My mother and I decided to do things a little differently this holiday. Instead of freezing our buns off in chilly Pittsburgh, we headed south for the sunny beaches of the Bahamas. We went on a quick cruise to Nassau and Castaway Cay on the Disney Magic which turned out to be a beautiful, newly refurbished ship. We left the day after Christmas and returned just in time for NYE celebration.
First stop, Nassau!
Immediately after docking on shore, we headed to Graycliff Manor. I saw a feature on this place on Destination Tennis and knew we had to check it out. It’s an historical mansion located next to the Governor’s house which boasts luscious gardens, a world-re-knowned wine cellar, and it’s own cigar and chocolate factories.
We enjoyed a delicious breakfast and then toured the grounds.
It’s a jungle out there!
I purchased a few goodies for the hubby who loves cigars.
Next we headed to Bay street which is the popular shopping district and also home of the Nassau Straw Market.
You could find just about anything here.
Just a little glimpse of how the other half lives…..
Check out part II later this week!