After having a perfect wedding day, my wife and I started our trip to the Bahamas. We had been looking forward to this trip since we first booked it back in March. For my wife, it was her first trip outoutside of the US. For me, I was just looking forward to a week of relaxation and to unwind.
I’ve always had problems traveling. Like Murphy’s Law, if anything wrong can happen, it will. With the 2 hurricanes actively in the ocean and being in the middle of a very active hurricane season, I knew this was where Murphy would stick his head out and ruin my trip. Thankfully Murphy was also on vacation since our trip was flawless. Our redeye flight out to Miami was uneventful and while my wife was able to get some z’s, I was up the whole night. After a while I gave up falling asleep and decided solving Sudoku puzzles was the way to go. We arrived at New Providence Island and were quickly shuttled over to the Resort. At last, it was time to relax. With all the drinks I could have at no cost.I quickly made friends with the bartenders. The complimentary mini-bar in the room was an added bonus. I didn’t have to walk all the way down to the pool to make myself a rum and coke. In fact my breakfast throughout the week consisted of bagels and cereal washed down with rum. I couldn’t ask for anything better.
Our first two days we decided to lounge around and therewere no shortage of places to do that. Welay on the hammocks by the beach, lounged on the furniture in the sand and sometimes just floated in the pool. It was pure heaven. At night we would dress up and head to dinner. The resort always had something going on later in the evening, from comedians to musical shows to showings of the latest Hollywood movies. There was always something to do.
Throughout the week, the hurricanes kept coming back into mind. “Is Igor headed this way?” but every time the subject came up we agreed. “Bring it! I wouldn’t mind getting stuck here for an extra 2 days” But day after day. The sun came out the clouds stayed away and it was just paradise.
I do have to say; the night before our return home I was a little depressed. “Sigh, time to go home”
Our trip home was as easy as our trip out. We get home, drop our bags, and immediately think “well, we can cross the Bahamas out of our list”. “Now, where to next?”