Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Coming Back to Reality



After living in the dream world that is The Westin on Grand Bahama Island, it's difficult to come back to normality. The days were beautifully warm and mostly sunny, the evenings just a few degrees lower with a humidity that served to relax rather than enervate. The meals we enjoyed were among the best I've ever had, even the room service breakfasts were wonderful.


We spent some time by a couple of the pools on the property, a cool drink close at hand. We also did a round of parasailing, took out a wave runner, and sailed a catamaran several times. All the activities were so much fun, but even with all our precautions of slathering on the sunscreen, we did get a little pink. The tops of our feet were burned the worst so that wearing some of our shoes was simply impossible for a few days. Not only was this the first time we'd been outside much this season, but it was semi-tropical sun - very strong.



We met so many wonderful people, agents from around the country as well as GMAC people, and renewed acquaintances with some couples we met on other trips. A month from now DH and I will be flying to Puerto Rico for a similar awards trip. It's going to be interesting to see how it compares!

15 comments:

Rachael said...

Oh Wow- Para sailing- arn't you brave!! Looks like fun though. The whole trip souonds like a blast.

Vonna said...

Oh my...I'm beginning to think I should tell my husband to switch careers! I've not been on a vacation since 2002! And I'm *not* kidding!
The whole trip sounds divine and such fun! Glad you enjoyed yourself.

lena-lou said...

Your trip sounds fantastic apart from the sore feet!
I don't think I have ever seen a sea look that blue and the parasailing looks great fun. I'm so pleased you both had such a lovely time even though it is a bit hard to re-adjust but that just proves how good it was for you :-)))

quiltorstitch said...

Your trip looked like it was just heaven on earth. I am glad you had such a wonderful time! Welcome back :)

Connie said...

Welcome Home! glad to hear that you had a wonderful time! What did you think of the parasailing? How did all the kids do while you were gone?

Lee said...

What a fabulous vacation! I'm glad you had such a nice time. Your pictures are lovely.

Barbara said...

Oh what fun!!! I have to speak to our boss (DH and I work for the same company)about awards trips... ;)

Jenna said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time! Glad to have you back, even if you are a little pink. :)

Chelle said...

Welcome back Von! It looks incredible. Hope your burn heals quickly.

Lili said...

My... It looks fantastic... And I am impressed you did parasail! Wow...
And anothher trip to look forward to in one month is a good thing...
Take care, Von!
Lili

Susimac said...

Its all sounds like you had a really wonderful fantastic time Von. Wow to the parasailing - well done you.

Sharon said...

Wow, what a cool looking trip. Glad you a great time!

Karoline said...

Sounds like you had a lovely trip

tkdchick said...

Sooo jealous!

Lizzy said...

Ohhh... Sounds like you had a lovely time, Von! :-) What beautiful piccys... Looks like such a lovely, romantic place...

My dd is supposed to go para-sailing on her cruise as well... Not me... I'm too chicken! lol

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