Friday, August 14, 2009

Show us your life. Vacations.

Head on over to Kellys blog to see who else is showing off their vacations!

My favorite Vacations.


Bahrain
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I flew to Bahrain to see my husband (He was deployed and was in port for a little over a week). Now the place wasn't AMAZING but it was fun, different and I hadn't seen my husband in months!

My friend Stephanie and I flew out to Bahrain from NYC. It took us 13 hours to get to Dubai where we caught our next (1 hour) flight to Bahrain.

It was hot. REALLY hot. It was October but it felt like mid august in the South.

We got our bags and headed to the hotel. Once we got there we got settled and went to go eat. When we got back from eating we checked our e-mail to discover that the boys were already there! We waited all night. I got woke up by Justin banging on my door.

We spent the rest of the week exploring the Island.


Justin and I at the Tree Of Life. No other plant life for miles...then this massive green tree.
Stephanie, Jimmy, Justin and I at the Tree Of Life.
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The we looked over and saw a herd of Camels! We walked down and the guy was so nice. He let us pet and ride on them. They were sooo big! I loved it!



This was the most memorable trip we have ever taken. It had been months since I had seen him and I knew leaving him that it would be months before I saw him again. Whenever given the chance I will fly to go see him in port.
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I never thought I would go to the Middle East for any reason. Crazy what you do for love.

Niagara Falls
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My Husband is a good sport. He puts up with all of the random ideas that I get. I really wanted to go to the Falls before we moved from the East Coast. We had a great chance to do it over a 4 day weekend. So we did. We had so much fun. It was really cold, but worth it. The hotel package we got gave us free tickets to the butterfly conservatory, the Niagara sky wheel, the tunnels under the falls and a free movie in our room and a pizza delivered right to us!

This is us on the drive and in our hotel room. It was a VERY long drive.
Every new place we go we check to see if they have a Hard Rock Cafe and the Rainforest Cafe if they do, we go. Niagara had both!
If you ever get a chance to go, go to the Butterfly Conservatory. It was beautiful! It had tons of butterflies and the plants and flowers were amazing. It was so much better then I expected. I think it was almost the best attraction to do besides the falls.
The Sky wheel was great! I was told to do it at night because it was so beautiful with the lights. We went up and boy were they right! The lights they use turn the falls all different colors. I think it would be nice during the day, but at night it will take your breath away.

The Falls! Wow. I have seen falls before and even swam under a few back home in Washington. But I have never seen any like this. They were huge.....(well duh, Kim) and so loud. We went during the winter months so most of the falls still had ice all over them.

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I would recommend the Niagara Falls to anyone! But I would go on the off season, check different packages and get the most for your money.

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These are just 2 of the amazing places we have been in the past few years. Check the left side of my blog to see the whole list of places we have been since 2006!

4 comments:

Brett Alexandra said...

great blog! I am a fellow Navy wife:)

Shannon said...

i don't know if there are many things that could beat camel riding! That's super COOL!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Those camel pictures look so fun! I'm trying to get M to go to Niagara Falls for our trip when he gets back but it'll be November so we're debating on if it'll be too cold! What do you think?

JG said...

I've never been to either of those places - I missed the family trip to Niagra Falls! And hey, who can say they've been to Bahrain? That's pretty cool!