Monday, June 1, 2009

Bahamas Part I

I have so many pictures to share...and stories! I'm going have to chop all this up into several different parts... We'll start off with the small stuff. :)

Flying Through The Sky...Pretty Clouds!

Drinking a Margarita at Chili's in the Ft. Lauderdale Airport.

My Adorable Husband. He loves getting his picture taken. Ha!

Our Room @ Sandals - it needs to be remodeled! But, it's cute!

Our Balcony
They gave us robes!

Our Garden Tub - I loved it!

Shampoo, Conditioner, Aloe, and Lotion! Love it!

Part of our Mini Bar! Yep, it was all included!

More of the Mini Bar - both were restocked daily!

So, that's Part I. I know, not a ton of pictures, but I'm trying to break these up into segments that relate to each other... LOL
A little about our trip...
Friday morning we woke up at 3:45am, took our showers, checked our bags one last time, and then headed to the LR Airport! We parked in short term parking (don't ask why) and headed to check-in! Now, I had been worried this whole time about the weight of our bags, since airlines are now having you pay for your checked luggage and if you go over a certain weight limit, it cost extra. I'm not a fan of extra fees, especially if they can be avoided. So, I was a tad nervous when we stepped in line. What I didn't know is apparently those fees and weight restrictions don't apply if you fly international. I think hubs said that we were allowed 70lb bags each...or they didn't even weigh our bags! So, no baggage fees! Hooray!
Our flight to Houston was pretty uneventful.

We had a slight layover in Houston before going on to Fort Lauderdale. I was pretty excited about going to the Ft Lauderdale airport, because I've never visited that one before. Let me just say, I had PLENTY of time to look around. We had a long layover and then our flight was delayed for another hour and a half or so. But, not to worry, Continental Airlines gave us food vouchers ($24 worth) and so we had a nice meal at Chili's (with drinks). Needless to say, those vouchers didn't cover but about half our bill, but still.. nice! So, after our meal, hubs and I read our books. Which is another huge thing - hubs bought a non-fiction book at the airport! I'm a big reader and well, he is not! He hasn't read a book since High School - so this was a major thing and I was proud as I helped him find a book.

Which, btw, he enjoyed his book and is almost done with it! He got something called Lords of Corruption by Kyle Mills and I was reading Killer Dreams by Iris Johansen. Which, I love her books...You should try them for a little something different. They're mystery/suspense books.
Anyways, we finally arrived at Sandals. We were picked up by our free shuttle. Our bags were delivered to our room (which is an awesome service) and we went and found some drinks! Since it was late (around 9ish) we didn't get to do a whole lot Friday night, besides relax. Which is what we needed after being in airports all day!

So.. A little about our room... It needs remodeled, but there wasn't a thing wrong with it - other than the bed was a little stiff. The mini bar was restocked every day and it was included in our package. (Hubs enjoyed that.) Also, a really cool thing is you could fill out a door hanger and check what items you wanted delivered to your room for breakfast the nex morning. It was something separate from room service and was also included. We didn't do that, because we found a great little place to eat brunch - we never got up before 10am! LOL But, I thought it was really neat that they did that kind of stuff. So, that's part I.. Part II might come later today or maybe tomorrow morning.

Sorry I didn't post more.. and gave you the boring pictures first - but I'm swamped at work! And this is all I could do on a 15 min break! Maybe I'll post more on lunch! We shall see!


Cammie said...

ohhhhhh. So jealous

Lacy said...

At least the room is really spacious! Sounds great so far! I can't wait to hear more and see more pictures!! :)

Jennifer said...

That's super cool about the baggage fees and all the stuff that came with your package at Sandals. I can't wait to see and hear more! (o:

Lindsay said...

I’m so happy you guys are having fun. I love seeing pictures. Oh and I’m completely jealous and my husband will be wondering why I start talking about the Bahamas out of the blue…again. :o)

Dawn Smith (Bee and Rose) said...

I would love a trip like that! My husband would love that mini bar! lol!

Huge fan of Iris Johansen too!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Sounds great! That margarita looks delish :-)

Tooje said...

Hi there...I'm blog hopping and ended up here from a comment you left elsewhere. :) You have to tell Sandals, which resort is this? I want to go on a trip where the mini-bar is included and stocked daily! LOL And of course the robes, too. Glad to hear your husband decided to read a book...I know the feeling of excitement when they actually pick one up! Men, sheesh. Happy Monday.

Q, La, and Gooner said...

Oh, so awesome. I'm SO glad that you got to get away! I can't wait to see more pictures!

jineen said...

i love the pics so far, alcohol and fun:) i am so glad it was a nice vacation for you:)

Marria said...

Looks like you had a fabulous vacation! I love snorkeling.