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Halloween at the Resort

Posted on December 13, 2017 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

After Jay and Becca left the resort, Brian and I were pretty much by ourselves.

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It was Halloween so the resort had plenty of activities for those inclined, including a pumpkin carving contest.

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There was even a costume contest in the evening. Of course, Brian and I were unprepared. We didn’t pack any costumes because we weren’t sure they observed Halloween in the Bahamas. I guess they have enough American visitors that they wanted everyone to feel right at home.

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The entertainment team members were dressed in costume all day. That’s Destiny, above, dressed as Harley Quinn.

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Though you can’t see his face, this is Linden in the Deadpool costume. Linden/Deadpool also hosted the poolside trivia. It was a lot of fun.

There’s always fun activities put on by the entertainment team at the main pool but the added Halloween activities made it extra festive. They had an activity where you would mummify someone and other stuff. We didn’t get much of a nap that afternoon because there were lots of interesting things happening.

That night was our first “just us” dinner. We decided to go to Bahama Bay because it doesn’t require reservations. Here are some pictures of our food.

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I ordered the surf and turf, otherwise known as steak and lobster. I had no idea that lobster was on the menu every night at Bahama Bay until then.

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I could have been eating lobster every night!

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Brian was quite content with chicken and I’m not sure what that other thing is.

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I had a mini coconut crème pie for dessert. It was the best coconut crème pie I’d ever had. I actually had it again another night and Brian also ordered one for himself that time and he ate the whole thing. That’s when you know it’s really good because he hates coconut.

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After dinner we decided to check out the Halloween Spooktacular, a special show put on by the resort staff, at the bandstand. But, before the show started, they called everyone dressed in costume up to the stage to announce the winner of the costume contest.

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I was really disappointed that Brian and I didn’t get to participate. I think everyone who wore a costume got special resort gift certificates. You might have even got extra ones for being willing to make a fool of yourself in front of everyone. LOL.

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I took a bunch of pictures of the Halloween show but I can’t find them for some reason. I need to figure out what I did with those photos and videos so I can share them here. I hope they’re still on my phone. Until next time!

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A La Carte Breakfast at Il Cielo

Posted on December 10, 2017 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

Tuesday morning, Halloween, was Jay and Becca’s departure day from Sandals Emerald Bay. They had plans to spend Halloween night at Universal Studios before heading to Mexico (Valentin) to celebrate Jennifer Jacob’s BIG 50th birthday. Our breakfast at Il Cielo was our last sit down meal with them.

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Here are some pictures of our delicious breakfast.

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I think it’s pretty easy to guess who ordered what.

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I ordered the benedict (first pic), Becca ordered the omelet (second pic), Brian ordered the pancakes (he’s not very adventurous when it comes to food as you all know), and Jay ordered the steak and eggs (pictured below).

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The craziest thing about Jay and Becca’s departure day is that it was the day that all of the crazy flight cancelations started. Apparently, the airport only has one firetruck and it was broken. US safety regulations don’t allow US flights to land in an airport without a working firetruck.

Well, Jay and Becca were relying on the flight to arrive because that was the plane that they were going to take back to the US. Being the savvy travel agents that they are, they managed to reroute their travel from Georgetown to Nassau and Nassau to Miami. This was possible because local flights and Canadian flights were still running as usual. The airport firetruck issue only affected US flights.

Several people who couldn’t get rerouted returned to the resort (it took several days for the firetruck to be repaired). The resort was nice enough to offer these folks a discounted rate for the additional unplanned days. Such was the case with my birthday sister Sharon. We found out that we share the same birthday at the manager’s cocktail party. Anyway, she and her husband didn’t end up leaving until Saturday. Their flight just kept getting rescheduled for the next day and the next.

At least I can’t imagine a better place to be stranded. Sharon and her husband didn’t seem to mind staying the extra days.

Jay and Becca, on the other hand, had specific plans. They had a few more stops on this trip. They had to get off the island stat. They figured it out but we did get to hang out with them a bit longer as they came back to the resort to sort out their flight situation after their original flight was canceled.

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Birthday Dinner at the Bombay Club

Posted on December 10, 2017 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

Later that evening we celebrated my birthday at the Bombay Club. My 40th birthday dinner was also our last dinner with Jay and Becca since they were leaving the next day to travel to Mexico to celebrate another friend’s 50th birthday.

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I know. They live quite the luxe life!

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Here are some pictures of our delicious dinner.

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Everything was served in little metal bowls that are set on a base with a tea light candle inside to keep the food warm.

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The presentation was both beautiful and functional.

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The served us the most delicious naan bread I’d ever tasted.

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This garlic shrimp tikka was also super flavorful and delicious.

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I think these are the samosas. Brian LOVED them!

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Just a silly picture of me with our table centerpiece. LOL.

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An even sillier picture of Brian.

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Here are a couple of pictures of the menu so you can see the descriptions of all the amazing foods we enjoyed at dinner.

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Here’s a picture of me with the beautiful glass turtle that Jay and Becca got me for my birthday. Thanks, Dills!

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And finally, here’s a picture of our good looking dinner party.

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The funniest part of the dinner is that the entire day Jay and Brian were joking about having to go to the pizza place after because they were worried they wouldn’t like anything. Everything was so delicious! The Bombay actually turned out to be our most favorite restaurant at the resort.

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Dinner at La Parisienne

Posted on December 4, 2017 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

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Our dinner that evening was at La Parisienne, the French restaurant at the resort. It is one of Jay and Becca’s favorites there.

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Here are some pictures of our food.

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You can probably tell which food belongs to whom.

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Jay ordered the escargot. Not really my cup of tea.

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Here’s a picture of Becca (above) and Brian (below).

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The food was fabulous and the company was even more so. We had a wonderful dinner that night.

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Jay and I played some ping pong in the games room after dinner. I thwarted all of his attempts to beat me.

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Brian and I ended the evening with a selfie.

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Dinner at Barefoot by the Sea

Posted on November 27, 2017 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

We were feeling pretty casual that night and so dinner was at Barefoot by the Sea. Unlike the Drunken Duck, where Jay was kicked out for not having shoes on, shoes are completely optional at Barefoot.

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This selfie was actually taken at the Kimonos/Soy/Bombay shared entrance. We couldn’t get into Kimonos until Wednesday evening but we stopped in hoping that they would be able to accommodate a walk-in. No such luck.

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And so we ended up at Barefoot.

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The dinner menu is quite different than their lunch menu.

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Here are some pictures of food.

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This is the roasted pumpkin and spinach filo, which is not quite what I expected. I thought the pumpkin and spinach would be fillings wrapped in the filo. Instead the filo was the bowl. Interesting concept. Reminded me of a taco salad.

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This is the golden fried calamari.

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This is my snapper entrée, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It might have been grouper. I can’t remember. LOL. I just know that it was good and I really liked it.

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You can probably guess who ordered the chicken breast.

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I can’t remember what this is. 🙁

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After dinner we stopped by to see the show at the bandstand on our way to the games room for ping pong. Despite Jay’s best effort, he did not beat me at ping pong that night. Actually, he didn’t beat me at ping pong at all this trip.

He did buy himself a ping pong table for his basement though, but I’m not sure how much he has been able to practice because he and Becca keep leaving town. LOL. They’re enjoying themselves on a Disney cruise right now. What a life, right?

Our friend Roy (also known as Uncle Roy) is hosting a ping pong tournament in a couple of weeks. Jay and I plan to play in the tournament. I haven’t been able to play any ping pong so he might just get his revenge.

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