-Arrived in the Bahamas to rain and gloom, but it cleared up quickly. We spent our time touring an old fort (Fort Charlotte) built in 1789. It never fired a shot in battle, but it was still cool to see. We even got to see the dungeons where they stretched people to death-lovely. After that, we took a water taxi over to Paradise Island. 75% of Paradise island is owned by the Atlantis resort and the rest is owned by celebrities and such. We spent a little time looking around, but of course a lot of it you couldn’t see unless you were staying at the resort.
-things I liked: the pastel-colored homes, the ocean, the Atlantis resort. Things I did not like: it was dirty and everyone wanted a handout (tips, tips, tips)
On the elevator going to our first island-the Bahamas
Military ship beside ours in port
A pretty lighthouse we saw on our walk to Fort Charlotte
Ammon with the cannon
A cute little guy we saw while walking
Part of the resort lagoon
We decided we’re getting one of these yacht’s once the kids are out of the house so we can go to any island we like, anytime we want….we can dream, can’t we?!
The pretty houses I was talking about
-After returning to the ship (and taking a nap) we got all dressed up for the first formal night. We enjoyed dinner in the main dining room. I had shrimp gratin, following by shrimp ravioli with coconut -lobster sauce and lime zest and chocolate soufflé for dessert. MMMMMMM. As if life could get any better, on a whim we decided to go see “Hairspray”. It was AMAZING! I’ve never been to see anything on Broadway, but I would venture to say that these people were broadway quality without a doubt. Even Ammon said it was probably one of his favorite shows and he’s not really a musical guy.
The pretty fountains under the Rising Tide Bar (a bar that went up and down about 3 floors every 20 min or so)
All dressed up
Cool, but rather unpractical chairs…see what happens when you try to reach the armrests?
More cruising later….