On Day 3, we sailed into Nassau quite early. Actually, we were still snoozing while the ship docked. Once we rolled ourselves out of bed, we got dressed for a day of shopping and the beach.
Here is a picture of a few of us that got off the ship.
Half of the group, including my son, went on a snorkeling excursion while the rest of us stayed close to the ship.
This was only my second time to be in the Bahamas. Last time, I was in high school when our family went on a 4 day cruise. The one thing that sticks out in my mind from that trip was how beautiful the water is there. I guess you have to pay top dollar for the prettiest beaches. I was a little disappointed in the public beach.......trash was everywhere. We just sat in the shade close to the water and forgot about the scenery behind us. The water in front of us was too pretty not to enjoy!
Sorry........I just slipped into a beach coma for a minute!
I took this picture from the beach.
I thought it was amazing how they can back these huge ships into the dock like we do a car!
After an enjoyable few hours on land, we decided to head back to the ship. The girls were itching to get back to the water slides on board.
We had another great night at dinner.
The picture below is really dark but I wanted to include it because............
we are now Thriller ready!
We took a class that taught step by step each move to Michael's Thriller dance.
Later that night, we went to the Hasbro Family Game Night show. I was selected to play Connect Four. Each team had to throw a basketball into a big Connect Four game piece. The team to get 4 basketballs in a row won. On my first 2 tries, I missed. Yes.....I played many years of basketball........with a net.... not a life size game piece. For my other turns, I nailed it! Of course, there are no pictures of me playing since I did not hand the camera to someone and say, "Take pictures of me." It was close but we lost.
Ella was selected to play Simon Flash. She had to press a button once her team got into color order. Her team won. She won a gift card to Hasbro.com.
A few pictures from the rest of our night.
My mom and 2 of her sisters.
Laney and I decided to bust out my prize from the Family Game Night show........a mini travel Connect 4 with teeny tiny game pieces.
A picture from one of our regular late night indulgences.........ice cream!
I know you thought I was going to forget but here is a picture of our towel animal for the night.