Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Beautiful Bahamas

Peter and I celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary in style last month--we flew down to the Bahamas for three days and three nights. I'd been looking forward to this trip very much since the winter when we booked it. It was just the two of us who went--John was happy to stay with my family in Massachusetts while we were gone (he loves it there). I missed him terribly at first, but I got over it soon enough. It was a wonderful trip to a beautiful place and I've been wanting to document it here on my blog. So consider this Part 1 of what will probably be a three-part series!

We stayed in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, at the British Colonial Hilton, a big lovely hotel right on the ocean that looks like a grand castle from the back. The only disappointment was that our room faced the street instead of the water. Bummer!

I've always taken pictures of the interiors at the places we stay so that I can remember the trip better. This was our room:

And this was the hotel lobby. I snapped this picture wistfully on the morning we left, just before we got into the taxi that took us to the airport. Even though I was eager to get home to my little boy, it's still depressing when vacations end!

These were the lovely views from the balcony on our floor the first evening we were there.

Peter, checking out the view.

Don't these hammocks look very relaxing?

I took this picture down by the pool at sunset. Even though I'm a New Englander, I love palm trees and tropical places.

Next time, I'll write about one of the most famous resorts in the world...the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. It was an amazing place and I got some great pictures there. Stay tuned!