Monday, September 19, 2011

Bahama Mama

The first time Jonathan and I really decided we wanted to go to the Caribbean, it was because we were reading together the book by Elizabeth George Speare The Witch of Blackbird Pond.  Kit Tyler (heroine) moves from her native Barbados to Connecticut to escape an unwanted marriage and talks frequently of home throughout the book.  Jonathan and I decided we would one day have to go to Barbados.  Well, since then, we’ve talked to people who have been to Barbados and apparently the Barbados of the 17th century and the Barbados of today aren’t really the same place.  Still, barring that, we’ve hoped for 5 years or more that we would go to the Caribbean.  Two weeks ago, we had our chance.

Jonathan’s mama came up to watch Caleb and James and we took a 5-night cruise from Miami to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and Nassau, Bahamas.  We LOVED it and got the sunburns to prove it.  Get a load of this water!

DSC02111DSC02124Parasailing in Half Moon Cay…It shocked me a bit, but once we got in the air, it was the most serene thing I’ve ever done.  It was silent and peaceful.DSC02123DSC02166Look at this unbelievable property in Nassau.  If you look close enough, you’ll see these villas have beach front property in the front yard AND in the back.  Nice.DSC02167DSC02171DSC02173DSC02175DSC02062Look how HAPPY we are! SmileDSC02063DSC02070DSC02073At the end of the pier.  This water is probably what?  15+ feet deep?  I’m from CALIFORNIA!  Are you kidding me?!  I half expected California kelp to beat me across the face in our snorkeling adventure (waterproof 35mm camera.  I’ll try to get those pics soon). 


We also made friends with our dinner group!  Thank you Jeremy, Kelsey, Jordan, Tiann, Andy and Katie for some good times!

We had a blast on the on-deck waterslide, laughed at the family friendly comedy shows, bust out one song in Karaoke, but more than anything we LOVED the water.  It was the PERFECT temperature.  It was cool and refreshing, but it took zero time to get used to.  You could walk in freely and never get a chill.  It was clean and amazing.  We LOVED it.  I could get used to swimming in the Caribbean every day. 

Hot island get-away?  Check.  Happy belated sixth anniversary, Jonathan!


Rachel said...


Rachel said...

P.S. YES that is the tie you sent! It is adorable!!! I love it! Where did you get it? I'd like to get a few more!

Susan Aylworth said...

Nicely done, Bahama Mama. Beautiful pix! Glad you had such a great time.

Merry said...

We are going to the Bahamas on a cruise this Christmas! We're going to the same places. I am so excited!