Friday, January 27, 2012

Last night Bob was awakened suddenly with a crash and breaking sound.  I didn't hear it but was awakened by Bob getting up and turning the light on in the bathroom.  I have been keeping a doll for my daughter for the past 13 years.  The doll has always been propped up in a corner by the tub.  The tub comes up three inches above the tile. Being in the corner she seemed stable. We just can't figure out how the doll ended up on it's back at the other end of the tub.  It's leg was broken to pieces with white sand-like pebbles surrounding it and the hat fell off.  It is as though she jumped.  Did we have an earthquake?  I checked the internet and West Texas had a 3.6 earthquake 3 days ago but I doubt that had any effect on us. So, I'm not sure what prompted the movement.  The doll belonged to my son-in-law's mother before she passed away.  My daughter wanted to keep the doll and trusted it with me.  She felt it was safer with me as her children were growing up. After discussing this with Joy we decided to have the doll sitting with the dress over the broken leg and maybe later taking her to the doll hospital. The whole thing is just strange.

Dolly Suicide?


Dolly's Broken Leg


Thursday, January 26, 2012

We took a glass bottom boat trip.  The water was clear and the day was perfect.  Here are a few shots of the shore as we pulled away from Port Lucaya.

Pulling Away from Port Lucaya


Light House at Port Lucaya


Beach near Port Lucaya


Friday, January 20, 2012

We took a city tour in Freeport.  I think our guide said there were four Burger Kings and two KFC's on the island as he pointed out a few of them out to us.  We were wondering why he seemed so enthused but these seem to be the only American Franchises there.  He showed us a McDonald's which was closed.  As we were leaving town he drove on a side street, stopped and said the castle on the hill overlooking the ocean belongs to the man who owns the Burger Kings and the KFC's.  It looks like the locals there like the restaurants a lot.

Castle in Freeport Bahamas


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

This is a good day!  It is supposed to be 76 degrees and I got my camera back from the Wyndham Hotel at Freeport, Bahamas.  This is thanks to Gustavo in guest services and Fe-Ex.  I really appreciate the honesty of the people at the hotel and all of their efforts to get the camera back to us. We consider ourselves very fortunate.

The beautiful white fluffy sands are difficult for me to walk on but I made my way to a chair and Bob took the camera to take some pictures.  I love the one below of his shadow. By the way, if it looks strange it is because he had a towel wrapped around his waste.

Bob's Shadow Taking a Picture


Card in the Sand


Me on the Beach at Freeport Bahamas


Friday, January 13, 2012

In 1955 Wallace Groves who was a Virginian Financier had lumber interests in Grand Bahamas.  He was granted 50,000 acres to develop the Freeport area.  Since then Freeport has become the 2nd most populous city in the Bahamas.  Wallace and his wife were responsible for building the beautiful Groves Botanic Gardens.

Me in the Groves Gardens in Freeport Bahamas


Info on Labyrinth in Groves Gardens Freeport Bahamas


Labyrinth at Groves Gardens in Freeport Bahamas


Thursday, January 12, 2012

After a tiring day of travel we arrived at Freeport Bahamas.  They had a New Years parade on January 2nd because it was their legal New Years holiday.  We were too exhausted to go but we shot these images from our room as it was locally televised.

Happy 2112 From Freeport Bahamas


Musician in 2012 Parade in Freeport Bahamas


New Years Parade 2012 in Freeport Bahamas


2012 New Years Parade, Freeport Bahamas


Parade in Freeport, Bahamas 2012


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Vacation in the Bahamas

I was rolling my suitcase away from my hotel room when I turned and glanced once more at the beautiful white sands skirting the blue calm waters surrounded by colorful palm trees and smelling the freshness in the air.  I bide fair-well to our vacation in the Bahamas.

If you are ever going to leave your camera behind, don't leave it out of the country.  Shipping is much more involved.  Fortunately security at our hotel found our camera and we have been working with the very cooperative guest services trying to get the camera shipped back to us.  Thank you Gustavo.  I am looking forward to getting it back because it is a nice camera and takes great pictures.  My husband and kids went together three years ago and bought the camera for me on my birthday. So I am a little sentimental about it too.

The pictures below and the ones I will be showing you until I get my camera back were taken from Bob's little pocket camera.

  

Bahamas - Viva Fortuna Resort - Wyndham in Freeport


View from Balcony at Freeport Bahamas


Palm in the Bahamas


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year to All!



Bob has been on vacation this past week.  He spent much of his time preparing the flooring for our new shed.  It doesn't look like it but it involved several trips to Home Depot, (which is 25 minutes away) vigorous digging, leveling and carrying materials. He also spent a lot of time soaking in the tub to relax his muscles after all of the  manual labor. It will be worth the trouble as we will be excited to organize our garage when he is finished.
We also took the Grand-kids to the movies and saw "We bought a zoo."  It was an enjoyable movie for all ages.

Although busy these past few days I wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a wonderful 2012 hoping for   happiness and good health throughout the new year.

Shed Flooring