Arrival and checking-in was smooth and easy, especially after a long and sooo hot morning of volunteering at the Edna Manley School of Dance for DACI , an international dance conference being hosted by de ‘Rock!
The front desk young lady remembered me calling in to check on the reservation and offered me a beautiful smile and had me set up with Leroy to take me to my room, a bottle of water and nice cool glass of champagne. The buzz was on right there and then! I was taken to the second floor and the room faces t.he carpark of the hotel and of course the John R. Wong supermarket, remember that and the gas station at the corner of St. Lucia Avenue.
A nice room with all the amenities that one would need – a plasma mounted tv and a huge king size bed to roll over quite a few times 🙂 along with a small refrigerator that also came with 2 bottles of water. I had met the lovely and rather young General Manager, Lee-Ann Godfrey. Lee-Ann hosted us at dinner later in the evening on the terrace pool deck. Dinner was fun and lively with all of us joining in conversation about various issues all on Jamaica, of course!
On the agenda today is a formal tour of the Spanish Court Hotel by the GM herself, Lee-Ann. To see the Changing of the Guards at National Heroes Park. OOOK, so when I read that on the earlier itinerary at home I asked my aunt if that was one everyday? Yes! I had no idea that we changed guards?! – who would have thought? Later we are to tour the famous Studio One and attend an Appleton Rum Blending Session…… and after that we expect to all return to the Spanish Court in high spirits!!!!!