Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I'm Baaaaa aaaaack!

It was glorious! I have not been this tan in so long. I can't even tell you how odd I feel every time I look at my own arms. The Bahamas were beautiful. We stayed on Paradise Island at a club and marina. Here is the view from our room deck.

Next to the boat you see in the picture was the yacht Kate Hudson was staying on. The crew was kind enough to open our fancy $8 bottle of wine for me and Case to enjoy while we hung out in a hammock by the pool.

We spent a lot of time at the beach Parasailing, Jet Skiing, and drinking rum drinks. The parasailing was beautiful but not exactly thrilling. The Jet Skiing was thrilling. You ride over crystal clear water at high speeds and catch a few waves to get in the air. Check out this beautiful water.

We found a stand that was serving drinks in a coconut and for $15 you get free refills all day. Mmmmmm.... Bahama Mama!

We also went snorkeling which was an incredible experience. They took us eight miles out to a coral reef. I saw a giant sting ray that scared the crap out of me. The cool bartender on the boat threw some chips in at me and Casey so all these little bright colored tropical fish came swarming around us in circles. It was beautiful. I have never experienced anything like that before. I wish I had pictures. Instead, here is a pic of me swimming.

Here is a sad little shot of the island as we flew away.

I'm sure I will have more later. Possibly even my first vlog at the aquarium.


Darla said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAY! We did similar things on our vacay! I also went snorkeling and drank from coconuts...but like, they just poked a hole in the coconut and I drank the coconut water. Not quite as cool as alchohol inside. Mmmm...

When I went to the bahamas I also went jetskiing...I LOVE IT TOO. I love it so much that I want to live by water just to do it whenever I want. Did you go so fast you scared yourself? That was my favorite part.

Anyway, hope we hang soon. I am not tan from my vacation. I may be making beach trips to make up for it.

Reb said...

Such beautiful photos! Sounds like you had a great time.

Mike said...

Dood, did you see any sharks?

Sharks would be the only reason I'd go somewhere hot.

Sharks fucking rock.

furiousBall said...

beautiful, wow i need to get somewhere warm ... i mean besides jersey right now.

you look like a bond girl coming out of the waves in that shot.

Dana said...

Welcome back! I (and my tarp) missed you!! There was no one around willing to take me up on a little nekkid dessert wrestling!

Jay said...

Wow! That place is beautiful! And $15 all you can drink rum drinks?? Oh my!

Glad your home and had a great time!

captain corky said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a great time. I'm going to Florida and Key West next week. I'm very excited.

PS Did you smoke any herb while you were there?

Matt-Man said...

Great pictures Knight. I really like the sad departing shot. One thing...We need more pictures of your tan. Cheers!!

Anonymous said...

Did you see Captain Jack Sparrow?

Your nip is hanging out in that pic of you ....

Haaaaaaa .... made you look!


gr said...

15 bucks and free refills all day????

Karen said...

I am so jealous right now! Beautiful.

Leighann said...

Beautiful pictures! The colors are incredible. Glad you had a good time! Did you bring me anything? ;)

gr said...

hey, was I just reading that Kate H. and Lance Armstrong....?

GMEyster said...

Welcome back! Sounds like a trip that's right up your alley - glad you had fun :o)

Farmer*swife said...

What a great trip! So glad you shared some pics! MMMMMM, rum and sun!

I'm too chicken to snorkel. I'm too chicken to parasail. I'll jet ski (cuz' I can be in charge and drive) LOL!

Knight said...

Darla - Sounds like you had a good time in PR. I actually love coconut water. It's so refreshing. A lot more so than rum. Hey, let's all invest in a jet ski and keep it at your place so you can drive it out to the beach! Oh wait, we don't have money. Hmmmm. Some day. I loved driving it full speed and hitting waves that knocked us up into the air. It such a rush of power.

Reb- Thanks! I was afraid none of the photos would come up. That would have sucked.

Mike- Lots of sharks! I like sharks when they can't eat me. Freaky bastards. I'll post a pic of one for you.

Furiousball- I think Jersey was warmer than the Bahamas the week I was there. You have some nice Jersey beaches though. I wish the photo of me in the water was a little closer up so you could at least see the color of the suite. I think the contrast would have looked cool.

Knight said...

Dana- Nobody wanted to wrestle? You must be kidding. Maybe they didn't hear the part where it was nekkid... and in dessert. Well now that I'm back roll out that tarp!

Jay- Now that I think about it, most of the people reading this probably don't realize how cheap unlimited $15 drinks are to a New Yorker. Those Bahamians hook you up.

Corky- Key West? Nice! Hope you have beautiful weather. We didn't smoke any herb but we did get the offer.

Matt-Man- Sure thing! I'll post a tan pic next.

Knot- I didn't but I did see a pirate museum. (Didn't go in just had lunch at the pub attached.) I already carefully examined photos for anything exposed before sending links to family.

GR- Indeed. When we walked up a drunken tourist was thanking the bartender over and over again then requested a hug.

Anonymous said...

Well, color me jealous!
We honeymooned on Paradise Island, waaaay back before Atlantis was built. One simple peek into the photo album & I'm back on that beach. We did jet skiing too, until Joe flipped it. As I'm treading water waiting for him to right the craft, I look down & see little fishies! ooh, look fishies!! Then. In the back of my head; I hear the theme from JAWS start up. Once Joe got the jetski started, I made him take me back to shore. When Rufus (the guy who rented us the Jetski) asked me why I was back in shore, I told him that there are sharks in that water. He said, "Oh no, baby...the only sharks you need to worry about down here are the ones who rent you jet skis on the beach"

Knight said...

Karen- I thought so too. The color of the water blew my mind.

Leighann- Just these antique pirate nipple clamps. When I saw them I knew you had to have them.

GR- Are dating? I don't know. I saw that on AOL news but I don't follow that stuff.

GMeyster- Are you headed North soon?

Farmer*swife- I think you would really enjoy the Parasailing. I thought it would be scary but it wasn't at all. Just scenic and lovely.

Knight said...

Catizhere- That's so funny. The same thing happened to me. Casey threw us off when he was driving and we happened to be over dark water so I'm thinking, great, sharks. Then one of the locals said the only sharks you have to worry about out here are the two legged kind!

Anonymous said...

Hey Girl!!! I am so glad you had a great time!!!!You were missed!!

Your pics are beautiful!!

we got some catching up to do? lol

Luv ya sis!!


Jo said...

Yay, you're back! I'm so glad you had such a great time--it sounds amazing, looks amazing...that water is unreal.

You're gorgeous with your coconut drink. I loooove jet-skiing, but I've never done it in such pretty water...and the snorkeling sounds awesome.

We missed going to Hawaii this year so I'm ready for more of your photos...and a vlog! :)))

WomensDaily said...

I'm jealous...sigh...I could use a vaca like that. The pics are gorgeous, it sounds like you had a fabulous time!