Another check on the 30 before 30 list. This weekend, we hopped a quick 40 minute flight over to Nassau, Bahamas. Mike had never been, but knowing the weather would be great and the blackjack tables open, we couldn’t go wrong. Mike instantly made the casino his vacation spot, while my mom, London, and myself held down the pool and beach. A few notes about this trip.
1) No matter how much sunscreen I put on London, she still walked away with the most killer tan and highlights.
2) I only saw one other pregnant woman in a bikini, and that made me feel really awkward. Probably not as awkward as those looking on at me drinking virgin mojitos wondering what exactly was in my cup.
3) You have to gamble with money, to make money. Never sit down at a table with someone who is a rookie or just off the cruise ship for a few hours.
London really was quite the fish, she never asked for me to hold her in the pool as she normally does. The wading pool had a gradual slope and for the most part she could touch the bottom and was totally comfortable floating around on her own. When Mike was at the pool, she did insist that he jump in with her both forwards and backwards!
The big event of the trip, was our shallow water encounter with the dolphins. I had been talking this up to London for weeks and she was sounding certain of the idea, even after looking at pictures of her friend Olivia who had done this just weeks before. The morning leading up to this, she was on insufficient sleep and as we headed down to the marina she seemed very eager. Watching the dolphins warm up you would’ve though she was going to dive in alone if we made her wait one more minute. Well, our turn finally came around and as soon as we were given our bracelets and led to the orientation area, London melted down. She was full of tears and wanted nothing to do with the wet suit, water, or any dolphin what so ever. We sat through the video and I was set to go in alone…which I did. After about 5-7 minutes, I heard Mike yelling from the beach that London was putting on her wet suit and wanted to join me. She was still a little fearful of what would happen but I snatched her off the beach and sure enough she pet and kissed and loved on Kelly, the dolphin. When it was over, of course all she wanted to do was stay and keep playing.
All in all, it was a really nice weekend away. The Bahamas never disappoint!