Monday, December 19, 2011

Cruise to the Bahamas

Last week we took a cruise to the Bahamas for our 10th anniversary. We went with some friends of ours and left the kids at home!
These pics are just when we were still docked in Miami before we left
That night a storm blew threw and it was my first time being on a cruise ship. Let's just say we didn't mix. I felt awful that night! Luckily I took my medicine on time the next few days and was totally fine after that.



The first island we stopped at was called Freeport. We were kinda disappointed, there was not much there so we just shopped around the straw market and got back on the boat to catch some rays of what little sun we had that day.





Kathlene and I enjoying a pina colada 

At Nassau we had more fun. This is a picture of the resort Atlantis behind us, but we didn't go there. Instead we decided to walk around the island on our own.


We walked to a few historical sights 


This was called the Queen's staircase, it was carved out of this small canyon of limestone.



Then we decided to try and take a different way back to this ship hoping to run into some better shopping. Well, we got really lost in the slums of Nassau instead. This picture of the house was one of the better ones before it got worse. I was a little scared for my life. Luckily this super nice lady came out of nowhere and took us back to a main road but we were really far away. It makes me thankful that I have a house to live in, some of the people we saw didn't even have a real floor, just dirt, and no doors on the houses. Pretty sad. On our way back to the road, we ran into this warehouse where they were making costumes for the New Years Parade they have in town. Pretty cool. 

The last day we went to the private island owned by Norwegian called Great Stirrup Cay. It was the nicest day we had, and the least windy! So we got to hang out for a bit before heading back to the ship.







Here is a picture of the front of our ship, the Norwegian Sky. We had so much fun, I mean what more could I ask for! We were waited on hand and foot and had all the food we wanted to eat, all the time, sun and good friends. What a great way to celebrate our anniversary! Oh and the kids had fun at home too. My mom came to stay with them and I think they were a little spoiled! Thanks for coming to help Nana, the kids loved it!

1 comment:

Mary said...

Totally jealous. Looks super fun.