A Merry Message To You

A Merry Message To You

We couldn’t let the Holidays slip by without sending out warm wishes to all of you.  Without further ado, if you have the bandwidth, hit that play button.

For those of you who are bandwidth poor right now (we know what that’s like!), I’ll give you the cliff’s notes version.

We’ve checked into a marina for the first time since we left Ft. Lauderdale on November 4th.  We were feeling reluctant as we’ve been deliriously happy out on the hook, living foot loose and fancy free.

However, we knew we were in for a little luxury when we floated up to the colorful buildings and friendly smiles here at Old Bahama Bay in the West End of Grand Bahama.  They are slowly recovering from hurricane Matthew but even still, it’s a lovely resort.  Because of the hurricane damage and the fact that its off season, we practically have the whole place to ourselves!

our first bahamas marina

It’s going to be a family fest this holiday and we’ve got a full boat and then some!  Here’s the roll call:

  • Forward cabin –  Jacob (brother) and Girlfriend Alexis
  • Aft Cabin – Lauren (Sister) and Boyfriend Gabe
  • Staying ashore nearby – Mom (Mary), Dad (Paul), Aunt Cindy, uncle Dennis and cousin Laurel.

Jacob flew in ahead of time to hang out and help us harvest plenty of lobster and coconuts to share (that’s our Christmas present to the family) and we’ve picked up lots of the good rum we’ve found here in the islands too.

jason and his brother harvesting coconuts
It only took a few hours, a pick-axe, a machete and a power drill to prevail over the coconuts.
the coconut squad
The coconut squad.
coconut carnage
Oh, the coconut carnage.
catching lobster in bahamas
The Bug Brothers.

That’s us and our holiday crew (we’ll make sure to post photos of everyone on Facebook, twitter and Instagram)!   As full time travelers its a really, really big deal for us to have a big part of our family come visit for the holidays. So, we are feeling extraordinarily fortunate and thankful this year…which brings us back to you.

From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank you for being a part of our adventures and our lives. You are our virtual family and friends.  It’s you that looks out for us, warns us, scolds us, laughs with us, cries with us and most importantly rallies us forward.   You being a part of our world, makes our world even more adventurous…and we love you for that!

We send our heartfelt wishes for everyone out there celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Decemberween, Festivus, Saturnalia, Yalda, Kwanzaa, or any other special end-of-the-year celebration.  We hope you’re spending it with family, friends and loved ones.  Happy Holidays everyone, we’ll see you soon.

– Jason, Nikki, Cleo and Singa