Thursday, August 7, 2008

Home Sweet Home!

Well, we are back from our lovely vacation - but still need to post pictures from our cruise to the Bahamas!  Even though we were only there for 8 hours...we took just as many pictures there as we did our whole week in Florida! And here they are...

After taking way too long waiting in line to get on our ship, we had to go to a ship orientation and then a safety drill.  It took way too long and we missed our afternoon nap.  At least we got to wear these fashionable life jackets!


We had assigned seating for our formal dinners, and boy, did we luck out at our table!  All six of us were 23, college students, and trying to spend as little money as possible on our vacations!  All the meals were included in our cruise and we definitely took advantage of that!  We would each order about two entrees, three appetizers, and every single dessert! We definitely put our waiter to work!  We ended up spending each evening as a group and met up on the Bahamas to visit Paradise Island.  There's even talk of a reunion cruise!

Just off the ship and ready for a day of fun!

We rented a scooter for the day and traveled all over the island.  Adam was excited to be back and I was happy to be driving on the correct side of the road again (the Bahamas has lots of things from England that I like....plus beaches, ocean, and beautiful weather!).

For some reason, this picture seems all muted.  The colors were insanely vibrant...and the water perfect!  We stopped at Jaws Beach to take lots of photographs and decided to jump in for a quick swim!  Look for some new beach pictures on Adam's website soon...

We spent some time at Clifton Pier, which had a memorial for all the slaves traded here.  There are old slave quarters, a memorial sculpted out of dead trees, and the actual staircase used to transport slaves from the ships to the islands.  It made it much more real and a very important part of our trip to the Bahamas.  It's definitely a must see for anyone traveling there.

Because we were outside ALL day driving around....we got a little sun!  For once, Adam actually got burnt worse than I did!  Here's some proof (check out the lines from the camera strap!):

After spending 13 hours in three airports and two flights...we were so ready to go home!  We had a little surprise when we got back...our key wouldn't work!  Turns out KU changed our locks...while we were out of town...so at 10 PM, I had to run over to Jayhawk Towers to get our real keys.  Luckily, we were able to laugh about it...but seriously?  Of all the days to change our locks...the day we get home....life is crazy sometimes!

4 comments:

shoeless joel said...

You guys look like you had a great time! I'm still said we couldn't come see you in Florida. Next time, maybe we'll join you on that cruise! :)

Reagan said...

I love the new look of your blog :)

April said...

sounds like you guys had a ton of fun on your vacation! Very jealous. I can't wait to go on a cruise with my hubby...!!!

AdrianneJayne said...

Karen! That looks soooooooooooo fun! Can I please trade you lives? Ok.. maybe not, but really... I'm jealous! I'm glad you had such a memorable experience!!