Friday, October 16, 2009

Bahama's - Atlantis

Day 5 was my favorite day. We spent it in the Bahamas. And not just in the Bahamas, but at the Atlantis Resort.

The hotel room in the middle arch way is very famous. The cost is $25,000 per night with a minimum of a 4 night stay. I guess I could save every penny for 4 years and just about have enough money for my hotel room...haha! Who has that kind of money? They even said you have to make reservation 2 years in advance. Let's go!

The scenery was spectacular. Evey view reminded me something I would post on my desktop screen saver. It was beautiful!

There were aquariums, ponds, and streams. They all had beautiful creatures in them.

We spent the day at the incredible, amazing Atlantis Water Park Resort

This was our favorite shore stop on the cruise. It seriously is something every person should experience.

Yes... I rode slide into a pool of infested sharks! It was a creepy, scary type of fun!!
I actually was having so much fun, I didn't take many pictures. There were slides of every type. The older kids were on the big slides and the younger kids had a HUGE play area. The family favorite was a 1 mile lazy river that had rapids and wave effects. Even my mom got in the water to check that one out.

There was a 120 foot water slide that ended in an Atlantis underground cave. I wish I had taken a picture of it. It reminded me of the movies.

After a fun swimming day we all relaxed for our last night on the ship. Garrett tried to teach Zander how to play speed. Garrett was even letting Zander win a couple of times. "It builds his confidence." Laugh! Garrett was so serious about it. This was his chance to be the big brother. This is unusual for the two.... they are usually fighting and teasing each other. It was a precious moment for me to watch.

I had one of these for dinner every night. Chocolate Melting Cake! Let's not check to see how many calories are in that delicious morsel.

A cruise just isn't a cruise without a good wait staff. We had the best on the ship I think!!

Gman and I decided to walk the dock one last time. We got ice cream (again).....

... and then went on deck to watch a movie.

I had to add this picture of Elmo. Zander's little friend has seen a lot of the world. Elmo is Zander's travel buddy. Last year it was Hawaii and this year a cruise! What a lucky little furry friend.

After several fun filled days Zander was exhausted. Good thing the cruise was coming to an end... Zander was worn out from so much fun. Seriously.... he was completely gone.

The ship was quit an adventure!!!


Lisa said...

What a trip! I'm glad you had a good time!

SJ said...

Wow that looks like so much fun! I'm going to have to look into that cruise! Nice job documenting it all!

Steve and Megan said...

The whole vacation looks like so much fun!! And this resort looks amazing. So glad you guys had a good time!

Rick...the meek and mild said...

What???? No mentioning the fact I was the only who got lost in this huge paradise during the day?