Monday, August 29, 2011

Grand Bahama Island

What a great end to the summer! We thoroughly enjoyed our family trip the the Bahamas, and we feel very lucky that Hurricane Irene didn’t come through until a few days after we left.

We had a LONG trip out with a 4.5 hour flight to North Carolina, a 6 hour layover, and then a <2 hour hop over to the island.

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Aiden felt left out without a hot chocolate cup of his own, so we got an extra cup and filled it with water. He was thrilled.

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We had a great little balcony facing the channel. The island is full of channels that were originally used to transport lumber.

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We got a lot of ice cream. It was humid, which Isaac adjusted to much more quickly than I did. The moderate California weather has completely spoiled me.

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The public beach was never crowded. We never saw more than a dozen people at any beach, actually… maybe because a giant hurricane was working its way toward us?

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Aiden was a great traveller. He was good on most of our flights, he was happy to be pushed around in his stroller, and we stayed close enough to the beach that we easily got back for his afternoon nap every day, so he was peaceable for all our outings.

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I remember reading about a conch shell in Lord of the Flies, but not only did I not know how to say it, I had never had it. I was missing out—it’s good.

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Aiden loved our balcony.

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We went snorkeling over a coral reef, which was AWESOME.

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This is the Ghost Ship from Pirates of the Caribbean. It was docked maybe a third of a mile from our hotel.

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We took an island tour that included a walk through Garden of the Groves, which was beautiful.

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I was really bad about making sure I was in some pictures. Here’s one of the few to prove I was actually there, lol.

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We had a lot of fun, and it was a very relaxing way to end the summer before another crazy school year starts up. Hope everyone had a beautiful summer as well!

1 comment:

esmiley said...

So beautiful! And how peaceful to not have it be overly crowded too.