3.13.2012

The Bahamas

The first stop on our cruise was Nassau, Bahamas, home to Atlantis. Can I just ask, why do the cruise lines have to pull into port so early in the morning? I mean, you would think they would assume most of the thousands of passengers were out late the night before throwing back vodka shots, no? And then they expect us to be up and at 'em by 8 am? Hogwash I tell you.

Anyway, up early we rose and headed straight to Atlantis. Rob had been there before with his ex (gag) and the jury is still out if I have ever visited (long story). Want to hear something funny? When I got into a service area, I turned on my phone to check messages and got this picture text from my sister Boobie, with the caption "uh oh, that top one from 509 isn't directed towards you, is it??" (509 is our area code)...

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(from the popular site "texts from last night")

That gave me a pretty good laugh. My family knows me well. (And no, my confusion over visiting Atlantis before and being deported from the Bahamas are not related. But wouldn't it be awesome if it was?! I gotta step up my game a little...)

Anyway. Atlantis was...eh. Don't get me wrong, it was gorgeous. Absolutely stunning. However, we just walked around the perimeter and saw some pretty cool sea life...from behind glass. If we had been guests of the Atlantis and were staying at the hotel, I'm sure I would have loved it much more. Then we would have had access to the amazing waterslide that shoots you underwater through a tube and right past the shark tanks. It was a nice day (however a tad too chilly to strip down and swim in the ocean) and I did manage to get some pretty decent pictures.

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getting off the boat. Atlantis in the background.


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Atlantis.

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the waterslide. drops your straight down and through a tunnel of sharks.

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I think my heart is shaped like a palm tree. true story.

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his shirt says 69. HA. ha.

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face-off 

After Atlantis, we headed into town and were just about ready to sit down for some off-the-beaten-path local caribbean food when the hubs spotted SeƱor Frogs. Not sure if it was the slogan out front "If drunks could fly, this place would be an airport" or the half-naked college girls who were doing the conga, but hubs bee-lined it for the restaurant and it was either follow along or lose my husband in the Bahamas forever. Ok fine, maybe I was the one who started the naked conga line, but still.

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his

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hers

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mine

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check out those butts

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he made me

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fresh tableside quacamole

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Afterwards we just strolled around downtown, saw the sights, hauled our beer in a bucket and just took it easy. When in the Bahamas...

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Peace out Bahamas.

Tomorrow: St. Thomas and St. Maarten

ps. thanks for all your awesome comments on my post yesterday. I wish I could pack all you guys in my suitcase and take you with me. I'll be catching up on all your blogs this week!

26 comments:

  1. OOOOH. All that blue water and beer makes me YEARN for a vacation. One that includes blue water and beer.

    I cruised the Bahamas years ago and it was so much fun.

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  2. It looks heavenly...I wanna go back to the Caribbean in such a bad way...look at the water!!

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  3. I'm so ready for a vacation now!

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  4. I'm happy you had fun! It would have been totally awesome if you guys were able to access the slides.

    Senor Frogs in the night is soooo much better than the day but you can't ever beat those beer buckets!

    Looking forward to your return Raven!

    xx

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  5. Ahhh... nice! Pictures are wonderful - I am daydreaming at work about going there :)BTW: I love your tattoo on your arm!! Takes me by surprise every time I see it.

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  6. Love the pictures! Don't mind me as I stomp my feet and grumble something about wanting to go on a cruise to the Bahamas and go to Atlantis.

    The water is SO blue!

    In reference to your packing us in a suitcase comment: I will fit!

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  7. We did the same thing in Nassau, def weren't too impressed with Atlantis but Senor Frogs was sooo fun! :-)

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  8. I am seriously LOVING your hair color!!! GORGEOUS!!

    We stayed at Atlantis and LOVE, LOVED, LOVED IT!!! Everything was beautiful! I think I remember you stating your love for Lox? Ummmm I ate it EVERY single day for breakfast...um YUM!!! :)

    LOVE your pics! Isn't the view from Senor frogs pretty!! LOVE the bar stools! lol

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  9. Ahhh, that beach is SO gorgeous-- I need unlimited vacation time. Or just a traveling job. Or something. There are too many places I want to visit!!!

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  10. OH yah, I tried to leave a comment YESTERDAY but the shiz wasn't working on my iphone for some reason. Secondly, you are hot. Third, I love you. Forth, I AM JEALOUS YOU BITCH. I want to be somewhere tropical!!! TAKE ME IN YOUR SUITCASE!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. I can't wait to read about what y'all thought of St. Maarten. That's where we went on our honeymoon and we loved it. It looks like y'all had fuuun...I'm jealous! =)

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  12. Sooooo, the chick on the right in the Senor Frogs butt picture...I thought that shit was legitimately her crack! HA!

    P.S. I may or may not have won a beer chugging contest at Senor Frogs and started a conga line of my own with free tequila shots while in college...

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  13. ahhh, your pictures are so great! love them all! i want to go on a cruise!!!

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  14. Ahh SO jealous!! Looks so fun!

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  15. fun!!! looks like a blast. that is hilarious about those butts on teh bar stool- you crack me up!

    and i really like this hair color on you!

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  16. The husband wants to take another cruise for his 30th this summer. These posts are not helping my vacation fever! Blue water....beer....and no kid? Yes please!

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  17. I loved this post! Loved the pictures! Glad that wasn't you that was deported from the bahamas. Seems like you will be stopping at a few of the islands we, well you, rachel mom and dad stopped at during our cruise--was that really over 10 years ago??!!!
    My favorite picture is of Rob facing off with the fish. and i agree the lady on the right in the butt bar chair picture looks like it really is her. and love the lady with the boob tattoo taking shots with you. and um...fresh quac is the best!

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  18. Goshhhh I am beyond jealous of you! I am dying to go to the Bahamas and stay at the Atlantis! Please tell me you are going down that slide in the shark tank! That is awesome!

    Have fun doll and have a margarita (or two or three) for me!!

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  19. your hubbie kills me. too funny.

    so pretty!!! bet it was so nice to get away :)

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  20. ahh so pretty!!!
    I need a vacay. stat.

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  21. That first girl in the butt chair looked so real! hahah i really thought that was her butt :) Looks like you guys are having fun!

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  22. How freakin awesome!!! I am so jealous of all of your vacays!!! Looks like the Bahamas was a great time.

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  23. The last cruise I went on took us to the Bahamas & we paid to do the watermark thing. So much fun & that slide was bad ass!!! Sharks freak me the hell out though! I just had to go on it after seeing it on the dang tv commercials all the time! Love all of your pics. Makes me wish I was on the beach instead of the snow right now!!

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