Greetings Kate, thanks for taking the time to deliver a very considered and well thought out commentary on your stay. In addition, we hope that your stay at Cedar Ridge provided you with the space and sanctuary to assist you to recover from not just the illnesses manifesting in the colds and flu, but the personal mental and physical stress that you were experiencing in your life - before you came and that you were able to readjust on your premature return. Life on the tropics, in fact, life in the middle of a community can be difficult for inexperienced travelers and very different from the regular daily experiences living in relative comfort and convenience of the US. It is important that travelers understand that there may be the presence of 'wildlife' in the form of mosquitoes and lizards, dogs and chickens and weekend loud-music from the community so it was good to mention these. Cedar Ridge is proud to be a community establishment - located just outside of the town but close enough for people who want to walk. We give thanks for our taxi drivers who know and understand our travelers who assist in giving them a safe haven in the midst of city living. I am so sorry that I had to travel out for the last two weeks of your stay and was not there to drive you around as usual (without cost to you), or to take you to the airport, however, I am sure that Lisa and Ms Madge or the security company that we retain on-call - and the others were able to ensure that you had a safe and comfortable journey. I am sorry too, that it seems that you finally gave in to pressure from home - to return, but, that is not unusual - 6 weeks is a long time to be located in one City without a secure income or it being a career choice.
We really hope that your time with us, assisted you to understand how cultures and communities live, it was unfortunate that you did not travel to see the beauty of the rest of the island or participate in the festivals or activities on offer over the summer, in other locations, but perhaps another time. In Jamaica we say "Walk Good" to wish our travelers well. Walk Good Katie.