Friday, May 19, 2017

Bahamas Vacation: Day 4 // Nassau Bahamas

// Wednesday //

We made it to Nassau Wednesday morning. We pulled into port at 8:00 a.m. and it was cloudy, rainy and cold. We were really bummed because we decided the day before we were going to go on a snorkeling excursion. We still decided to go because there was some promising sunshine in the distance. 

I have been snorkeling before in Hawaii and it was one of my favorite activities we did. In Hawaii we rented the gear and walked into the water from the beach. I was really excited to do it again in the Bahamas. We took a ferry out to the middle of nowhere and were told to "jump in". I wasn't expecting this. I was expecting it to be like Hawaii. I was a little nervous because we were in the middle of the ocean snorkeling. 

Steve has never gone snorkeling before. So before we got off the boat I told him to make sure his goggles were on tight and showed him how to use his snorkeling gear. He assured me that he already knew how to use it and that it wasn't that hard to figure out. 

Well... according to Steve it was equipment error. According to me it was user error. He couldn't figure out how to breath through the mouth piece and not get water in his mouth, nose and eys. How does that even happen!??! The whole hour he was trying to not freak out cause water was getting in his mouth and eyes. Haha 

I enjoyed snorkeling. The fish that were swimming around were much bigger than I expected them to be. They were so colorful and bright as well. 

On our boat ride back to shore we got to see a lot of famous peoples houses on the beach front of Nassau. We saw Michael Jordan's, Johnny Depp, Oprah, Tiger Woods, Chuck Norris, Elvis and many more. But those were the only ones that I could remember. 

We walked around the island for a couple of hours and people watched. This island wasn't our favorite. We have heard great things about Nassau though. Maybe it was just the part we were on but it seemed kind of dirty and trashy and I didn't like all of the people hassling you to buy all of their things.

But it was still great and there were some beautiful views. 

To see the rest of the Bahamas cruise click on the link below.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Little Loretta

This little cutie pie was so much fun to take pictures of. She was so happy the whole time. 

There were so many photos that were my favorite! I had to restrain myself and only post a few.

 She loved playing in the grass and with all of the dandelions. She just wanted to eat them all.  Those cheeks and rolls on her tiny little body are my favorite. Plus those two little baby teeth that pop through when she smiled that beautiful smile. She was the perfect little model and is absolutely adorable.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bahamas Vacation: Day 3 // Coco Cay Bahamas

// Tuesday //
The first island that we stopped at on our cruise was Coco Cay. This is a really small island that is owned by the cruise line. There is no port on this island so we had to take a ferry to get to the island. It was really cool looking back at the ship when we got to the island.

Fun fact about Coco Cay. The workers actually live on the island for 4 weeks at a time and then they get 1 week off to travel where ever home is. I thought that was crazy because it is such a small island with no stores or anything of the like. We met this one lady who has worked and lived on the island for 17 years!! She considered this tiny island home. 

The first thing we did when we got off the ferry was walked the whole island. We wanted to find the best beach to set up camp. The water was so crystal clear and the sand was really white. The water was also really shallow. We were able to walk at least 1/2 a mile out and the water was still below our calfs.

This island was perfect and our favorite stop on the cruise. The water was the clearest I have ever seen. As we walked in the water I found the most beautiful conch shell. It was huge. They were selling them on the island for $20.00! Of course we took it even though they discouraged us because there "could be life living in that shell." The picture below was not the shell we took. The shell we took definitely didn't have anything living in it.

As it became low tide the beach and the water looked completely different. It looked more brown because all of the seaweed was now visible. We also found even more conch shells at this time. They were all over the place. All of the other shells that we found had a living conch in it. They are really weird looking creatures. 

Steve obviously doesn't know how to put on sunscreen because he got fried! His arms, legs, top of his feet, face and back. The pictures don't do the burn justice. He clearly doesn't know how to apply it to other people either because the only spot I got burt was my back and that's where he attempted to put sunscreen on me. 
When we got back on the boat we got ready for dinner because it was formal night on the cruise. I loved being able to dress up in a fancy dress. This dress was actually my favorite dress that I wore during prom my junior with Joe Reimers. 

The food on the ship was amazing! Every single night we got a 3 course meal. First we got an appetizer, the the main course and of course dessert. I think secretly Steve's favorite part of the whole cruise was all the yummy FREE food. 

After dinner we went to a musical. Here's a little secret about Steve, he loves musicals and broadway shows. 

To see the rest of the Bahamas cruise click on the link below.

The Flints ~ XOXO

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