Saturday, November 27, 2010

Fun in the Sun...

On the plane ready to go.  Too bad a teenager vomitted on the plane and we were delayed so maintenance could change out the seat cushion...ew.

All of the cruise ships that dock next to our hotel.  I had never seen a cruise ship up close like this.  They are huge!  After arriving, we went to the straw market.  To say it was nuts was an understatement.  If you looked at anything the people attacked you trying to bargain.  I was so tired of hearing "necklace for the pretty ladies" and "pretty ladies I give you a deal".  It was utter chaos.  We did get two straw hats and a dress.
 In our first room getting ready to head to dinner.  We ended up changing rooms because we had an adjoining room with someone else and we could hear them sneezing.  Seriously, we were not going to deal with that or have them irritated when we came home in the wee hours of the morning busting up laughing. 

Our first dinner experience was interesting.  We went to Conch Fritters which was right across the road from the hotel.  Worst service ever.  Oh and in the Bahamas, a 15% gratuity is added to everything, so there was no need to give us good service, the chick was getting a tip no matter what.

Obviously alcohol is involved at this point.  Don't worry, we were very safe and stayed at the hotel bar so we could stumble back up to our room.  Our new room would not be ready until after 10:00 pm, so we had a lot of time to kill. 
 Red wine, why yes, I will take another glass please

We did once again learn that Michelle's limit on red wine is three glasses.  Something happens between that third and fourth glass and well, she loses her filter.  :)

When we first arrived, there were storms on the East Coast causing huge waves and the beach was filled with sea weed and trash.  I was amazed at how quickly it was cleaned up.

It was so rough hanging out on the beach drinking banana daiquiris looking at this light house.

Michelle enjoying her day.  This is the hat that did not make the trip back home. At least she is in a photo.

I could do this all day, everyday

The shops downtown

Captain and Diet Coke, why yes please.
Michelle already for the night ahead

For dinner the second night, the bartenders told us to try another place across the street called Imperials.  It looked as shady as all get out, but we listened.  It was so good!  Best fish and chips ever!  It was so shady that the workers are behind glass and you slide your money under the glass like you would at a scary gas station. 

These photos do not do the place justice.  While we were there a lot of locals came in to order, so you know it must be good.
Another night of way too much fun.  She has no idea that in just moments, the oil tycoon will come walking in. 

We met a lot of fun people this night.  We started playing a game called guess how old Keri is, (who would start such a game?) and one guy shouted 32.  Let's just say that by the time I was done with him he felt awful.  Sorry Bob.  He ended up being super nice and we enjoyed chatting with him for the rest of the night.
 Ah, waiting and waiting for the oil tycoon.  So while I was making Bob feel like an idiot, Michelle had a man sit next to her that told her he owns oil rigs.  Maybe he did, maybe he didn't, but we had so much fun with that one.  We have no idea of his name, we just call him the oil tycoon.  We kept saying black gold, Texas tea, for the rest of the trip.  I might have a video of us singing a song that we made up, but I certainly am not going to post it.  Just use your imagination.  :)

Us with our favorite bartender, Phillip.  (You can totally see oil tycoon's hands by the way).  Phillip offered for me to move to the Bahamas and live with him.  He told me that I would not have to work, do laundry, dishes, cook, grocery shop, or balance the check book.  Tempting, but he told me I could bring Kya, but not my cats or my husband.  Sorry Phillip, that is a deal breaker.

We walked over to Senior Frogs after this, and thank goodness they were closed.  Of course we were disappointed at the time (or at least I was), but glad the next day that we had gotten to bed at a somewhat decent hour.

The beach all cleaned up.  Gorgeous, simply gorgeous
A view of the hotel

Sadly, on Monday night, I was having way too much fun and did not get a lot of photos (I did somehow manage to get pictures of the serial killers, but not myself).  Monday night was such a fun night.  We met two pilots for British Airways at the hotel bar.  One of them was lame and he left, (peace out Mark!) but Stephen was hilarious.  We did make him show us his ID to verify he was a pilot and we told he we would be Googling him.  I am sure we did not seem creepy at all.  We spent a huge part of the evening having him say flat, mobile, cheerio, holiday and anything else that we thought was funny with a British accent. 

While still at the hotel bar, we met another guy named Steven.  Hey, why not keep it simple you know.  He joined in with talking to UK Stephen and next thing you know, we are at Senior Frogs.  I had been begging the entire time to go to Senior Frogs.  I thought there would be loud music and dancing, basically just a lot of fun.  Um, no.  It was lame, lame, lame, but I am easily entertained as you will see below. 

UK Stephen (serial killers in the background)

Alright, so I am not sure who started calling these guys serial killers.  Perhaps Steve or maybe me?  It is totally something I would say.  They were staring at us and I felt compelled to bust out the camera to take their photos, you know just in case.  Seriously.  I am not sure why I thought this was so funny, but I am pretty sure I had all of us wound up.   

Michelle at Senior Frogs

After a super late night, the only thing left to do is people watch on the beach.  Apparently there was a Rick Springfield Cruise that docked at the port and our hotel was hosting a private concert.  It was like time turned back to the 80's.  We saw all kinds of interesting things.
 Sadly, we stayed in on our last night and watched The Biggest Loser.  We did not even want to think about going down to the hotel bar.  I am sure Phillip and the other guys missed us though. 

We had such a fun trip.  I liked Nassau a lot more than Jamaica.  I never felt uncomfortable and I did not think there is as much poverty.  I would totally go back. 

Thanks for a wonderful time Michelle! 


********You have been warned*********

And just in case you are wondering what security was laughing at in my bag...

LDD enjoying a day on the beach reading

Just to clarify, LDD was a bachelorette party gift.  He went out on the town the night of my bachelorette party and tends to just show up at game night for a few laughs.  He could not turn down a trip to the Bahamas.  I almost peed my pants when security started laughing and I told them he is a huge joke.  Yeah, they searched my bag at the x-ray machine and again while I was waiting in line to board the plane.  Somehow, I managed not to die of embarrassment.  It was just too funny.  Life is too short not to have any fun.

Oh and my pay back for bringing LDD with me, I was totally seated next to a lady on the flight that was so big that she should have purchased two seats.  Yeah, pay back sucks apparently.


Heather said...

omg - I just spit my coffee out seeing LDD laying there sunning with his book! Too frickin' hilarious! LOVE IT! I knew he would manage to somehow sneak into your suitcase!

Looks like you girls had mucho fun! The pics were great as well as the story-telling! Can't wait to hear more :)

lindsay said...

omg hahaha. that is awesome. i mean the trip was great enough and then there's that warning... hahaha. you would be so fun to go on a trip with!