May 10, 2011

Our Vacation!!

We had a wonderful, amazing, relaxing and much-needed vacation!!! I had no idea how good it would feel to sleep through the night for 7 nights straight, wake up whenever we wanted, nap whenever we needed. Not to mention eat delicous food I didn't have to cook, leave the room messy and come back to it clean,  lay out, get tan, dress up and see beautiful beaches with my wonderful husband!!!! It was perfect!! We had perfect weather- NO RAIN!, smooth sailing and even became friends with out dinner mates! Of course, we missed Graham-Man like crazy, but we got to check up on him through email and he we hear he was a perfect angel the whole time! Didn't even seem to notice we were gone- go figure!!

The first day, we got on the boat early, grabbed some drinks, saw our room, walked around the ship, and layed out. We wanted the latest dinner so we ate at 8:30 and we were sat with one other couple, who ended up being our age so fun! They are from Austin and live super close to my sister! We stayed at dinner for at least 2 hours everynight, and then usually caught a comedy show with them afterward or hit up the casino. The first two days were "At Sea" days, so we got to start off our vacation right by being lazy and even getting a couples massage.

Our first Port was Nassau, Bahamas. We had no real plans, so we grabbed a taxi and headed to Paradise Island to visit Atlantis for the day. We got a t-shirt for Graham, and then hit up the beach, ate lunch, rode jet-ski's (and got to see Oprah's Bahama house, and Tiger Woods' house) then we checked out the amazing aquarium (my 2nd time to see it, I went to Atlantis in '07 with the family I nannied for when I lived in Dallas) and headed back to the ship.

Second stop was Freeport, Bahamas. This was actually our favorite stop. Again, we didn't have anything planned, so we grabbed a cab to a quiet beach with an ocean-side bar, a pretty dock, lounge chairs, paddle boats and kayaks. We layed out, walked the beach, played in the water, ate Conch fritters, and drank a few Kalik beers (official beer of the Bahamas), and watched a local show us how to prepare fresh Conch salad. It was perfect!!! After our day, we headed back toward the ship after grabbing a few souvineers for Graham.

{Pictures of Freeport to come....}


Thayn Family said...

Brenden! Words cannot express how jealous I am of you and your hubby! I am so happy that you had a great time :)

Jalei & Lane said...

I'm so jealous! That looks so fun & relaxing!

Melissa Edwards said...

What a wonderful trip! I stayed at Atlantis back in 2005. Loved it! I am glad you guys got away and I know you had to have missed the little man.

Christina Bassi said...

Me too. Looks like so much fun.