Friday, October 17, 2014

Paradise Island

This is part two of the pictures from my trip to the Bahamas.  I hope you enjoy it!

This is an old cloister on Paradise Island.  It was really fascinating to walk around and explore.

I had a lot of fun with my mom that week, it was so nice that my brother and I got to go with her on this trip!

The Atlantis Hotel was amazing.  It was huge and it had large sculptures or mirrors or murals everywhere you looked.  Truly a grand place, inside and out.

Another neat thing about the Atlantis Hotel was the aquariums.  They had so many fish, there were indoor and outdoor parts of the aquariums, I actually got lost in the tunnels of the aquariums twice!

There were lots of exotic and interesting sea creatures in the Bahamas.  My favorites were the tiny sea turtles and the sting rays.

This statue is at the entrance to the waterpark.  My brother and I made it our goal to ride every ride once and we definitely succeeded because we ended up riding every ride at least twice!  We really liked the "lazy" river (it wasn't that lazy, there were lots of waves and you had to hold onto your tube for most of the ride but thats what made it fun).

The scenery was vibrant and colorful everywhere you looked in the Bahamas.  From the cerulean blue of the Atlantic ocean to the brilliant greens of the palm trees and other tropical plants there was surely a lot to look at.

When we went snorkeling the last stop we made was over an old sunken tug boat where we got to swim above sharks.  My brother wishes we got to get closer to them but my mom and I were fine with being at 20 or 30 feet above them (even that was pretty scary to us!).

We made a lot of great memories on the trip,  I think my brother even had a good time!  We did everything from snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, exploring the islands and trying new food.  Plus we swam a lot.

I'm so grateful that I get all of these amazing opportunities to do fun things with the people that I love.  I guess you could say I'm a very blessed girl.


  1. I love this post! Glad you had fun on the trip. I loved having you and Nathan with me!! :)

    1. I'm glad you liked it! And I'm really glad we got to go. Miss you!

  2. Thanks for posting. I always enjoy your photos and commentary. I've never seen anyone so happy to be eaten by a shark! That one cracks me up! Love you awesome niece!

    1. Haha I liked that picture too, I think it's pretty silly. I need to come see you when I get back, it's been way too long. Love you!!