Monday, October 27, 2008

Bahamians

Greetings from San Salvador, Columbus Isle Club Med, Bahamas!

Well, I have a little time to write. Brad is off doing the night scuba dive, he'll be back in a couple of hours...so I am here relaxing on our balcony with lappy and a strawberry daiquiri, enjoying the view of the teal and navy blue waters...listening to the lapping waves and my new fresh dowloads. I guess you could say it doesn't get better than this! We've had a great time. If feels like we've already done so much and it is only Monday!

It seemed from the beginning that this trip was quite the comedy of errors. We choose to go to spa treatment before the airport and get lunch which put us leaving a little late. We get to the airport and can't find our reservations. We are waiting in line and I hear someone yell out "Dr. Brad" and Brad's friend Eli, who works at Delta, is sitting behind the desk and we get to go get helped right away!! The line is really short for security check, shocker, so we are rushing to our gate which is of course far away and we get there and our flight is delayed 30 minutes! Classic. Alas we have a connection in Atlanta so it is going to be tight....we get to Atlanta and our gate was supposed to be right next to the one where we landed. Of course we deboard and our plane is leaving in 1/2 hour on the other side of the airport. The terminal was poorly marked and we were almost leaving the airport trying to find it. We did, but didn't have any time to eat. So the last I had eaten was in Kenny's car chocking down a wrap from Rubios...we get off our flight in Fort Lauderdale and I just had to eat! I know you know the feeling. So we got from terminal to terminal looking for food. This was like 10:30 pm and of course nothing was open. We go to our hotel, and our nice nice friend Melanie Teerlink gave us a friends and family discount through her hubby. Alas the price weren't what was quoted at the time I guess and the hotel was double what we thougtht it would be, but it was still very nice....but no time to worry, we were short on time because the guy said the bar closed at 11:30...it was 11:15 and I was about to rip someones head off for food. We went down and I told the Bar keep, who finally showed up, that I needed food right that minute! I believe it went more like "Are you still doing dinner, because you better be, I need food" and I wasn't being funny. I think I choked out a laugh because he looked a little scared. So the kitchen was closed, chef gone, but he looked around and there was a lone turkey sandwich in the fridge. Who knows if it was the night helps' snack, but he brought it because he said "it sounded like an emergency"! Classic! So I ate the sandwich and shared a little with Brad. We ended up finding some delivery place and they delivered more food to us. Finally at 1:00 am we are going to bed finally fed! Saturday went a little bit better on the food front until we were done with a nice dip in the ocean and went to go get a little snack. Apparently at the resort right now there are 2 restaurants that are under construction from hurricane season. So that leave one restaurant and a snack shack. And at 6:00 pm-7:30 pm everything is CLOSED. No food! AHHHHHH! So we've gotten on a schedule of when we eat and where so as to avoid crazy Aisha. No, I'm not pregnant...but I might be hypoglycemic...

We are loving it here. It truly is Paradise! The beach is amazing. I really could live here. The food is good and it has been warm and a little cool at night...

Biggest news is that I decided that I wanted to get scuba certified. So I've already sat through classes, taken a test (passed!) and done all of my pool dives. Yes, I just went scuba diving in a pool! It was so cool. So tomorrow I am going scuba diving in the ocean!! Like real diving!! Brad gets to come on the dives which is good because it has been a little sad today not being to spend any time with him. So, when we return, I will be a scuba sista' !!

So needless to say, our Anniversary was amazing. It was "pink and white" theme for dinner...yeah, I didn't know they were going to have that option! Good thing I usually have a pink shirt lying around! So it was fun wearing my new white skirt because it was like a year ago when I was wearing white while we got married! I know cheesy, but I love stuff like that. So as I finish up this post I am watching the sun go down and listening to Brad's scuba boat pulling away from land. Ahhh....what to do now, take another dip in the pool? Ocean? A pina colada maybe? Hmmm...so many options!

Future posts: how we saved a french man's life, the "Road Show" at Columbus Isle, Brad and Aisha Scuba diving!!

9 comments:

Kazzy said...

Sounds like a slice of heaven, but a heaven without food. Which wouldn't really be the kind of heaven I would want, unless there was the ocean and lots of fun shopping to make up for it. Anyway, sounds heavenly! :)

Jordan & Melanie said...

What, the price was double. Ya, that's not right they should have given you the room rate for what you got it for when I gave you the paper. Jordan even said that wasn't right. !!! Anyways besides that I hope you have lot and lots of fun. Get super tan!!!

Nate and Mallory Johnson said...

Happy Anniversary, one whole year! Amazing. TIme goes by fast doesn't it? I am a little jealous you are spending you time somewhere warm and relaxing is comfortable, while I am spending my time wobbling around and relaxing is unbearable. So so jealous! Oh, I also hope you are enjoying being "scubafied" yes my word for it. I really enjoyed being able to scuba and see the ocean from underneath. Its very pretty!

On your way home why don't you just make a little stop here in Kentucky. Maybe you will be lucky enough to be here when baby is born. Wouldn't that be nice if he came two weeks early? Anyhow, enjoy your vacation!

Brad & Robin said...

Um...jealous! While I'm reading about you on your balcony listening to good music, the ocean, and sipping on your daiquiri...I'm at work...listening to the "tap tap tap" of keystrokes on my neighbors computer and sipping on a Dr. Pepper. I need a vacation.

Dave and Andrea Weisenbeck said...

Happy Anniversary!! I can't believe it has been a year already. Sounds like a rocky start to the vacation, but looks like things have calmed down. I am also so jealous that you relaxing somewhere warm. Hope you have a great trip and we will see you when you get home.
p.s. we want to see lots of pictures.

daveandabbyjohnsonfamily said...

Happy anniversary!!! Glad you two are having so much fun!! Love ya, keep the updates coming, I love it!

Ruthann & Lynn said...

B-rad didn't mention all the transport excitement and lack of food. I'm glad you survived. That now qualiies you for a tv "reality show." I can almost feel my toes in the sand and turqoise blue water. Happy 1st. xoxo mom j.

EmilyChipman said...

It's good to see the up date. clear from your Bahamas. I miss you and called your office. j/k glad you got your food situation down, I know how important that is. Can't wait to see pics. Keep having fun. Hope you got a good enough base tan.

Leah and Mike said...

How fun!! I am totally jealous, but I'm glad you are having a blast!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY