Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Message From the Bahamas!

Keshia is getting quite the kick, having me try Bahamian food! Here I am making a total mess of things trying to eat a Bahamian mango. I had to go and floss afterwards, the mango was so fibrous. But the taste, mmmmm very flavourful! After spending the early morning of Monday puttering around the house ,we spent some time at the store.

Keshia's small but beautifully put together store is sure to be a hit with the growing scrapbook community in the Bahamas!

Lunch found us at the Petite Café where we had the boiler plate and mutton in curry. We visited a fabric store that had a lot in common with the smaller JoAnn’s stores we have in the US, in that it had a craft area, a very small scrapbook area and the like. After stopping in a mini mall to pick up a catalog for ready to embroider shirts etc, we went back to the SB Cottage.

Dana, Keshia's daughter, and I had a great time working on a new sign for her bedroom door, and generally enjoyed ourselves cutting out letters and adding stickes glitter to just about everything.

After leaving the Cottage we took Michael to his meeting and spent some time driving around the island. Anyone that has been to the Bahamas and Nassau in particular, knows how beautiful the island is and how amazingly clear the water is. You can see the bottom clearly even where the water is really deel. I even saw a submerged submarine on the crossing from Florida to the Nassau. I though I was seeing things until the guys behind me started talking about the submarine too!

There are apparently a number of caves near the beaches of the Bahamas. We did visiting the openings of one cave that is just a few feet from the main street next to the beach and is left open for anyone to see. And if you're asking yourselves if I went down in one the answer is a resounding NO! Not only do I not like small claustrophobic places under the earth, but these are inhabited by Bahamian bats, which I had no strong desire to meet!

I was pretty tired by the time we got back to the house and retired early. What a great first day!


Lynne said...

Sounds like you're having a great time! Loved the pictures.

Cathy said...

Love the pictures. It sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Don't forget the sunscreen.

Anonymous said...

That picture of you and the mango is great...I can practically hear you slurping the juice.