Bimini Trip Part 1
Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself. -Author unknown
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ah, the infamous “cast trip.” We have seen every city embark on one. Housewives have traveled far and wide from Kenya to Ojai all seeking the same thing: healing. After enduring months of filming, a little healing trip is just what the doctor ordered. But is true healing possible? Can we really heal the wounds that we either deliberately or negligently inflicted upon each other throughout the course of this season? Call me cynical, call me jaded, but I was not optimistic. I’m not sure there are enough Band-Aids in the western hemisphere to stop the bleeding of our gaping wounds, but (for the most part), we tried.
Bimini is an idyllic setting. It’s so close to home and yet seems thousands of miles away. What a shame that the weather did not cooperate. Elsa’s prediction was eerily accurate.
We boarded the plane with high spirits, good energy, and a lot of Adriana’s luggage. I was grateful that we did not need the flare guns or the flotation devices that Marysol kept demanding.
The houses were just beautiful and our rooming arrangements predictably safe. Perhaps mixing it up a bit would have aided in the “healing” process but considering our history as a group, playing it safe was a good idea. A girls trip is always fun and this was no exception. I love spending time with Alexia and Marysol, and once Adriana arrived -- it was a full house.
Why delight in someone elses misery? Don't you have what you want in life? You need to smile more and stop the brooding on camera...you are depressing the viewers....you look like you need to stay out of your ex husbands life, because you clearly don't want him to move on...he will never be able to have a serious relationship living in the same town with you....you might not want him, but you don't want anyone else to have him, that is evident...he doesn't seem to have any attachment to you....i feel embarrassed for you that you are so clinging to a man that wants to get away so he can either have one serious commitment or many one night stands....
Ana...I truly liked you a lot prior to last night's episode....how can you and Alexia on LIVE TV laugh when Karent came in with the news of her father being gravely ill???? What is wrong with you women?????? I am not shocked about Alexia...but it was truly a shocker coming from you. I don't know you...but...you seemed bright enough being an attorney that you would have the intelligence of not laughing when someone is in pain and worried over her father's condition...especially knowing your being filmed???? no brainer?
Shame on you!
Ana i love your sense of loyalty always speaking up for what you believe ! I think you handled the telling Karent very well you didn't say nothing , and you could of said "told you so" and also told her that you werent the "ANA" texting her Rodolfo, which she had accused you off and when you denied it she smiled and said "Rodolfo doesn't have time for drama" insinuating you did! well Rodolfo sure had time to stirr up some drama afterall ! You ladies didn't cause this or made it up, a pic is worth a thousand words, but she is the queen of denial!
You seem to be the most logical of the bunch but I can't understand why you are so concerned with Karent's relationship with her boyfriend? ITs NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS! You are not her friend and seem to take every opportunity (with Alexia) to tear her apart. Its just sooo mean I though you were all about empowing other women and being a good role model? NOT!
Your voice sounds just like Alexia's. And you're mean just like her. You two should enroll in a high school for the 50 years old. The nerve you mentioned Karant's age......jeeezz how deep you want to put your foot in your pretty mouth!
For a lawyer, you come across very narrow minded and bias. Why would you stick your nose in the Marysol and Lea disagreement without full knowledge/history of the events that transpired?
Maybe a lifetime in court make you hard. Or maybe it is you all along. But you know what, we can see through you. Yeah right you guys did not want to hurt Karant but save her. Boohoo we are no kindergarteners, Ana. And what about the title of this post of yours........."Rudolfo is not good enough for Karant". Ana , stop bs ing and drop that fake concern, You are team Alexia and we know it, mean girl.
I hope never to see you after this season . You seem so miserable maybe that is why you take joy in picking on Karent. Boring, Boring bully! You bring nothing to the show but bitterness and your wierd relationship with your family. Boy what a joy you must have been to be married to.
