We took a ton of pictures on this trip, and I’m only willing to edit them down so much, so… I’m going to break the trip down into several different posts.
We just got back from a wonderful week in paradise. We went to the Bahamas. It was amazing. I actually think amazing is an understatement.
The first thing we needed to do after customs was to pick up the rental car. I waited with the kids.
Can you believe they still have pay phones? LOL!
It’s hard to tell from the picture, but those moths are the size of birds/bats. They’re HUGE! They are all over the place, especially at night. We saw many interesting critters on our trip.
We had about a 45 minute drive from the airport to our Villa. It was pretty remote, but it gave us a chance to see how the locals live. We really got to see and experience everything that way.
Most of the roads are bumpy, winding and un-maintained. And unless you’re on the main stretch, they aren’t even paved.
To get to our villa, we first had to figure out which was the correct street to turn down. We needed to make a left at the two conch shells. I’m not even kidding. And let me tell you, it wasn’t easy finding those conch shells. Then we drove for about five-10 minutes through the “jungle.”
The Villa we rented was overlooking the water on one side, and the jungle on the other.
I don’t know who’s the bigger dork, my husband or my son. It’s a toss-up. My husband has been looking forward to this vacation for a long time, lol.
This was the “jungle” side. When you’re inside the villa, you’re spoiled with 360° views.
My nephew quickly claimed the hammock for himself.
And inside… This is the living/dining /kitchen “Great Room.”
I love that fish sconce. I’ve been searching online for one since I’ve been home. I found one that comes close, but I want THIS one.
Look at how they displayed these coins. I love that too! I see a craft/decorating project in my future…
That’s a pretty neat stove, right?! If I had room for a separate stove/oven, I would be all over my husband to do something like this.
The first bedroom…
The second bedroom…
The downstairs bathroom…
The master bedroom…
And, the master bathroom…
After settling in, we headed out to find a place to eat. It became a quest. Apparently, the local restaurants had such a busy day, that they all decided to close early. We found one open restaurant at the Fish Fry… Shirley’s.
Shirley’s had a busy day too! And to top it off, it was their last day before closing to go on vacation. So, the menu looks extensive but the bottom line was… You only had a few things to choose from… Blackened Grouper, Coconut Grouper or Grouper Fingers. You wanna guess what we ordered? If you guessed Grouper, you would be correct! LOL! At least you know the food is very fresh, and it was honestly very good. It wasn’t very healthy, but it was good. Everything is deep fried. And… Everything comes with a side of macaroni and cheese.It’s my greatest weakness. I was in heaven. I’m paying for it now though.
My nephew was entertained by the House Geckos!
And then again outside, with the Giant Moths! But wait… Our encounters with “wild life” didn’t stop there.
This guy was waiting for us at home. I pretended to be brave, I pretended he didn’t bother me, but honestly… Every time we moved, so did he. It was as if he was guarding the house against intruders. When we moved left, he moved left. When we moved right, he moved right.
We had to walk past him one at a time.
Dumb, creepy-ass tarantula!
We didn’t find anything exciting, just a few pieces of coral.
It was a beautiful night.
But, those moths… Uggh!