Month: June 2015

Paradise Island Day 4 and a half

Last night my family and I got home from the Bahamas. We landed in JFK International Airport a little before schedule and I was finally able to sleep in my own bed. I was not happy waking up at 6 this morning, but work is important… Or so I’m told.

The last day and a half of our Paradise Island experience was definitely that. I sat in the water and fed cheezits to little fish, I went on a tube ride called “The Surge,” I drank a 25oz yardstick strawberry margarita, and we took a million pictures, of course. I was excited to come home to my own bed and normal LTE phone service but I do miss having my aunts, uncles, and cousins in rooms down the hall. Kids are annoying but cute, so they make up for it. 

All I know is that I am extremely grateful that this week is only 3 days long for me, because I am ready for bed like you would not believe!

   
        
                          

Paradiso Day 3

Today was spent by the pools, burning the bottoms of our feet and fighting over chairs. Obviously the weather was perfect and everyone was happy… Kind of. Tonight was spent celebrating love and watching a parade. Both were perfect in their own way,

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this yet but my mom’s immediate family came on vacation to the Bahamas to celebrate my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary. They barely knew each other when they got married, and they’ve lasted together for 50 years. I hope for a love that strong one day.

It’s not even late here and I can barely keep my eyes open. I’m calling that a good day.

   
                     

Paradising Day 2

What I like about this island is that there are a lot of options when it comes to things to do. 

That being said, we spent the entire day in one place, not moving. I love the beach. My back is burnt because of my love for the beach. I think I spent the first hour sitting in the water not even moving. Today was nice.

To get to the beach, you have to walk through the entire hotel, but they made it insanely cool looking so the walk is no biggie. There are giant tanks of all kinds of sea life all over the Atlantis hotel. My goal for this trip is to pet a sting ray. Wish me luck. Here is my cousin James and myself in front of a fish tank on our way to the beach  

Here’s ones of the divers blowing bubble rings in the tankHere’s a bunch of spiny lobsters in a tank above my head. It was a strange feeling  Fish!     Atlantis things       A storm came in     Baby stingray pool!

The amount of cookies I’ve eaten today would make a Keebler elf proud as hell

Today my mom’s family celebrated Father’s Day because we won’t be able to be together tomorrow.

It was also the one year anniversary of the death of my great aunt, so my family and I went to a mass at a church in Brooklyn. 

After the mass, my mom’s siblings and their families came to my house to make pizza. So here are some pictures of the mess that ensued.