8/11-8/14 Las Vegas and Utah

I took my mom to Vegas for a few days.


I met up with a couple of friends for a spa day and dinner. ¬†ūüôā


We drove out to Utah for a day and visited Zion national park.  My mom and I walked about a mile in to the beginning of The Narrows, which is a hike through the Virgin River, literally.  The whole hike is walking in water about ankle deep or higher.


As soon as we got to the water, I hiked by myself about an hour in and an hour out while my mom read her book at the start of the river hike. ¬† I wish I could’ve hiked longer but I didn’t want my mom to wait too long. ¬†I had a great time.



Carnival Ecstasy Cruise to Bahamas – Day 5 of 5

We woke up and went to eat breakfast before we disembarked the ship. ¬† I had the smoked salmon bagel one last time. ¬†ūüôā


We went to South Beach Miami to swim.  The weather was nice and the beach was beautiful.   I loved the white sand and clear waters.


We ate lunch at Clevelander’s. ¬†We shared a delicious shrimp ceasar salad.


It rained for about 15 minutes but we didn’t get wet.


We then headed to the airport back to Cali.  A cute dog at baggage claim.


I had so much fun again on our cruise. Hopefully, another one next year!

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise to Bahamas 2015 – Day 4 of 5

Today, we arrived in Nassau, Bahamas.   We grabbed breakfast before heading out to check out the town.

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As soon as we got off the ship we caught a cab to Atlantis on Paradise island. ¬† There’s a few things to see there but you need a pass which we didn’t get.20150514_083246 20150514_085436 20150514_093713 20150514_093610 20150514_093750

We took pictures of the aquarium.

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Some people were swimming with stingrays and sharks.

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We snuck into one of the 11 pools they have there.


After we walked around Atlantis we caught a cab back and walked around the shops nearby the ship.   I wanted a dress so I bought that,  some souvenirs,  and James got me and some of his family some silver earrings.

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I bought us some conch fritters to try. ¬† A friend recommended I try that there so we did. ¬† I liked it. ¬†ūüôā


Later,  we got back on the ship. We grabbed some food and grabbed a seat near the window so we could say good bye to Nassau.

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We went to see a game show and had dinner.  We played battleship in the Library.

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My dress I bought in Nassau.20150514_193500


Carnival Ecstasy Cruise to Bahamas 2015 – Day 3 of 5

Today, ¬†we arrived at Half Moon Cay. ¬†It’s a private island owned by Holland America but Carnival, ¬†I think, is the only ship that goes there, as well. ¬†Other cruise lines own different private islands but heard this one’s the best and I think they’re right. ¬†The sand was like white powdery sand. ¬†We spent the whole day there. ¬† They offered free food on the island, as well.

Eating breakfast before we got off the ship.   Short video.


We took a tender to the island.

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Finally.   Amazing and beautiful.   The water was so clear.   We could see our ship right there.

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Ready for lunch.  Waiting for a ride.

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After lunch, we swam a little more and got some souveniers.

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Heading back to the ship.

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On the serenity deck saying bye to half moon cay.  We both took sea shells from the island and James made a pendant with one of his to give to me.   So sweet.

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We had dinner and sat next to 2 nice couples.

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The appetizers were good but I didn’t really care for my food this night so we went to the Lido deck and I ordered a mozzarella caprese sandwich. ¬† I put salami in it which tasted really good. ¬†We took it outside to eat on the balcony which was very nice.


I had a good day.   We got really burnt but it was so much fun!

I loved the seperate night light we each had above our beds. ¬†Every night I’d read my book while James was asleep. ¬†So peaceful. ¬†I miss that.


Carnival Ecstasy cruise to Bahamas 2015 – Day 2 of 5

Day 2 Carnival cruise to Bahamas.

Today, was sea day. ¬†We woke up and ate breakfast at the Wind star restaurant on the ship. ¬† I had fruit and the smoked salmon with bagel. ¬† I’ve had it before on the other cruise and it’s good.


We did a bunch of things on board like go to the pool,  play ping pong, and miniature golf.


We ate dinner and I ordered 3 lobsters.   James ordered 2.  Last cruise I ordered 2 and someone told me they had 3 so I wanted to try it, too.  I also had the stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer.  It was so good.


After, we went to a show on the ship. ¬†Before the show started the entertainers got James up to sing, my girl. ¬† Aww…


When we got back to the room there was the towel animal Carnival usually has.  It was a dog.


Carnival Ecstasy cruise to Bahamas 2015 – Day 1 of 5

We ate at our go to sushi place a couple days before heading out to Florida for a 4 night cruise to Bahamas.  We were very excited.


We left late sunday night and flew into Fort Lauderdale around 5am.  We made our way on the train down to Miami.  We walked around Bayside but everything was closed cause we were so early so we took the trolley to the port and ate at a breakfast restaurant we saw around there.


It was finally time to check in.


As soon as we got on board we went to the Library to play a little game because our room was almost ready but not yet.


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After we went to our room we walked around and grabbed lunch on the Lido deck.

Later, that night we went to eat dinner and saw a comedy show.


Desert Hot Springs 4/21-22/2015

We went to Miracle Springs in Desert Hot Springs. ¬†James’s friend recommended it. ¬† When we got there, we checked in and went straight to swim in the pool and hot tub and spend most of the day there.


Later, we got an amazing massage at the spa. ¬†We also, tried a Vegan restaurant his friend recommended in Palm Springs. ¬†I’m a meat eater but I was open to trying Vegan food. I had the fried coconut avocado crunch wrap with mango salsa and he had the coconut curry tofu bowl.


Hungry girl.


The next day we just hung out at the pool again till about 2p before heading back home.

Reading a little.


Talking to someone we met.


There were lots of windmills along side of the highway, I had to take some pics.  Driving home.


It felt so nice to relax and get away for a bit.