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Monday, April 21, 2008

Even more of the Bahamas

This is the last of the Bahamas photos, I promise. I have to admit this was not the most exciting place I have ever been, but we couldn't drive 1500 miles without finding some kind of photo ops!
The Queens Staircase carved out of solid limestone by slaves in the 1790's was our first destination in Nassau. There was a pretty, young Bahamian lady running up and down the stairs for her morning workout. Bonnie and Ken raced her up the stairs and kept up with her for one trip.

Our next destination was gardens and zoo. The main attraction at the zoo is the flamingo march. We missed it but enjoyed all the birds roaming around the garden free of cages.

There were a lot of schoolchildren visiting today, most of them in uniform from private christian schools.
The flowers, trees and bushes were plentiful and gorgeous.

In the afternoon, we got a taxi over the one mile bridge to Paradise Island. This is Atlantis Resort, reported to cost one billion dollars. It has shopping malls, a theater, and 35 restaurants.We toured the world's largest man made marine habitat, consisting of 11 lagoons filled with 14,000 exotic sea life, sharks and manta rays. They call it The Dig and it has has a system of interconnecting tunnels, underground rooms and chamber filled with ancient artifacts and stone carved hieroglyphics depicting the Lost City of Atlantis. The Mayan Temple water slide is a popular place for families with kids. Some people on the cruise reserve a room there and spend the day at the 14 acre water scape. A sweet moment!Down the street, we found Cabbage Beach, Versailles Gardens, and the remains of a 14th century stone monastery. Our taxi driver told us this is a popular place for weddings and that Oprah has a home just down the street. A lot of famous people have homes in the Bahamas: Johnny Depp and Sean Connery, Lenny Kravitz, Shakira, Michael Jordan, John Travolta, David Copperfield, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Sean "Diddy" Combs. If you own a $500,000 home here, you are eligible for permanent residency and there is no income tax!

The gardens over look Nassau Harbor.


Wendy said...


Savannah said...

Yes very gorgeous!!! Post more pics we dont mind.

Camezi said...

Personally, I'm tired of the tour of the lifestyles of the rich and famous. (Ok, so I have a jealousy problem.)

Finding Joy in Him said...

Wow! I missed all that?