February 25, 2013

Sail Away

Our first getaway for the two of us since Clara was born could not have come at a better time.  We so desperately needed the time away to relax and re-connect with each other and for those purposes, this trip was perfect.  We sailed out of Charleston which was great because we could drive there.  We had one day at sea, a day in Nassau where we wandered around the city, and spent the afternoon on the beach, a day in Freeport, Grand Bahama where we kayaked through a national park with a creek of mangrove trees and visited a gorgeous beach, and then another day at sea before we got back to Charleston.  We slept and read and ate more food than we ever needed.  We I had fun dressing up for a "date night" five nights in a row and laying out on the deck by day just soaking up the sun.  It really was ideal.  I pulled photos to post and there were 96.  That's too many for any blog post, even by my ridiculous standards, so I'm just going to show a few highlights and call it done.  But let me assure you, fun was had by all.

Our view the first night from our stateroom as we sailed away
Here are some shots of the ship itself (I didn't get many good ones!)

Dinner, night one
Towel Creatures!

Dinner, night two

We spent the morning in Nassau just walking around and seeing this cute capital city.

In the Nassau straw market, we had this sweet lady add Clara's name to a straw ladybug bag she had made.  Clara loves it.

A crumpled map is a sign of a good day of travel.  This made me a little nostalgic for my days of traveling. ... showing up, grabbing a map and exploring a new city..... but it won't be long before we're doing that with Clara in tow, I imagine.  
The afternoon in Nassau was spent at Junkanoo beach:

Dinner, night three

The next day we were kayaking through Lucayan National Park

Gold Rock Beach

Dinner, night four

Sorry, the night five dinner photo didn't turn out... casualty of handing your camera to a stranger!

And so much food!

It was just what we needed to face all that January and February had in store for us.  I'm so thankful for my thoughtful husband and for these great memories.  Let's do it again soon!


  1. you took beautiful photos - looks like a wonderful, much deserved and much needed trip!

  2. First, let me introduce myself. I have been reading your blog since my former neighbor, Frank Johnson, asked for prayers when Clara was born. I live in Charleston and wish i'd have known you were visiting. I would love to meet you in person. Come back again...and bring that baby :-) my son would love to play with her.

  3. Chrissy....
    Is that.... A Lego version of your cruise ship?! Wow.... Being self-described as "building-challenged" who can only construct walls for jailhouses while playing with my cousin, that. Is. Impressive!! ;)
    I love the painted toes picture!! Very artsy!! ;-D
    Is that you on a waterslide? You're certainly having fun!! ;)

  4. Am I thrilled for your get-away ... YES!!! Am I a little jealous ... YES!!!! Especially on this cold, rainy ICY day! So glad you had a fun vacation :).


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