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Emerald Bay Sailing Adventure

Posted on December 16, 2017 by under Travel.    

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Halloween Spooktacular Photos and Videos

Posted on December 16, 2017 by under Travel, Videos.    

I found the missing pictures from the Halloween Spooktacular!

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The lead is Linden, who was in the Deadpool costume in the previous post.

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The pictures above were from a Thriller medley type performance. I think the performance below is more of a traditional Bahamian dance performance.

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I didn’t get as many pictures as I should have. I wish I could have taken more. I was just so enthralled. I thought it was nice of the resort staff to put together a special Halloween show for the guests.

As you can see, I did get some videos. This one is from the Thriller segment.

Another short clip.

Here’s a solo performance by Linden.

That’s all the videos and pics for now. I hope you enjoyed watching them. Until next time! <3 <3 <3

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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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Red Lane Spa at Sandals Emerald Bay

Posted on December 10, 2017 by under Travel.    

We didn’t get any spa treatments on this trip because we had an appointment for a couples massage at Sveta’s (our favorite spa here in town) immediately following our return. However, I still wanted to check out the amazing resort spa so I could tell you guys about it. Here are some pictures.

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This is the path to Red Lane Spa which is on the far end of the resort, away from the hustle and bustle of the mail pool activities.

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This is the bright and inviting lobby.

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This is one of several treatment rooms. This one is for couples treatments.

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This is the pedicure area.

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One of the relaxation rooms (pre and post treatment waiting areas).

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I kind of wish we could have taken advantage of the beautiful onsite spa. However, the prizes were just too much. That, and we are very particular about our massages. We have specific people we go to. I’m sure that therapists at the resort are excellent but we are very picky.

We had our couples massage with Mindy and Johnson on Saturday, the day after we arrived back, which was perfect because I always feel like I need a massage after sitting in an airplane for several hours. And, Mindy and Johnson did a fabulous job. It was totally worth waiting until we got back to Wichita.

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