Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bahama Mama

Sadly I have returned from my cruise to the Bahamas and of course, the weather in New England has been just wonderful - rainy and overcast :(.  Thankfully I came back with a nice tan though!


It's going to take me a couple of days to get back into the swing of things (and back to the gym...), but before I start posting some Easter recipes, I wanted to share some photos from my trip.  I also want to let you all know that I finally tried Conch! And yes, when I say Conch, I mean I actually got to eat the meat from a Conch shell, which until recently, I did not even know that Conch shells had meat! It was absolutely delicious though and I really wish we could get it more around here.

Hope you enjoy my photos and I'll post again soon with some Italian Easter favorites!
The photo on the left is a mix of Pina Colada and the Hurricane.  The drinks on the right are a Miami Vice (Strawberry and Pina Colada) and Mango Swirl (Mango Daiquiri and Pina Colada)

Each day there was a different drink special served in a cute cup... I love coconuts so I had to buy this one!

Kalik - The beer of the Bahamas! In case you have yet to figure it out, we drank a lot on this trip...


View from my chair... I miss lying out in the sun! 

Pool/deck area of the ship

Each night there was a different towel surprise waiting for us... they were so cute! I forgot to get a picture of the first night, which was a seal. 

There were a ton of these guys running around Freeport! 

Front view of Atlantis resort from our snorkeling trip on the catamaran

I love snorkeling... And there was even unlimited complimentary rum punch on this trip!

It's hard to see in these photos, but this guy prepared a Conch salad in front of us! 

Pulling out the Conch meat!

The Conch salad was delicious!

Conch Fritters - reminded me of fried clams

Being a New Englander I was very excited to see a Dunkin Donuts in the Bahamas... :)

Warm chocolate melting cake... what I ate for dessert every night!


Dave and I at sunset and in front of the moon... Such a beautiful sight! And the sunset is cool too... ;) 
Beautiful full moon!

As you can all see, we drank and ate A LOT! It's very depressing to have to start dieting and working out again :( Hope you enjoyed my photos!


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9 comments:

  1. What a fabulous trip! Sun, great food and drink...and your sweetie by your side. Who could ask for more?

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  2. Looks like you had a fabulous time! Sorry you had to come back to clouds :(. At least you have a tan... I look like Casper.

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  3. Glad you had such an amazing time! Well done eating Conch (and you know its like 'i'm gonna konk you over the head.') I'll have to try and dig up a conch fritter recipe for you. In Cayman, they're more like hush puppies. Soooo good. They're great in ceviche too :)

    Love the little towel critters! Welcome back!

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  4. Looks like you had a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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  5. Haha, Dunkin is totally taking over the world. Looks like you had an awesome time - and got a bit of a tan. Glad you had a great vacay!

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  6. Lovely photographs and some amazing dishes you had there :) you making me super J now :D :D
    PS : LOL on the towels !!

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  7. I did enjoy your photos!!! What a wonderful time you had. We are headed to Atlantis in 116 days (but who's counting???!!!). We were there once before and I tried the conch fritter and they were darn good. And I'm also looking forward to renewing my acquaintance with Kalik!! Thanks so much for posting, I love travel pics!!

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  8. What an amazing adventure! It looks like you had a wonderful time.

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  9. Love cruising and it looks like you had a great time but New England....blech!! LOL I was born and raised in Massachusetts and I remember those endless, gloomy days. My hubby, daughter and I moved to South Florida 7-1/2 years ago and haven't looked back...we LOVE the Florida sunshine!! :))

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