Vacation Recap: Bahamas Cruise

Usually I would do a weekend update but honestly this weekend I literally slept, ate and worked! I worked a TON of overtime this weekend.

So how about I tell you all about our vacation!

So we headed to Miami on Sunday so we could be there one day early. We arrived to 80 degree weather and sun ๐Ÿ™‚ We were so tired from our super early flight, I layer by the pool all afternoon and Scott slept in the room. He is not a lay in the sun typeโ€ฆ. but I met a couple nice people at the pool to hang out with.

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After lounging by the pool for a few hours I headed inside so Scott and I could get ready to go find dinner. Our hotel (which we stayed in for FREE, thanks dad for letting us use your Hyatt points) didn’t really have a ton of restaurants near it but we did luck out and there was an Italian restaurant a block away.

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The star of the dinner was the free bread and dipping oil! They put garlic chips in it and it was amazing!

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I decided since there would be tons of eating on the cruise I’d keep it light with a salad for dinner. So good!!!

Monday morning I woke up bright and early to get in a workout ๐Ÿ™‚

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This is courtesy of Lee at Fit Foodie Finds! If you have a chance check out her site!! She posts amazing recipes ๐Ÿ™‚ And this workout is killer! My legs were definitely sore the next day, and a couple days after that.

After working out I headed back to the room to pack up our stuff so we could head to the port.

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Our Boat

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All the boats are heading out!

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Downtown Miami

Our first day on the cruise was a sailing day. We sailed all day and night towards Nassau, Bahamas. We took advantage of the sailing day to explore the boat.

Our cabin was located on deck 4. The Windjammer, which is where we got breakfast, lunch and any other time you need food was located on deck 10. The pizza place and deli was located on deck 11. The pool and ice cream was located on deck 10. Our formal dinner room was located on deck 3. The one thing that saved me from gaining weight on vacation was the fact that we took the stairs EVERYWHERE!!

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The windjammer also had an amazing dessert buffet! Thank god for all the stairs we climbed.

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The Moonlight Diner is where we had our formal dinner every night.

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We had a three course meal every night there; appetizer, main entree and dessert. My favorite entree was the roasted duck. It was my first time having duck and it was phenomenal.

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On day two when we woke up we were in Nassau.

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Scott and I booked a snorkeling excursion for the morning.

It was a beautiful sunny day and perfect for snorkeling in the freezing water ๐Ÿ™‚ Once we were done snorkeling got to enjoy some rum punch!

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We got a kick out of the captain announcing we were sailing back to the port but really all they did was put the sail up. They kept the motor running so really we were just motoring in with the sail up!

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That afternoon we walked around the shops a bit. We were on a mission to find a bottle of rum for the remainder of our vacation. The alcohol of the boat was ridiculously expensive so we snuck our own alcohol of the ship ๐Ÿ™‚ We found some Pineapple Rum to sneak on! It was very good!

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We did experience about 10 minutes of rain, but the rain brought this amazing rainbow ๐Ÿ™‚

Every evening before and after dinner they had shows and game shows to attend. Scott and I went to the shows before dinner. Our favorite show was a juggler/comedian.

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Our favorite game shows were the love and marriage game show and the quest game show.

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The game shows were probably my favorite activity. They were always super entertaining and funny.

On the third day we were on CocoCay, Bahamas. CocoCay is a private island owned by Royal Caribbean. We took a tender to get from the boat to the island.

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They had a lunch buffet and tons of activities on the island.

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IMG_1980CocoCay was my favorite stop because we just layer on the beach all day and relaxed in the sun. The water was really refreshing and so clear. There is nothing like clear Caribbean ย water. We eventually had to head back to the boat though.

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On the fourth day we were in Key West, Fl. Key West was full of fun shops and sights to see.

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Incase your wondering the guy laying on the ground is part of the statue ๐Ÿ™‚ I sent this pic to my dad and he asked if that was Scott laying there ๐Ÿ™‚

Scott was on a mission in Key West to get some Key Lime Pie. We met some people on the cruise who told us where to go to get the best Key Lime Pie. Scott and I shared a slice and it was gone so fast I never got a photo! Scott means business when it comes to pie.

The sites from the boat were also awesome in Key West, crystal clear turquoise water.

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Key West was a great way to end our vacation.

I think Scotts favorite part of the trip was looking out our window.

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We had a great vacation. The thing I loved about a cruise is that you get to see lots of different places on 1 vacation. Scott and I both agree that we had fun but there is no rush to go on another cruise. I think that even though it was fun seeing so many places on 1 vacation I’d still rather go to a resort somewhere and then explore that one place for a week.

Wheres your favorite place you’ve gone on vacation?

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Friday Favorites V

It is time for another Friday Favorites courtesy of Katie!!

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According toย Katieย Friday Favorites isย all about the little things that made you smile over the past week. And anything goes! Because we all know that itโ€™s the little things in life that make it count, right?

Two of My Friends Got Married!!!

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Congrats Luke & Steph! They got married in Jamaica so Scott & I weren’t able to make it but I got to see tons of pictures!!! I will be doing a post next week dedicated to Steph’s bachelorette party and their wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

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Aren’t they adorable!!!

No More Coumadin

On Monday I met with my doctor to talk about when I could stop taking coumadin. Since all of my labs have come back normal I got the OKAY to stop taking my medicine!! WooHoo!!! Now in a week I go back to the doctor to have more blood drawn and as long as all of those tests come back negative I’m good to go to stay off coumadin!

I Have an Interview

I have an interview on Monday for a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Nursing job!!! I’m so excited. The NICU is my passion and ever since I was old enough to know what a nurse was I wanted to work in the NICU as a nurse! I’m so excited to have an interview and really hope I get the job!

Advocare 24 Day Challenge

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After reading about Becky’s amazing results with the Advocare 24 Day Challenge I decided to order it and try it for myself. I am planning on starting it once Scott and I get back from our vacation. I will keep you guys posted on my progress!

Vacation In TWO Weeks

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Courtesy of my parents (best graduation present ever!!!) Scott and I are going on a 4 night cruise to the Bahamas! We are heading to Miami, FL Sunday Feb 2nd. We will stay overnight in a hotel Sunday night and then we board the ship Monday. We go to 2 places in the Bahamas and Key West. I am so excited for a vacation. I will keep you guys posted!! Also if anyone wants to guest post on here the week that I am gone I would love that!!! Email me alexrunsforfood (at) gmail (dot) com

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BodyPump New Release

I REALLY love the new body pump release! It is so intense. I was able to go twice this week and I was aching everywhere during and after!!!

What are your favorites from the week?

Also head over to Katie’s page and check out her Friday Favorites!!!