I Was a Bahama Mama

Two weeks ago, we headed to the Bahamas with Monica and Brad. We shared a big condo on Grand Bahama Island near Port Lucaya, and spent the week chillaxing. It was a belated honeymoon and a winter vacation all rolled into one.

Highlights included: snorkeling around a small coral reef, kayaking through the mangroves, dining on the beach at a place called Off the Reef Conch Shack, and drinking lots of Bahama Mamas.

Does it look like we had a good time? In case you can't tell by the photo, we had a blast in the Bahamas.

We consumed COPIOUS amounts of Bahama Mamas.

Bahama Mama Recipe
1 oz. Coconut Rum
1 1/4 oz. Gold Rum
1 1/2 oz. Nassau Royale Liqueur
2 oz's. Orange Juice
2 oz's. Pineapple Juice
Dash of Angostura Bitters (optional)
1/6 oz Grenadine
1 Cherry and/or Slice of Orange

We learned how to spear lobster and went snorkeling on a reef with a local guy. Later on, he danced with us to a steel drum band and took that photo of the four of us. He was a solid dude. I spotted a sweet flounder fish while I was snorkeling, which totally reminded me of the Little Mermaid. Thus, I had Little Mermaid songs in my head the whole week.

We ate several meals at this place called "Off the Reef Conch Shack." They treated us to grilled conch, conch cakes, conch fritters, and the best red snapper I've ever tasted. They also fixed us cocktails and played Bahamian music. It was a great spot for a meal. We had a great time eating, talking smart, and almost playing dominoes at this shack.

We kayaked in the mangroves through Port Lucaya National Park, which was pretty awesome. On our tour of the park, we spotted Parrotfish, an Osprey, poisonwood, mahogany trees, papaya trees, spider lilies, and raccoons.

We were treated to a fancy meal at Luciano's in Port Lucaya.

Our Menu
Cassolette d'Escargots
Steamed Mussels
Scampi Flambé Luciano's
Filet Mignon au Roquefort
New York Strip Steak with vegetables and BĂ©arnaise
2 bottles of Soave Classico, Massi

Most of all we spent a lot of time sunbathing, swimming in the ocean, and taking walks along the beach.

Check out the rest of our photos on our flickr site.

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gerg said...

Man, that sun felt good. Hurry up, spring.

Anonymous said...

Monica is great. Looks like you guys had a blast. DAMN! That last picture of you is SEXY! Love you.