June 7, 2012

Day 11: A Cool Place You've Visited

Blue for the water, yellow for the sun, black for the people.

For my 18th birthday my dad took me to the Bahamas. His birthday is the day before mine, and he was turning 50, so it was a milestone for both of us. We wanted to celebrate in a memorable way, so a trip to the islands was a must. I had a blast while I was there. It was so much fun yet relaxing at the same time. And since we were out of the States I was able to have my first legal drink at 18 instead of having to wait until I was 21. The first few drinks I tried were a bust, but then I discovered the infamous Goombay Smash, which originated at Miss Emily's Blue Bee Bar in Green Turtle Cay.

Dad and me outside of Miss Emily's with some local kids.

Green Turtle Cay

The Bahamas was when my desire to travel really kicked in. I realized how beautiful the world could be, and I wanted to experience its beauty firsthand. For my entire trip I couldn't get over how gorgeous the islands were and how the blue the water was. This world has so much to offer, and I want to take advantage of every opportunity I can to see what's out there.

At the top of Elbow Cay Lighthouse: Hopetown

Nipper's Bar and Grill: Abaco

Devil's Hole

Pictured above are a few of my favorite places that we visited. 
1. I loved the lighthouse. It was the first lighthouse I've been to the top of, and the view from the top was gorgeous. 
2. Nipper's was one of the places we ate at while we were there. It's a pretty famous bar. The food is great; it's right on the beach; the colors are phenomenal. I loved it so much that I bought a t-shirt. 
3. And the last picture is of my dad diving into Devil's Hole, a fresh water hole that eventually connects to the ocean. If you're at the edge you can see where sides shoot straight down. And from all the broke-down, abandoned cars I saw on the road leading to this secret swimming spot, I can only imagine how many cars have ultimately been dumped into its seemingly endless pit.

*Part of the 30 Day Challenge

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