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Friday, December 30, 2005

Christmas Day

Christmas at the Marriott began around 7:00 a.m. We waited for Julian to wake up before starting our day. Santa had arrived and piled lots of presents under the tree. Papa and Grammy arrived with a bike that we had gotten Julian so that was exciting. One of the first things Julian did was read a letter from Santa. After that he got started ripping open the presents. He got lots of cool things. I think his favorites were the Bionicle 3 movie he asked Santa for and the X-Pods which are toys made by Lego that make different things and can be combined with other X-Pods to make bigger things. Each color comes in a convenient carrying case and he has been eyeing them for a while. He got the whole set! We spent most of the day at the pool and we had decided to have dinner at the Calypso Restaurant where they were having a Christmas Buffet. Jaime and my Dad were going to make a trip over to Nevis to bring some of our luggage but just as we suspected there were no ferries running. The Marriott has been wrong about it's ferry schedules for the whole vacation. EVERY time we called them it was wrong. This time they got all the way to the ferry terminal and found there were no ferries. They made the Marriott pay for their taxi since it was their mistake in the first place. So...we had a LOT of luggage to carry the next day. After our Christmas dinner my sister and I headed into the casino to try our holiday luck. WE settled down to the nickel slots and put in our money. She was doing well on her machine and I was down to my last 20 nickels on Money to Burn when I hit a jackpot. Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding...I was up! At my high I had about 75.00 but I ended up walking out with 55.00 which left me with $30.00 in profit. Jen walked out ahead too but I can't remember how much. It was a lot of fun. The other picture of us is at the very top of the Marriott overlooking the resort.


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