39 is going to be a great year

One week to go!

Two days ago, I turned 39 years young.  Not everyone feels comfortable admitting their age or accepting it, but I am quite comfortable.  I feel good about it.  I look good for my age too so that helps. LOL!

Two days ago, I got back from my trip to Jamaica.  I absolutely love Jamaica.  There hasn’t been one time when I’ve gone and haven’t enjoy myself.  It’s usually just my sister and bf sister but this time we took the young girls, their daughters.  The youngest was turning 21. We had a ball.  We stayed in Montego Bay at the Grand Palladium resort.  Although the resort was very pretty aesthetically, I probably won’t stay there again.  It was a little far from everything, and over rated.  I prefer to stay closer to the action and to the locals. Here are some of the highlights: snorkeling in the middle of the ocean, climbed Dunns River Falls, bobsledding, Mystic Mountain look-out, partied, ate.  Here are a few pictures.

Yesterday I got good news from my H.R. rep that put my worries to rest.  Everybody’s visa has been approved, including my husband.  Now we are packing.  39 is going to be a great year and a year filled with firsts.  I can’t wait. ONE WEEK TO GO! Stay tuned…

Philadelphia to Doha, Qatar

It will take about 12 hours and we will arrive the next day.

This picture highlights the trip I will take in less than 3 weeks (picture courtesy of Google flights).   I received my flight itinerary and we are actually booked to leave on August 17, not August 19 as originally told. We are taking a straight flight from PHL to Hamad International Airport, Doha.  It will take about 12 hours and we will arrive the next day.  It is a very long flight.

I also received a copy of my visa.  My kids and husbands’ visa has not been approved yet. My husband’s visa may be rejected.  If that happens they will resubmit the paperwork and try again and again.  Worst case scenario, he won’t get it before we leave and will have to go on a visitor’s visa.  After 20-30 days he will have to leave the country and re-enter.  If it’s not approved by the end of year 1, we will not get a flight allowance for him to come back home.  But they will keep trying until it’s approved.  Apparently, they are very hesitant to approve a man’s visa whom is being sponsored by his woman. LOL!  I’m getting very excited.  I’m done shopping and just have to pack, but before that, I’m going to Jamaica with my sisters and nieces next weekend. (picture courtesy of Google flights)

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