A trip to Nassau

On the way to Nassau we stopped at Arawac Cay:
Arawak Cay

The buildings had clearly taken quite a beating from Hurricane Sandy:

Hurricane Sandy damage


Nassau itself was not how I imagined it and we couldn't tell if it had been damaged by the storm or was simply worn down. I took a few snaps of some of the less dilapidated colonial style buildings:


Nassau Victoria Statue


Statue of Queen Victoria


Sam with a canon


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Welcome to the Bahamas


On Tuesday we flew from Philadelphia airport to Miami and then after a 5 hour wait boarded the smallest passenger airplane I've ever seen for the short flight to Nassau in the Bahamas. The plane wasn't even a jet engine, instead it had little propellers!

We knew that a tropical storm, Sandy, was on it's way and our first night was a little bit blustery. The first day we spent here was lovely and warm although not particularly sunny,  but I managed to do some reading lay on the sun lounger and we enjoyed a lovely meal out.


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Thursday was a day spent inside as the wind and rain picked up. The law of the sod kicked in and on the day that we needed it's diversions most, our internet connection failed us, much to Sam's dismay!

Sandy was upgraded to a grade 2 hurricane and was heading for us at 20 miles an hour by dinner time. The electricity cut out and our back up generator fortunately kicked in so we at least didn't have to sit in the dark. The outdoor furniture was placed in the pool and the shutters were closed on our windows and we went to bed believing that the worst of the storm passed us a by.

The sounds overnight were terrifying and we daren't open the shutters to look at what was happening outside. In the morning we were amazed at the devastation outside.

Take a look at the before and after shots of our pool area:

Hurricane Sandy on the Bahamas 1


Hurricane Sandy in the Bahamas 2


Hurrican Sandy in the Bahamas 3

Fortunately, we're all safe. And in a strange miracle, the internet has returned. The clean up operation has begun and hopefully by the end of the weekend the winds will have died down and the sun returned.

Welcome to the Bahamas.

Last day in Pennsylvania

On Monday, the day after the wedding, as guests dispersed across the world, a small but select group went to Amish country.

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First we went to Bird in Hand for a look around the craft shops and to enjoy a coffee and a cake. Then we met up with the married couple for a look around one of the quaintest shopping centres I've ever seen.

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As you can see we had some fun with the photo opportunities!

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Josh and Laurie's Wedding 2: The bridal party walking the aisle

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Josh and Laurie's Wedding 1: The groomsmen

Yesterday's wedding was amazeballs!!!!

I'm splitting up my wedding shots so it's not an overload and I'm starting with the chaps:

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Aren't they a handsome bunch?!

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