You stick out like a sore thumb. No one believes you care about Adriana, Marysol , Karent, Joanna... You're just trying to find a hook and cooking isn't it! Maternal isn't either. Or divorcee. You'd have to introduce something new, strong, positive. All things you aren't or can't. Work on it, off camera, in the privacy of your home and family.
Even before Adriana but after Alexia, you are a pet peeve of mine for still being on this show. Even Adriana brings humor and glitz. They'd might as well put me on the show as keep you! You are a drag and a drain. You are a mess. Get a life, get off the stage. Take your kitchen utensils and apron, and grab Alexia's hand while you're at it!
Ana, I don't know where you came from but your a negative for this network. Your the most negative person i have ever watched. I don't watch the show that much because your all so boring. I know Miami and Ana,your a joke as a lawyer and your a bust in this reality show. Get out while you can. Your ruining the show. Your alliance with Maryisol is a joke. She is a joke. I wouldn't hire her to promote or provide a service for me ever. She is losing credibility each and every day that she is in this show. The funny part is you are her worst enemy, you want to see her go down. Ana,you say you bring the heat.......DUH! where? Your life is in a shambles, you have no career and you and Maryisol are so eaten up with jealously of Lea Black that now I am ready to make the statement that you should leave the show. You don't attend events, you have no social graces and your a pig!
Good job! Ana is a wreck. A mess. She and Alexia need to go for sure! Next on the list is Marysol and if Adriana doesn't cough up something more interesting, she's there too. The younguns, Lea and Karent remain. Throw in some new movers and shakers and the show could rival NYC's and BH's. (Tho, I do like ATL).
You have always used air quotes when talking about Karent's relationship, so don't pretend that you actually care about her. To me, when you used air quotes it just made you seem bitter, competitive, and insecure. I do believe that you were happy to hear that Rodolfo was cheating. You embraced Alexia's gossip because you wanted it to validate your speculation that Karent's relationship was troubled and "fake". I would like you but you spend too much time trying to invalidate someone else's relationship, not caring if it hurts that person. I don't have any respect for that type of insensitivity and arrogance.
I agree! Spending so much time trying to invalidate someone else's relationship from someone who can't let go of her ex-husband. She still keeps him tied to her by doing his laundry and cooking for him?
I cannot begin to wrap my brain around those that are saying they should NOT have told her. As someone who was the last to know in a very small town, I still feel the sting of humiliation just going to the grocery store. They could have handled this better but for them to know and not fill her in would be even more cruel. I lost 6 years of my life because no one told me - she will get past how she found out when she meets a real man that will love and respect her.
This is hardly a small town first off. Second, it's not about whether to tell but how it was done. Ticky tacky the bottom feeders, Alex, Ana and MS. Normally I'd throw in Adriana but she was bothered by them too.
@HennyPenny @bravoluvva oh yeah you're right it's not a small town - just NATIONAL TELEVISION. I already said I didn't agree with how it was done but if she had brought a child into the situation and no one had told her, that would have been far worse than her little hurt feelings over other women being mean girls. Big picture - think about it.
Got to say bravoluv, you're the one havin problems wrappin your litl' head around why what was done was wrong. You're making up hypotheticals-- what child? What town? A litl' personal experience may be informin you, but in this particular case, the way it was handled was callous, cruel, insensitive. Now, you go have a fink, awright?
In Bimini it appears that the ladies two houses were divided by good vs. evil.
You definitely were in the good house. LOL.
I love the group of ladies you were with.
Well, the fault line was definitely between the relevant and irrelevant. One is exhibitionist and desperate, and the other cool and beautiful (with one turbaned exception). There's a little give and take but not as far as Ana the hausfrau is concerned.
Listen Ana, you have shown and stated that you don't care for Karent. So, why do you think you get an opinion of whether or not she and Rodolfo are good together? Stay out of things that have nothing to do with you. I am in total agreement with SarahTee!
