Tuesday, February 3, 2009
When it started raining FIVE minutes before we walked out the door to the cruise I must admit I was a bit bummed that the whole thing would be a wash out. It was raining and cold and windy when we took off, but then it got better. Saturday was quite windy and a little chilly, although mostly sunny, and Sunday was warm with a cool breeze. And when am I ever one to complain about being cool? Never. It was probably just perfect for me.
Waking up in the Bahamas.
Atlantis really is impressive. Britney Spears was even staying in that middle section suite ($25,000 a night, 4 night minimum) while we were there.
We somehow even ended up on the beach there even though you were supposed to pay to have beach access.
Really cool aquariums.
Towers with almost straight drop water slides inside (too cold for us to want to stay wet all day though so we didn't do it).
The private island was nice, crystal clear waters, and of course I ended up a little crispy in places even though I thought I was under an umbrella.
Cruises are kind of funny things though I learned, since this was my first one. A little cheesy and all about getting you drunk so you'll spend lots of money on the boat. The cruise director was the kind that speaks in that television announcer voice who bobs his head with every phrase he says. The singers and dancers on the boat are obviously ones that can't make it elsewhere. But it actually makes it pretty entertaining, I must admit.
Most of all (next to being with the husband for our first childless trip since we've had kids) I just appreciated being able to sit down and eat a meal without standing up 15 times during dinner, and snarfing down my food inbetween feeding three other mouths. Funny the things you learn to appreciate, huh?