I have so much catching up to do on the blog! Yikes! And tomorrow morning we head off to Denver!
So let me do a quick recap of our post-Arizona adventure. We had a weekend trip to the Bahamas planned prior to our run to Arizona, so we were so glad the dates worked out to do both. We took the ferry out to Freeport, Bahamas, which is only about a three-hour sail. We had planned a lot of fun excursions, like a night scuba dive, church at the local (and brand new!) branch, and more.
Unfortunately, Levi J and I brought home some kind of stomach bug that we passed on to Levi just in time to hit him the first day of our Bahamas vacay. Levi spent the entire two days there throwing up and feeling like he was going to die. So plans went out the window and we spent the whole trip at the pool instead.
Luckily, it was a pretty fabulous pool. Lazy river, water slide, hammocks poolside, the ocean in sight...we definitely could have done worse. Levi J and I took a water taxi to a sweet little breakfast spot Sunday morning, then spent six hours in the pool. And when I say six hours in the pool, I really do mean six hours in the water. The little guy did NOT want to get out! He practically ate lunch with one toe still in the water. We spent a little time at the beach, too, but mostly swam in the pool the whole day.
We had to check out of our room at 10 am, but our ferry didn't leave until 7 pm. Thankfully, Levi was mostly done throwing up at that point and could lay in a hammock by the pool trying to recover for the day. By the time we got back on the boat, he could keep some food and water down and felt like he might survive after all.
We decided to upgrade our homeward-bound tickets to first class, which was definitely worth the extra $20. We got comfy, reclining seats, free soda and chips, and best of all, we got to exit the boat first in Miami, meaning we were first in the customs line and got to beat the crowds there and out of the parking garage too.
Levi J made some friends on the ride home by sharing his matchbox cars with some older kids. That meant mommy didn't have to find ways to entertain him for three hours straight, woo hoo!
It wasn't the trip we had planned, but I still maintain it could have been much worse. And luckily we live close enough that it is not a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So we'll just have to try again soon!