Sunday, August 15, 2010

One Bahama Mama, Please!

The honeymoon was wonderful. Although we didn't sail right into the middle of Tropical Storm Colin, we were awarded three days of the rain caused by him (added to the list of names I dislike: Colin). But, the last two days of our cruise (in Nassau and at sea) were hot, sunny, and perfect!

I'd love to show you some pictures of the boat. But I'm legally bound not to. But, I like to think we are prettier than architectual structures here is some of what we did!

We sat in the window of our room and watched the rain. For two days.

We drank incredibly strong daquiris out of carved coconuts on the beach under the storm clouds. On the third day.

We took pictures of our feet (mine are the brown ones. what can I say, I married a white boy).

We wrote cheesy love letters to each other in the sand. On the fourth day. The one where the sun existed.

We stopped by Oprah's to say "What up, Oprah."

We built a crocodile.

We visited the straw market and saw more knock-off bags in one are than anywhere else in the world. I have never been called "pretty lady" so many times in my life.

We watched Dion, whose address on his business card is "on the sidewalk outside the straw market," paint this. And then bought it.

We took pictures of unsuspecting locals...

...random ship parts...

...cheesy poses of ourselves...

...and gorgeous sunsets.

We finally got some sun on our last day at sea, which made me super happy!

The cruise experience was different. I've been fortunate enough to have been able to experience many different "types" of vacations and, although the cruise was fun, it's really hard to top the all-inclusive resort.

The ship had 2600 people and one pool the size of the one in the backyard, so we only ended up using it once and that was just to cool off for a minute in the hot sun on the fifth day. I found myself wanting to jump off the boat multiple times in a non-titanic-suicidal fashion (which we, of course, took pictures of ourselves immitating), but because I really just wanted to swim! Plus, soft drinks weren't included...and that just seems odd to me.

It took hours (literally) to get on the boat the first day, and by the time we finally made it to our room we were starving and exhausted and couldn't decide which was more important, food or sleep. Getting off the boat was much much faster, which pleasantly surprised us! We were basically planning on missing our flight home because of a long debarkation process, and we were actually at the airport 2.5 hours early.

But, we enjoyed ourselves and the food in the dining rooms for dinner was absolutely fabulous. Lobster, steak, the best lasagna I've ever had, turkey...we even tried a little esgarot and discovered that it's really not half bad (as long as we don't have to pay for it :)].

We had a lovely honeymoon :)


Paula said...

I'm glad you had a great honeymoon. My husband and I took a cruise for our honeymoon six years ago and did the hurrican dodge as well. Our captain came on the loud speaker every morning to tell us he'd changed our course to avoid hurricane whatever the name was that day.
We still had a great time and you're right, the food is fantastic!!

hmb said...

The coconut cups are the coolest!!