Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas in the Bahamas!

Christmas morning we went to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church for Christmas Mass. The conversation waiting for mass went like this:
Dad: Oh St. Francis was a sailor
Mom: Oh neat, how do you know?
Dad: Well, look at his last name, de Sales: he sails.
Dad: I still got it!

the church was very pretty and there was a really cute girl in a pretty red Christmas dress singing her heart out!

Then we were off to the beach. Laura built a snow/sandman and we just laid on the beach and read our books. The water was so pretty. Treasure Cay is 3 1/2 miles long was rated one of National Geographic top 10 beaches. The sand was very white and soft. I think we all got some sun on our white VA skin!

Today was cold and windy. We went to church, the grocery store and picked up Laura and Ben from the boat. We just relaxed at the house. Hope it's warmer tomorrow for our Ferry to Green Turtle Cay.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Day 1 and 2:

We left the house on Thursday morning at 5:30am for an 8:30am flight to Nassau. We checked bags, made it through security and to the gate by 6:30am! Record time! Our flight to Nassau was on time and uneventful. There was some debate on the time change in the Bahamas. Mom and I thought (with help from the internet) that there was no time change, but Dad and Tony thought there was a 1-hour time change. We were due to arrive in Nassau at 11:11. When we arrived the pilot told us the current temperature was 81 degrees and the current time was 12:15. Surprised by this, we all continued our debate about geography and the time change. After making it off the plane, through customs and getting our bags, we saw a clock on the wall that said the time was 12:00! Tony's phone updated to the local time of 1:00pm. So the confusion continued. We did finally find out that there is not a time changed here in The Bahamas, however, everyone makes their own rules and functions on their own time! Laura and Ben confirmed that there are guidelines, but no rules here in The Bahamas!

We had until 4:00pm until our flight left for Treasure Cay (The Abacos) so we took a cab to The Fish Fry for lunch. I had an amazing Fish Sandwich. We made it back and had a long line for security, but made it to the one gate in the terminal.

Our 30 minute flight from Nassau to TCB that was supposed to leave at 4:00 did not leave until 4:40. But Laura was waiting for us at the TCB airport when we arrived at 5:15 with our rental car! The airport was about the size of a living room and baggage claim was just right off the side of the plane!

We came to the house, met Frank, saw the boat and went out to the Marina for Pizza. We came back for a Hot Tub at the house, and all crashed about 9pm!

This morning we were up early, exchanged rental cars and then were out on the boat at 10:30. Lots of pictures from today!! The water is an amazing color blue. Laura and Ben are great sailors and showed us around the Sea of Abaco. Sadly we didn't see any Dolphins. Laura and Ben said this was probably the first day since North Carolina that they haven't seen Dolphins! We sailed until about 1:30pm and went back to the Marina then back to the house for lunch. Laura and Ben had some things to do on the boat to prepare for the storm that is arriving in a few days. Everyone else enjoyed their books on the patio.

We found the Catholic Church so we are able to go to Christmas Mass tomorrow. We called and talked to Father Roger to figure out Mass Times. He said "Midnight mass is at 10pm then we have a mass at 7 am and 9 am". Kind of made us all laugh!

Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Take Two

Don't will be getting your very own copy for your fridge!! Get excited!!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Real Housewives of Winchester

Tonight Amanda and I made Peppermint Bark and Chocolate Chip Cookies for our RAs. It is so yummo! Someday Amanda will make a great Housewife!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Parents back room. I have discovered that a must have for my house is a gas fireplace! I love that you can just flip the switch and have a fire in the fire place. So nice!!

I am also thinking about asking Physical Plant to replace my kitchen with a hot tub! I'm sure I would use the hot tub more then I use the kitchen...right??! ok a girl can dream.

The microwave Thanksgiving dinner was surprisingly great! Since we were without an oven and our pie maker (Laura) we had to settle for a yummy costco pie!

Because I was curious, and they will be going off the shelves soon, I had to see what all the rage was about. Four Loko is not what it is cracked up to be. I bought the cranberry Lemonade and Lemonade, because I just couldn't decided. They were $2.50 each and I was carded! Thank you Sheetz! Let me just say, the Lemonade hasn't been open and the cranberry lemonade was not even half finished. Not good! I called it a night and went to bed.