Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Coco-Nut Shell

The Bahamas was truly a place of rest for us. Chris and I have never been to the beach together without our children or a youth group. It was almost weird to not have to constantly be on the lookout for wandering kids! We went on the nature trail on the island of Coco Cay in the Bahamas; we saw native wildlife such as lizards and chickens. We fell asleep while sunning on the white beach. We saw striped blue and green fish darting around the coral in the turqoise blue water. We spotted large crabs walking sideways on the beach rocks. In Nassau, we bargained for souvenirs in the straw market. We saw the pink police building, the pink court buildings, the pink ministry of health building, the pink restaurants, the pink hotels. (I get the impression Bahamians like pink.) On the cruise ship, we ate "rich people" food - escargots, filet mignon, cherries jubilee, mahi mahi, almond souffle with orange sauce, chilled pear soup. We explored all 12 floors of the ship - which included a huge entertainment theater, 2 swimming pools and 2 jacuzzis, a climbing wall, a sports deck (basketball, ping pong, weight room), spa, a huge conference room full of art for the art auction, casino, 2 large dining rooms, numerous other restaurants and bars, library, business center, plus several levels of outdoor decks. The comedy shows were funny, the love & marriage game show was unforgettable :), the song and dance show was entertaining, and the SuperBowl atmosphere was great!

So that, in a coco-nutshell, is how the cruise went! We took lots of pictures and have wonderful memories. These are my 2 favorite pictures from the weekend.


Anonymous said...

What a blessing! I'm so glad you guys got to do that. P.S. LOVE this picture!!!!

John said...

Still waiting for the album post... I want to see some Bahama's fauna. Also I need proof of the white beaches. I've only ever seen them on tv/magazines and always figured they were retouched.