Saturday, May 17, 2008

Freeport, Bahamas

The final stop of our cruise was in Freeport Bahamas. We had heard about this shopping district and beach about eleven miles from the port so we took a taxi to check it out. We still needed to get some things for the ones we left home, so we walked around the shops for a while. The people were really nice and they weren't pushy like we had seen at our other stops. My favorite lines from the vendors were "Hey, put the breaks on come see what I have" and "Pretty mama we got some deals for you." I'll take a "pretty" compliment any time, even if it's just a sales pitch. After we were done we walked across the street to the beach where Chris and Brian once again decided to go snorkeling, while Natalie and I relaxed on the beach. There was a couple on the boat that was going to take Chris and Brian to the snorkel sight. They started talking to Chris and they asked if he knew how to swim. He said yes, and they confessed that they didn't. Huh! Why would you pay to have some one take you out in the ocean if you didn't know how to swim? They ended up having a dingy come and take them back to the shore. At one point the guy driving the boat turned to my brother and asked if he could drive for a while, which he thought was pretty fun. The guys were able to see more fish on this trip because someone from the boat was throwing french fries over for the fish to feed on. And my hand oil is going to ruin the ocean? Hmmm. Anyway because there was still a couple of hours before we had to get back to the ship, we explored the little area where we were. I was also able to convince Chris to do a little more shopping.

It was pretty cool to watch this guy make these walking sticks.

Steel Drummer

Captain Brian

Some soon to be obese fish.

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