I thought, (key word there--thought) you were a semi decent person. You have proven you are just another 'mean girl' and a follower of the ever somean and rude Alexia and Adrianna. You, who showed (or pretended to show us) you had real emotions about your ex and that failed relationship, then to become a part of this mean girl stunt?? Which is the real you?
I can not understand how any woman can enjoy inflicting this type of pain on another woman. Whether Karent believed the relationship was real or not, that was her business not any of the other ladies. If she lived in her fairy tale, then let her live it, and let her find out the truth from someone who has her geniune interest at heart, not fromt hree mean spirited, bitter women.
You stood up for being treated unkindly and rudely by Thomas, yet you just did something as mean and cruel as he did to another female. You have completely lost any and all respecet I had for you. You need to choose your friends better , and also learn to stand up for what YOU believe in, not what your friends tell you to believe in. You are weak in my mind!
HennyPenny bombshell8124 In this life people are going to see the same situation from many different angles. It happens all the time. Get used to it. Also, while i feel many of the women were happy to be proven right about Rodolfo, I dont believe all of them were as vindictive as you think. Why dont you calm down a little. There is no need to tell people they are way off base in the role of God. This is a Real Housewives Blog. Sheesh.
Ana why on earth did you deliberately ignore Thomas at dinner when he asked you to stop gossiping at the dinner party he hosted at his house? I thought you were petty and rude. I thought Thomas was trying to host a nice dinner and of course you "ladies" just wanted to do nothing but gossip when you're in the same room with each other. When I watch this show I get a headache there is so much mindless chatter. Take a moment and as Thomas said " enjoy and shut-up."
SunshinekissesI had to log on and reply to this. You have to be in the minority of the minority. Thomas Kramer is a monster who treats women like chattle and Ana was the only one who stood up for herself. When someone invites you into their home it doesnt give them the right to mistreat you. He offended all the women at that table including an elderly one. Ana was the only one dignified enough to leave. You must be a friend of "BELOWTHE BELTWAY". lol
gpermesa I don't even know what a friend of ""BELOWTHE BELTWAY" means. Sounds interesting. I do not know Thomas personally, and I doubt you do so I'm not familiar with how he treats women. I just watched this segment of the RH and thought the way Ana acted was rude and immature. All I know is that when someone invites you to their house for dinner it is really impolite to use that as an opportunity to gossip at the dinner table. Ana ignored the host when he asks her to stop, and then she got all upset when asked to stop gossiping so she walks out in a big dramatic huffy way like a self absorbed adolescent?! Silly. I will say the way Thomas raised his voice and spoke to Elsa was totally uncalled for and offensive. I think he was so fed-up with all of them and all their mindless chatter. No matter how fed-up he was ...that is not an excuse for the way he spoke to Elsa.
Not at all is that a minority view! Ana was rude. That does not mean Kramer was or is beyond reproach. But Ana was exceedingly ill behaved for a grown woman. Don't use Kramer's behavior to excuse hers. She has a mouth and she is obnoxious!
gpermesa - i agree. He knows the women are on this show and that there is a certain type of drama or conversation connected to it. Not to say they can disrespect his house, but to single Ana out like that when multiple women were discussing the subject was rude. He was rude to women in general
Ana was caught with her mouth open! She needs to open an etiquette book. Maligning the host is grounds to be asked to leave. She was thrown out.
I don't think that you took pleasure in telling or seeing Karent hear the news about Rodolfo. It seemed to me that you were just happy that you were vindicated. Your friends, however, especially Alexia and Adriana are just cruel. That's just so low. I don't care how much you dislike someone (which, Karent, although annoying, hasn't done anything personal to EITHER of these women), you don't relish in someone else's pain. Awful, just awful human behavior. Find some new friends, please.
Your sincerity remains to be seen. Obviously, Alexia should have kept the information she had regarding Rodolpho to herself; except to share with Karendt. Her feined concern was overrided by the factthatshetold EVERYONE else first.
