Monday, January 28, 2013

Yes, I'm One of Those People...

.....and the vacation is nearly over.

Are you one of those people?  I'm one of those people who brings along home those neat little bathroom accessories on the counters in hotel bathrooms.

Last May the husband/lover/best friend and I traveled to Jamaica and had a lovely week there at a fancy Sandals resort.  In our suite, there on the vanity counter was a collection of Red Lane Spa bottles - shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, etc. contained in a little Red Lane purse type bag.  I noticed that many of the ladies would use those bags to carry along with them their cameras, hankies, lipstick, etc. on the resort.

Now I don't bring home just any bathroom things - I only bring home the fancier ones from any nicer-than-usual hotels we stay in.  So the Red Lane items came home with me.  It's just not every day I go to Jamaica.

Every weekend I use them, reminding me of the sights and smells of the tropical paradise we stayed in. And now, sadly, the vacation is almost over, as you can see here:

And yes, I did have my very first real massage at the Red Lane Spa there in the Sandals resort of Negril, Jamaica.  It.  Was.  Heavenly.

Lobby of the Negril Red Lane Spa
Here's another set I brought home with me last year from a brief stay in the Landoll's Mohican Castle in Ohio.  

Our unique castle suite was a lovely place to stay for a night or two, and I'd highly recommend it if you are looking for a romantic kind of place to take your sweetheart.  The bathrooms at this castle were ultra luxurious, even having heated Italian marble floors.

I have no excuse why I collect these little souvenirs.  I wasn't raised in the depression era, and I have enough money to buy perfectly good shampoo and other necessities here at home.  I just feel as if I am extending my vacation a tiny bit by bringing these little things home with me.

Are you one of those people?  I'm sure there's a support group for this type of behavior.  

I just hope it's located somewhere in Jamaica.


  1. Yep, only worese. I bring home the unused shower cap, the shoe shine cloth (great dusting cloth) I use the little soaps and lotions for guests....loved your blog. I'm sure if you Google it you'll find a support grouop in Jamaica

  2. I've ended up with so many I ended up donating a lot to the local orphanage down here in Honduras. I use the shower caps to hold shoes in my luggage to keep them separate from the clothes, forget where I read to do that. The caps are so thin they come apart after a few trips, but usually I end up with new ones from whatever that hotel leave out.