We had friends over last night who had just returned from a pre-winter trip south…. with Jamaican rum and mint in hand.
We had a really fun night and heard all about their southern adventures. Like them, over the past few years we have started to do a trip south each fall (we are from Canada, so winter gets pretty cold). Initially we thought going south in the fall was a waste because falls in Canada are really pleasant and a great time for outdoor activities. While this is very true, we have found that a a few days in the Caribbean (we can only get away for a few days as we cannot leave kids with grandparents for longer than that; our friends go for a week) are a great way to stretch out summer and make the winter seem a little less severe.