Have I ever mentioned on SA how incredibly blessed I feel? I have many amazing things in my life, but one of the all time best parts is that I have not one, but two big, supportive extended families with lots of aunts, uncles and cousins. My spring term in school ended and I was able to join a number of those family members in the Bahamas for a vacation. Not a bad way to start off my summer break, right?
I’ll admit that I had expectations for this trip. I wanted sun, lots of time in the water, tropical adult beverages, and time lounging with family. While all of those things occurred in abundance, what I didn’t expect was how much time I would get to do animal watching. The resort had amazing aquariums and a day long boat ride around the area allowed us to hang with iguanas, feed sting rays(!), fish stalk (known to most as snorkeling) in beautiful water with a variety of wild life and swim with lemon sharks. Yep, I said swim with sharks!!!! It was crazy. I went snorkeling and a lemon shark was five feet away from me, blocking my path to shore. There I was hanging out in the ocean waiting for the shark to swim past me so I could get to the shore. The adrenaline rush was amazing.
As for taking pictures I feel like I didn’t get pictures of all the really cool stuff because I was too busy actually doing them. I did have to refrain from putting up a dozen pictures of iguanas on here. This post could have just been called, “Look, I fell in love with taking pictures of iguanas!”. Yeah, I get a little animal crazy sometimes.
May 21, 2013 6:35 am
It makes me feel good to know I’m not the only one who gets animal crazy! Although I feel misled; you said you would refrain from putting a dozen iguana pictures, so I figured I’d get to see at least 3-4. They’re so darn neat! Glad you had a good time! Miss you!
May 22, 2013 8:43 am
Laura, if I had know you would have loved to see more iguana pictures I would have been all over it. Yay for the animal craziness! Keep up the cat photos on fb.
May 21, 2013 9:16 am
Wow this all looks like a dream! Wish we could have joined everyone, but I am so glad you got to go! I am so grateful for our family too. <3
May 21, 2013 9:16 am
p.s. Love the colorful houses!
May 22, 2013 8:42 am
Our family is the best, it’s true. The colorful houses were everywhere- I loved them too.
May 21, 2013 8:23 pm
Gorgeous pictures! I’m dying to take a nice vacation so this has definitely sparked the travel bug for me!
May 22, 2013 8:36 am
Thanks Sasha! Yeah, little beats a good vacation.
May 22, 2013 4:12 am
Woah! How crazy is this? I just posted on my cruise to the Bahamas TODAY: http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2013/05/22/how-to-survive-and-thrive-on-your-first-cruise/
And you swam with sharks? You’re my hero. I would have been a goner.
May 22, 2013 8:41 am
What!? How funny! Oh and I’m not that cool, I was totally scared when I saw the shark swim by, but you know now I’ll brag about it for-ever!
May 22, 2013 7:07 am
I love that mural!!
May 22, 2013 8:38 am
Yeah, I really like it too. I saw it in a random alley and had to stop to take pictures of it.
May 25, 2013 9:55 am
Wow! your photos are amazing! sounds like so much fun!!!
May 28, 2013 10:57 am
Thanks girl! You are good to me.