Today was another wonderful day in the Bahamas. Once again we met for breakfast and started our days with a full belly. We decided to take a walk over to the Atlantis hotel and shop around some of their stores. Rick and Jake spent 30 minutes gambling at the Casino in the hotel and each won $90. We then headed to Cabbage beach where the sand was bright white and the waves were huge. It was a beautiful sight. We took photos and walked barefoot hand-in-hand for a while. On the way back to the Paradise Island Resort I accidentally mis-led everyone in the wrong direction. After 20 minutes of walking in wrong direction the rest of the family finally asked me to step aside. We backtracked those 20 minutes and found our way back to our hotel shortly after. Ok, directions are not my strong suit. I admit it!
This afternoon we spent time out at the hotel pool. Rick and the kids joined me in the water for some swimming and Frisbee tossing. That ended immediately after Jake threw the Frisbee and nailed Amy in the face. Unfortunately Amy was not even in the water at that time and was not expecting the toss to come her way. We checked her face/teeth and she should be ok.
Tonight we had dinner reservations at the nicest restaurant in the hotel. The food was tasty, the drinks were yummy and the company was unbeatable. It was nice to have a Christmas Eve without any dishes or messes to clean up. After dinner we joined the local school children in the lobby of our hotel to sing Christmas carols and listen to children recite poems about the holiday. It was a very nice way to spend the evening.
We did not get around to snorkeling today but hope to make time for it tomorrow. Most people don’t get an opportunity to snorkel and sun tan on Christmas day so this should be a holiday to remember!
Happy Christmas Eve!
Dor and the family