We were getting texts and emails from Jake and Drew who were back at home. The weather in Minnesota was cold and it was snowing AGAIN!
I felt bad for the boys but knowing what the weather was doing at home made us appreciate the sunshine and warm weather even more!
One of our favorite things to do on cruises is to sit on our balcony in the mornings with a cup of coffee and watch the view as we come into port. Peaceful. Beautiful. Serene.
Nassau, Bahamas coming into view.
We really didn't have any set plans for the day which made for a fun day of just exploring the island. We wondered over to the Straw Market.
Which was a huge building with booth after booth that looked like this. Some fun things, but I didn't really find anything I had to have.
We stopped at the Pirate Museum.
This was done really well and something Pete really enjoyed.
We took a cab ride over to Atlantis so we could walk around there for a while.
This was quite an impressive resort with so much to do. I could see coming back here for a little vacation with the boys.
We were to be at port until midnight so we decided to headed back to the ship for a little while to rest and freshen up before we went back out for dinner.
We had heard of an area in Nassau called the Fish Fry (also called Arawak Cay) and decided to give it a try. This area is a long street of colorful buildings/shacks all serving freshly caught seafood.
We had looked at Tripadvisor and found the restaurant Gullies which had come with some great reviews. So this was our dinner spot for the evening and we were so happy with our choice! We sat out side enjoying the great food and the perfect weather.
Pete's red snapper. (This was amazing, but it scared me a little bit. :)
My huge plate of Bahamian food, that I barely made a dent in. :) Grouper, macaroni and cheese, rice and beans, and my first time ever trying plantains which were amazing.
Strolling around the Fish Fry area taking in the sights and the live music playing.
We were back at our ship for the night heading to our next port, Coco Cay.