Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos: We took a tour of the island and then spent the afternoon at Governor's beach! It's a small island - 2 miles x 5 miles with about 5000 people living there. There was still a lot of destruction from a hurricane that came through in 2008, but the beach was beautiful - fine, white sand and crystal clear water.
Half Moon Cay (pronounced Key): This is Carnival's private island in the Bahamas. They actually re-negotiate a contract with the Bahamas every 10 years for ownership of the island. It is another small island (1 mile x 7 miles) with only about 45 people living there - all employees of Carnival. We took a bike tour around the island and then spent another afternoon at the beach.
This water slide was a 60' vertical drop.
I didn't attempt it, but Jason loved it!
Our home away from home...Carnival Destiny!
This couple - Jenny & Cory - were our tablemates at dinner. We are really curious about how Carnival matches up people for dinner because as we were talking, we discovered quite a few similarities:
- From the Midwest (Ohio and Illinois)
- Have little boys (6 months and 15 months)
- Celebrate our anniversary in May (their 5th anniversary was Friday and our 8th is on the 31st)
- Started dating in November
I'm already looking forward to planning our next vacation...with Drake this time, but I highly recommend taking a couples vacation, too.