I never understood how someone who has suffered the tragedy Alexia has with her son would want anyone to suffer anything. Common sense tell us those are the angelson earth, those that suffer and help others. But it's simply not true . Alexia didn't seek you out because you wouldn't have gone along. I know you weren't seeking vindication, in fact, if you hadn't mentioned it, I forgot Rodolfo accused you of texting him blah blah blah...but that was Great vindication for you! Thanks for the recipe, REALLY!!!
Ana, unlike a lot of these comments I really like you. I think you did get off to a rocky start because your affiliations with Angriana and the ultimate mean girl Alexia. But I can see that you are just guilty by association and not at all as toxic as the other two. I do believe that you felt bad for Karent and if it was your decision probably would have been done in private, unlike the other ladies especially Alexia who is not woman enough to admit that she did it out of spite and not because she was "concerned" for Karent. I guess Alexia knows what would happen if she blogged this week so like the coward she is has not blogged yet. She can dish it out but not take the backlash. Oh, btw I love the recipes you include in your blogs every week, keep them coming...
KathyW I like Adrianna on the show...But, maybe because her and I share the same first name I find this play on words 'Angriana" clever!
Alexia needs to get off RHOM news flash you were FIRED bc your not interesting enough. You are a miserable person who is obviously very jealous of Karent bc Karent is beautiful,smart, and actually has a career and family who loves her. Sadly we can't say the same about you hints the reason YOUR HUSBAND DIROVED your big bird looking self! Get a life and leave Karent alone.
-Very sad with Bravo that they would spend money flying an ex-cast member on the trip with the girls... get her off the show shes gross N rude!!!
keep up the good apperience Ana, and don't listen to the haters...Karent needed to be told the truth. No one ruined her relationshop accept Rodofl. Or whatever his name is.
If I had been accused by a pig like him, I'd want the truth to be known as well. He accused you of being the Ana who sent him loving flirty text messages. That is horrible. You have every right to bring about the truth on national TV. And if it hurt Karent's feeling, then that is something the both of them have to workout together.
So happy you are smart.
I for the most part like you but I can't see why you went along with Alexis' scheme to humiliate Karent. I don't see you have anything but disdain for Karent but now in your blog you indicate Rodolfo isn't good enough for her. In the past few episodes you have denounced her so don't pretend that you care about her. You were like a sheep following Alexia everywhere. I doubt she will blog this week.
I guess you have amnesia as well, because when asked by Adrianna if Ana was texting him and Karent answered "there was a text" she never said Ana is texting her boyfriend straight out. If you are trying to defend Ana and insult viewers make sure you have you facts straight. Regardless if Karent uses botox or not at least she looks good and not overdone, which is something Ana can benefit from because her skin looks terrible and she looks older than she should. She did not have Karents best interest at heart so her blog is BS. That girl has done nothing to Ana except be prettier and more successful.
Sweeteena1018 Ana is beautiful. I hope I look like her when I'm her age! Please, this is why women in this country DO end up looking like plastic disgusting mannequins, because of comments like these.
Sweeteena1018 And who are you to say that someone looks older than they should? Everyone ages differently. Personally, I would rather embrace aging than going under the knife to fight it for the rest of my life.
Sweeteena1018 - nothing sweet about you! your really rude- Ana looks lovely and natural for her age. Karent did insinuate if not full out say that Ana was texting her man and it wouldnt hurt her to apologize!
I think you did the right thing not get in the middle of the situation, but of course Karent's fans will condemn you either way this was a difficult situation and there is never a right way to do something like this. Quite frankly I think she needed the public humiliation to leave that guy for good otherwise she would have probably believed anything that pig said as an excuse.
How abusive you, Adriana and Alexia behaved toward Karent....you identify with the mean girl group...I wonder what your faith is, because I am pretty sure the good Lord-whatever faith you are would not approve of your Karent bashing behavior....WWJD? The three of you lack refinement...Looks like the only ladies who can be described as behaving somewhat "fina's" on the show are Marysol, Karent and Lisa. Happy Holidays!