Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bahamas... Mama!!

From flying high...


to cruising the open seas!!


It was off to our ship, Carnival Valour after sending the kids home to do chores!!


The weather was AMAZING....

80-90 Degrees every day!!

Every evening,
 there was a towel animal on our bed and itinerary for the next day.

From this cute bear or cat...


To this strong little elephant.



I was impressed
( it doesn't take much for me)

 so I went over to my sister-in-law's room to see what they made her...


A stingray....Really??
She was clearly not tipping Dave,our Room Steward enough!!

Some delicious drinks and games of cards were enjoyed...


Some Bingo was played
 (in support of my sister-in-law, Anita)


I am not much of dabber myself.

If you won any of the contests on the ship


You were awarded a piece of "Ship on a Stick"

We dined in style with the Captain but never did see the man!!

No...

this is not the Captain...

though he could pass as one!!

This is Bill and Anita(Arnold's Sister).


Anita(Arnold's Sister) and her husband,Bill

Arnold and Christa

Our first port was Bahamas.

 We hired a man named Quincy who took us to the Queen's Staircase.



This is where slaves spent 16 years carving out blocks of stone out of the rock...


in order to make Fort Fincastle.


It was a remarkable feat.


 I can't even imagine what hard labour it was!!



This tree was growing down the side of the wall.

The jungle grows anywhere!

Fort Fincastle....1793


Not a bad look on Arnold....


Quincy picked us up at the bottom of the staircase and we toured Nassau, Bahamas.

This was one of the Governor's Estate.


All the government building were pink and white.

Next it was off to the Atlantis Hotel.

There are only two in the world and the other one is in Dubai.

I remember when Oprah did her show from this Hotel and how incredible it was.



Everything was big and extravagant.


When I saw this creature I thought of one person...



Jaynie Himsl....your rendition is spot on!!




Pegusus was flying everywhere!!


There were huge glass spheres on top of the walk ways.


The colors were stunning.



Yachts everywhere....


At the end of the day, Arnold tipped our driver, Quincy


Yup...
 that says 1 Million Bucks!!


Arnold was tricked out of 20$ by the ship's magician in exchange for this bill.

What to do with a 1,000,000??

Ooooooh..... the possibilities!!

It was back to our ship for some refreshments.


It is highly recommended to stay hydrated on such a hot and humid vacation.

We did our best!!

After all it was 2 for 1 and who can resist a margarita?

Dominican tomorrow

I think some socks and a quilt have my name on them!!

My toes are freezing!

Christa

ps.
 Thanks to Justin for keeping you entertained while I was not able to blog.

He may have to do some guest appearances every now and again!


5 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures of Nassau. It is hard to believe it has been 31 years since I was there. Took cruise with a 6 month old baby. We had a blast!! Enjoy the rest of your vacation. I'm sure Justin can keep us entertained!

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  2. Thanks for a holiday in the sun as I sit with many layers on at my computer. It's the next best thing.

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    1. Pictures sure can transform a person's mood!! You did an amazing job on your project. I was sure you had been to Atlantis!!

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  3. Beautiful pics. Wow..... Gad to hear u guys had a blast....

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    1. It was alot of fun and so great to have sun and warmth!! I think I could be a snow bird!

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