One of the more relaxing vacations I've ever had!!!
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When I say relaxing I mean RELAXING... I mean I went my own pace, I wasn't rushed. I really didn't care what time it was for what. I did what I wanted, when I wanted. I freed my mind. I stopped and smelled the flowers. I noticed everything I took for granted. I saw things I've seen before that looked so different to me. YES I was in superslow motion.... And yes, I took pictures of everything!!!!
(On all my other travels my friends would say that I'm always away on vacation. Well I know you know that traveling is not really a vacation, it's more of an ADVENTURE. When I traveled it's always... "oh shit, we missed the train!" or "god damn! that's our boat sailing away without us!" or "can't stay up drinking all night, we have a game at 11am.
It was the beginning of February when my buddy Reed asked if I wanted to go down to Freeport, Bahamas to stay at his grandpop's townhouse at the Ocean Reef Yacht Club. I was like, okay, let me think about it YES! I pulled some strings and off we went!
Upon arrival to freeport we took a taxi over to the yacht club. Oh yeah it definitely had that Carribean island feel. Looked like there were palm/coconut trees all over along with other vegetation that weren't indigenous to my neck of the woods. The weather was perfect... Actually perfect for me, cold to the locals.
So now we've settled in and were told that every Monday at this yacht club they throw a party for the new arrivals. It's more of an icebreaker for the people who have timeshare, property in the club, or are weeek long vacationers there. They had food, drinks (lots of), games, and lots of dancing! That night was loads of Kalik beers and the local favorite, Bahama Mamas.... Yeah I think I got so sick of it that I invented my own, the Bahama Papa (pineapple juice with a lot of vodka- don't quote me on this, maybe there is a real bahama papa drink out there that i don't know of). So we got to eat, drink, dance, and mingle with other souls from all over that night.
People there I found, even though I know they were paid to be friendly to us, were very friendly and actually went out of thier way to help us out. I felt it that they were genuinely good people. We didn't get to go out to eat much. I mostly grilled food in the backyard and bought fresh seafood from the local seafood market (which i suggest you get to early because when thier catch of the day is gone then there's like nothing left to buy!). Seafood such as lobsters, shrimps, and grouper run pretty cheap! I can't say the same for the products in the Winn Dixie (thier supermarket).
I love buying food off some stands. You'll get an assortment of inexpensive local food like conch salad, conch fritters, and fried conch (oh yeah, I love the conch).
Also a lot of the outdoor stands that sell goodies are great places to buy your souvineers. I like it because you can check out a product, find out it's price, complain, get a discounted price, complain, pretend to leave, and then get it for an even cheaper price.
Gotta love the place, and the national parks there. Lucayan National Park is a great place... Just a small fee and a hop and a skip away you're going through underground caves and secluded beaches! Just don't forget to pack your lunch and always have your swimgear ready, anywhere! :)
Well what am I doing? I usually just let my pictures (and my captions) do the talking. Being fairly new to TravBuddy I have yet to put up a lot of my pics. I'd love to hear from other people's travels down here too.