there you have it.

It’s good to be back. Thanks to all of you for your good wishes and congratulations. One of the best and most amazing things about blogging is the friendships you can develop without ever meeting people.

I’ve got a lot to write about in the coming days…so stay tuned.