Sunday, June 22, 2008

Back Home Again

You know how it is, you love to go on a holiday and then you love to come home! My trip to the Bahamas was wonderful, but I missed my DH and my DS.

I did find out a few things! There are may may ways to eat conch and I tried at least a few of them. Bahamians are totally crazy drivers! Not only do they drive on the wrong side of the road, they often do it in American cars, so they are also driving in the wrong side of the car! Local restaurants there don't often bother to debone the meat! Watch out for bones in everything from soup to curried mutton. By the way for those who don't know, mutton according to the Mirriam-Webster dictionary is defined as follows:

Middle English motoun, mutton, sheep, from Anglo-French mutun ram, sheep, mutton, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish molt wether
Date: 13th century
: the flesh of a mature sheep used for food

Mutton tastes really good, especially if the fat is removed.

Keshia and her husband Michael were on the same flight as I was from Nassau to Ft. Lauderdale. Since almost everything sold in the Bahamas is imported, my friends were on a shopping trip to bring back tables and chairs for The Scrapbook Cottage's scrapbook class/scraproom. Can you believe that it is cheaper for them to pay for return tickets to the the US, shop there and ship things back than to order the same items online and have them shipped? Unbelievable!

I am also hoping that Keshia had a chance to go to CKC Ft. Lauderdale and will let us know, via her blog, how she found it! As big or smaller than last year?

I've been settling back in, enjoying being with my DH, watching Disney movies, from the Parent Trap to Santa Clause 3 to Ratatouille. I went out too, it was nice to be able to hop in the car and just go where I wanted. Strange the things one can miss!

I did complete a small We R Memory Keepers 2 ring album while in the Bahamas to put my trip pictures. I'll try to complete it tomorrow and share. I also worked on a 4th of July acrylic album today, which I'm also hoping to finish tomorrow!

So what have my friends been up to, I wonder!


Anonymous said...

Yippee...I"m first again...I sound like a second grader trying to be the line leader..."I'm first, I'm first"! Big deal.huh?

Glad you are back my friend...we have some catching up to do...

miss you,

Sandy said...

Glad to see you back safe and sound, and that you enjoyed your trip.
I like the idea that you work on your album while you are on your trips and then add the photos when you get back. What a great idea. I think that is what I'm going to do on my first cruise.


Cathy said...

Welcome home. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with Keisha and her family.
I can't wait to see the album of your trip. I received a small SEI album as a prize and am saving it to use on our next trip.

Anonymous said...

Coucou, je suis a Paris.
Toi tu es de retour des Bahamas, qu'est ce que c'est DH et DS ?
Tout va bien il fait beau c'est super.
Marie Laurence

Shannon said...

Sounds like you had a great time and that you got to see how it is there. It is probably a lot different learning from your friend than it is to come off a cruise ship and wonder around. I'm sure your family was just as excited to have you back home also. Can't wait to see pictures of your trip and of the album you made.