Monday, May 31, 2010

Bahamas Recap Part 2...

Rather than give a play by play of our daily activities, I figure it would be better to give a general idea of the goings on of our trip.  But, I will start things off with our greeting...  Champagne and a cold towel greeted us as we entered the resort.  From the lobby there is an amazing view of the main pool with the ocean as a backdrop.  Check-in took a few minutes and then we were ushered to our room with a brief resort tour/tutorial along the way.

Most of the buildings are three floors and the view from our 3rd floor room was nothing short of amazing.
The view of the ocean was beautiful.

View of the quiet pool.

One of the many lounge areas.

Not having to share a beach was pretty awesome.  While there were plenty of chairs, I do wish there were more umbrellas/huts.  I could lay on the beach all day,  but this irish girl needs a dosage of shade here and there so as not to be burned to a crisp.  Yes, I rocked spf50 every day, but that still doesn't give me the ok to take in the rays unfiltered all day.  


And while we only saw a mere thrirty seconds of a mist of rain, the wind on some days did make the beach a ghost town.

On those days, we lounged under a cabana at the quiet pool...

Or sipped drinks at the main pool...

If you haven't caught on yet, relaxation was the name of the game for this trip.  We wanted to not have to worry about a single thing and that was definitely achieved here.  The biggest worry all week was when we should get our asses up and make our way back to the room for showers and dinner.

After eating, most nights we made our way to the Drunken Duck which is the resort's pub.  Great music inside, live entertainment outside, awesome bartenders, and endless drinks are certainly nothing to complain about.  The food we brought back to our room each night wasn't what my waistline needed, but who the hell cares :)  


More coming soon...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bahamas Recap Part 1...

While typing this post out yesterday, my internet dropped and I didn't have the patience to play round with it.  So I finished typing this morning and will add the rest of the pics later (ETA: pics are up):
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I don't know if I ever discussed this before, but mornings and I are not the best of friends.  I am much more of  a night owl.  So, when we booked our trip and realized that our flight was at 6am I knew it was going to be in an interesting morning.

After work on Friday I still had some errands to run before I could go home and finish my packing and list checking.  And before I could complete some of those errands, we had to stop and see Miss Leah and wish her a very happy first birthday.  We were sad to be missing her party the next day, but were so happy to be be able to see her and give her our gifts on her actual birthday.  After leaving there we still wanted to stop and see each of our moms and wish them a happy Mother's Day since we wouldn't be ale to spend the actual day with them.  So, by the time all was said and done, it was pretty close to 11pm.

I ended up taking what we will justify as a nap.  Seriously.  I packed, checked my list, showered, napped for about 45 minutes and then got moving again.  How I was able to function for the entire day is beyond me, but we'll go with the excitement of getting away.

Our flight from Philly to Miami was easy and uneventful.  Our over five hour layover in Miami blew.  There is nothing to do in that airport, no fun shops, no fun restaurants, nothing.  After wandering aimlessly for awhile we decided to give up searching for something to help with the time.  Napping was also out of the question, but my laptop was a lifesaver.  We found a corner and watched a movie.  Then we found our way to our terminal and waited out the remainder of the layover there.

While I jumped out of a tin can when I skydived a few years ago, this was Joel's first time on a small plane.  It was a quick flight, just over an hour, but we were seated right on the propeller so it was a bit of a noisy ride.
But, my God, was the view amazing!









Landind at the Exuma/Georgetown Aiport was a little comical.  To say it was small is saying a lot.  The plane had to do a u-turn at the end of the runway to complete our landing kind of small.  Baggage claim was a half garage door where bags were tossed in kind of small. 





Side note:  While waiting to go through customs, I decided to make a stop in the ladies room.  AF decided this was the perefct time to make an appearance.  Mother.F'er.  I mean seriously?  Do I have awesome luck or what?  But we were in the Bahamas!  And I wasn't going to let this ruin anything! 

Sandal.s provides transporation as part of their package, but our TA arranged for a specific driver to take care of us.  Dr. K was pretty cool.  He gave us a tour of the island, told us where to check out, and talked about some of the local lore.  It was a quick ride, but having him share the island with us made us even more excited about our stay...

I'll leave this recap here and be back with the dish on the resort hopefully later tonight :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Coming soon...

More on this...


Coming soon I swear ;)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Construction...

Sorry for the silence around here lately, but I'm back from the Bahamas and looking to get back into the swing of things :)

First thing on the list is a bit of a blog make-over, so please bare with me during the construction process.

And of course, a trip recap is in the works as well!