Pure bliss. Daphne and I relaxed (an abundance of sleep), soaked up the sun (minor sunburns), worked out (2 a days on some), visited the spa (maybe indulged more than we should have), read (finished 2+ novels each), enjoyed live music (bahamian style), ate delicious food (especially the seafood). We have definitely started something that could be a yearly tradition!
This is Grand Bahama Island a.k.a. Freeport City as we were flying in. It is the closest island to Florida in the Bahamas, only 55 miles off the coast.
We found a little corner of the resort that was ours each day, between the infinity pool and beach, our little solitude.What I read ~ in our corner of solitude ~
I started this book back in November and then haven’t had the time to pick it up since then till this trip. Wow, it is so powerful. It gives such an amazing insight into the women of Afghanistan’s lives that it really made my soul feel like I have abandoned my gender on the other side of the world. Great reading – Between “Kite Runner,” and “A Thousand Splended Suns,” Khalid Hosseini is here to stay.Talk about a stark contrast to “A Thousand Splended Suns.” Sarah Agnes Prine of “These is my words” is a true to the bone early American woman! I laughed and cried through the whole thing.The main market was right across the street from our resort, so we walked there once or twice a day for meals & shopping. We had our own little routine put together, it was great to try each place to eat, shop, mingle with the locals.CURLY TAIL LIZARDS! I would have LOVED to bring one of these home for Myla, if that was legal & all. They were friendly little lizards running all over. Their tails would curl up tighter as they ran.At times like these when the wonderful whacky sisterhood is being enjoyed – things change… Daphne is a brunette now and absolutely beautiful! I LOVE how her blue eyes just sparkle! The sweetest part of the trip was returning home to all my LOVES – I was given an amazing welcome home… MY HERO!of course, my myla had a note for me next to my bed that I found at bedtime when she was long off to sleep. This is one of the things she made for me while I was gone, there was actually a whole pile of stuff…