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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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Birthday Surprise

Posted on December 9, 2017 by under Travel.    

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We woke up to this awesome birthday greeting on our doormat on the day of my birthday, which I thought was super thoughtful.

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Then this greeted us when we returned to our villa later that day.

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This is possibly the best, most creative towel art I’d ever seen. And it was all for me. Naturally, I had to take a bunch of pictures.

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I spent the rest of my 40th birthday hanging out at the pool. In case you’re wondering about the snowman, his name is Snowman. He is my coworker Jackie’s traveling snowman. He has traveled all over the world with various people. This time he traveled to the Bahamas with us.

We were careful not to take him everywhere so he would melt and die but he did get to hang out with us at the resort’s main pool that day.

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Ching’s 40th Birthday Adventure

Posted on December 7, 2017 by under Travel.    

Brian, Jay, Becca and I went on an ocean safari adventure with Island Routes on the day of my actual 40th birthday. The excursion left from the Emerald Bay Marina, about five minutes from our resort, which was super convenient. It meant more time adventuring on the boat and less time on the bus.

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Our adventure included swimming with pigs and feeding iguanas. We also got to see several beautiful islands, some privately owned and some uninhabited. We got to see a huge osprey nest that has survived multiple hurricanes and hike up one of the islands and enjoy magnificent 360 views of the Exuma cays. We got to see the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other. It was breathtaking. The only thing we didn’t get to do was snorkeling because a recent storm came through and kicked up the bottom of the ocean making it murky and hard to see.

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Here are some pictures from our amazing adventure but, before that, here’s a selfie.

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Check out this breathtaking view!

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Jay and Becca opted to skip the hiking portion of our the adventure and stayed by the boat. I think they missed out.

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I think this was either before or after our hike.

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We also went to an island inhabited by iguanas.

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Brian got out his mini Cayde for some fun photos.

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And then there were the swimming pigs.

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They were quite aggressive about getting fed chicken hotdogs.

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One almost hopped aboard the boat!

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Here’s some more information about the famous swimming pigs.

And a few more pictures from our excursion.

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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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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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