I needed something new to hike, I needed to return to New England hiking and I needed to get my hiking legs back. Off to the Berkshires we went to complete to easy loop hikes. We arrived in Sheffield around 9:30 and while we loaded our packs on our back, a couple shared some trail…
It didn’t start out crabby, it started out stormy, our Christmas Eve Day. Rain plus sun rising on the other side means only one thing, rainbow creamer for my coffee! While I wrote the Saturday blog post Mike cooked up sweet potatoes home fries, fried egg, yogurt with passionfruit and more coffee. Our travels to…
A 3:30 a.m. wake up for a 6 a.m. flight out means a breakfast of champions starts our day.
We arrived to our terminal in no time, caught our first of three flights and landed a bit late in Atlanta. Our next flight was delayed and we worried we wouldn’t make our 1 p.m. check in time for the small outbound flight in Nassau. Well we cut it close and were checking in at 12:45 p.m. for our final leg of the trip. We boarded our 2 p.m. flight early but sat for a bit waiting for one passenger to fill our 9 seater aircraft to capacity. Love these little flights over the islands. We were able to spot Staniel Cay and waved to our friends on that island.
We landed, waited for our rental car lady to hand over the keys and took off. First stop was Yukon Jack’s liquor store for beer, this year we decided to branch out and buy a case of Sands, adding some variety to our beer drinking this trip.
Next stop were the two local grocery stores. Mail boats must have recently arrived, because people were busily putting items on the shelves and the markets were hoping, as only they can in the Bahamas. Our brains were a bit fuzzy, so even with a grocery list, we forgot half the items we needed or wanted. We did get two essentials besides the beer, Bahamian bread and gingernuts cookies.
Arriving at the cottage around 4:15, we unloaded the car, put groceries away and discovered a cold beer in the fridge. Well with that beer, we decided unpacking clothes could wait till after sunset and we needed to walk the property and watch the sunset.
The sunset was spectacular. Perhaps one of the best we have ever had the privilege of viewing.
After the stunning sunset, we headed in to make a quick dinner and unpack. While doing both, we noticed the afterglow that continued on long after the sunset.
It was an early night for us; due to being up in the wee hours of dawn, riding three planes, doing the airport sprint in Nassau, and remembering to drive on the left side of the road. All of that just wore us out. Glad to finally have arrived for our holiday break.
We escaped this weekend to the Northern Catskills. I know we just returned from five weeks in Kauai, but you see the college kids were moving in this weekend, which meant party central was going to happen and we wanted to avoid the aggravation (plan failed btw of avoiding the parties, they had big ones…