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Sunday Funday at Sandals Emerald Bay

Posted on November 30, 2017 by under Travel.    

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This is Brian and Jay scheming on how they can watch the Pats game at the resort.

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As for me, I didn’t care either way. I was just there to hang out and enjoy some frozen cocktails. You end up double fisting it when they bring you drinks faster than you can consume them.

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We figured out that we could get the game on the TV in the games room.

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We also met a bunch of other Pats fans.

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Here’s a quick selfie outside in front of the Drunken Duck water feature which is right by the games room.

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Later that afternoon, we got on the “Butler Convoy” which is a great way for non-golfers to tour the golf course.

Here’s a partial video of the convoy.

Quick video of Jay and Becca at one of the stops.

There were many opportunities for photos.

Here are a few of the fun selfies we took at one of the stops.

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We just couldn’t resist snapping pics of the breathtaking view.

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Here’s a great panoramic photo.

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Here’s a photo of me and Brian that Jay took.

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Here’s a continuation of the convoy/golf course tour.

Here’s a video of us arriving at the cocktail party site.

Here’s a picture of some of the golf carts lined up when we got to the cocktail party.

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Once we got there, we ended up playing a few games organized by our butlers. This one is a short clip of the musical golf carts game.

Just a few pictures of the cocktail party at the end of the convoy…

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Since there was three-way tie for musical golf carts, they had to settle it via a dance off. It was hilarious!

Jay, participating in a dance off. The man next to him is named Brian. We met him and his wife on the flight to Great Exuma and had fun hanging out with them throughout the trip.

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The golf course tour was super fun. I’m glad we had the opportunity to do it.

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When we got back to our villa after a full day of play, we were greeted with this wonderful towel art. What a marvelous pre-birthday!

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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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Surprise Bath

Posted on November 25, 2017 by under Travel, Wishlist.    

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One of the best things about having butler service and having great butlers is that they know what you want even before you do. Our butlers were phenomenal at anticipating our needs.

On our first full day at the resort, we came back to our room after playing in the pool all the day and found the tub ready for a bath. They decorated it too. The bath was so pretty that I had to take some photos.

Brian and I were both bewildered. We were like, “Did you ask for this?” “No. Did you?” Neither of us asked for the bath to be run yet there it was — warm and inviting. Not ones to let things go to waste, we promptly got naked and hopped in.

The warm bath felt so good. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We made a mental note to ask for it again because it was so awesome. Of course, we forgot. We did have a bath made for us a couple of times without asking. That was nice. We enjoyed it every time. We had the best butlers ever.

They were attentive and helpful and knew exactly what we needed before we could think it. The entire time that we were at the resort, we kept forgetting to grab lunch because either we were too busy playing in the pool or we fell asleep in the cabana and every single time they were there to bring us lunch either from the Jerk Shack or Barefoot by the Sea.

This was easily one of the best vacations we’ve ever had. I hope we can make our budget work so we can start going there every year.

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Just a Few Videos

Posted on November 24, 2017 by under Travel, Videos.    

This is a video of the pristine beach and beautiful blue water.

Another beach video.

Fun Boomerang with Jay and Becca.

Video of Jay and Becca and some friendly folks we met at the resort playing pool volleyball. I took this video from the tower.

Brian got a video of me and a few other drunkies dancing in the tower.

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Afternoon at the Pool

Posted on November 24, 2017 by under Travel.    

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After spending our first morning at the beach, we spent the rest of the afternoon at the pool. Here are a few pictures.

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It was low season in the Bahamas so the pool wasn’t overcrowded. Our butler managed to reserve a cabana for us despite deciding to move to the pool late in the day. We also got a cabana for Jay and Becca just one over from ours.

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Mostly they just needed their cabana to have a spot to store their stuff while we played volleyball in the pool.

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I decided to bow out of pool volleyball after more people joined in so that I could participate in reggae dancing in the tower.

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I snapped this photo of the pool volleyball as I walked by.

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Entertainment team members Bratavia (left) and Ryan (right) taught us some reggae moves. I had a blast dancing with them. After it was over, they stopped by our cabana to tell us about the special Halloween show that the staff will be putting on later in the week. We also took a quick photo.

More vacation recap on the next post. Stay tuned!

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