I was very disappointed to discover I had forgotten my good camera at home and also the charger for my Garmin Vivofit. However it was cool to find these charging plugs connected to our clock-phone in our bedroom. Doesn't do the waterproof camera or my mp3 player but I don't have my own ipad cord so now I don't need to borrow Cheryl's cord. The weird thing was our clock had the wrong time and there was no way to change it!
This is mom's and mine bedroom
Our bathroom had only one sink and no storage. The shower head kind of sucks.
Looking towards the front door
The living room
The dining room.
The under equipped kitchen. LOL. We kept saying "I wish I had..." a cheese grater, a rubber scraper, another cutting board, scissors, knife sharpener, some Tupperware, plastic wrap, proper salt and pepper shakers instead of packets...
Our unit is the bottom left
They've recently added a BBQ area behind but the patio is screened in with no door so we have to walk around. Oh well, it's still nice. Not used much!
Mom had to touch all the plants
Going by the brown railings, this was 1989. Back then there were stairs from the 2nd floor! And the patio wasn't screened in. That was frustrating when we were bbq-ing. I wouldn't even bother if I were on the upper floors. And look how they've changed the windows!
The master bedroom with a huge bed. There were no overhead lights in the bedrooms and it felt a little dark. Our room had room-darkening curtains, but no sheers, so it was all or nothing, and faced the parking spots.
Another view. My bedroom was down the hall where the dryer is.
Mom just went and grabbed this plant. Luckily it's quite soft
The first pool. It was the only one here when my parents bought their timeshare
When I was here last I think this was a simple white slide. I didn't notice it this time but Mom and I went back another time and I could see where the slide had actually been on the "rocks".
I found this picture!
I found this picture!
Yup, this was the "big slide" in 1989!
If you like tennis, this place is for you.
The mini golf has changed a lot. There is now a fee but owners get a discount. I was told it was renovated last year.
Super pool. There are seven pools plus a couple kid pools and hot tubs at each pool
We checked out one of the activity centers. Cheryl was pretty tipsy by now
Hanging it out with Nicki
Found in the Marketplace
This is the same pool, taken from the other side. It was busier in Oct 1997
Cheryl and her mom went to a paint class
I took this shot to compare with an old photo from our first or second trip
They made a few changes! The railings are now white, and that big bulky divider in the upper middle is gone. Actually...looking at this photo, below, from 1989, I think that was a bump out, but just an optical illusion.
October 1997. The railings, doors, and door frames are teal.And those palm trees aren't even visible in 1989!
This is the same as the photo near the top. So, they put in a little roof on the 2nd floor, and took out the palm trees. The white is definitely better, and the villas are more yellow than the cream from earlier.
Mom, Nicki and I went to Movie at the Pool but it wasn't very good. Too much light and the kids were noisy. So we didn't stay.
It was a lovely day. Quite hot but that's why we're here!