Sunday, May 8, 2011

We're back...

I'm guessing you didn't even know we were gone, but we're home! Jason and I took a much needed vacation - a cruise to Grand Turk (Turks & Caicos) and the Bahamas. We've cruised a number of times and this time was no different - a great experience. A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to my mom, dad and my sister for watching Drake while we were gone.  We had an awesome time on the trip, but we were so glad to get home to our little guy!
Formal Night

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.


Nassau, Bahamas: We spent our last day at Atlantis Resort. I would highly recommend this as a place to visit for families. They have a huge waterpark (where we spent our day), beach, aquarium, casino, shopping, etc.


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 sure some of this is mere coincidence, but it was just interesting. Hopefully we'll keep in touch and be able to meet up sometime.

I'm already looking forward to planning our next vacation...with Drake this time, but I highly recommend taking a couples vacation, too.

5 comments:

optimisticallyhopeful said...

Oooh, we'd don't that cruise before. Half Moon Key is probably the most beautiful beach I've ever been to. Looks like you guys had a great time! I can't believe how quickly our little ones are growing up!

optimisticallyhopeful said...

Yikes, that's supposed to say "We've done that cruise before..."

Jamie said...

We love to cruise! Looks like you guys had a great time!

Aramelle said...

Hello :)
I found your blog via Twinside Out, and I thought that I would venture over. Your trip looks fantastic! We've only been on one cruise; it was also on Carnival and was for our honeymoon. It was a-MAZ-ing, and we often daydream about going on another.

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Serendipity said...

oh you lucky thing, I'm dying to cruise - especially as we had to cancel our med one when I was pregnant and we moved back to Aus.

I bet you really missed Drake though!