Warning: this will be a long post!!
The busiest season of the year is almost over and to celebrate The Barracks & Aggieland Properties, our entire crew headed to the Bahamas. Can I get a WHOOP?
The Barracks is a development in College Station comprised of townhomes and single family homes catered to students with a wakeboard park and lots of other amenities. It’s pretty awesome. Aggieland Properties is Jeff’s property management company on site and he sold out the current phase of units!! Whoop!!!!
Any way, we had a party of 19 people there. That’s a lot of people to try and wrangle up at a huge resort like Atlantis. It definitely was like herding cattle but it was a FUN trip.
The Leatherwood clan left at 4am from College Station in order to get to the airport on time. The kiddos were definitely not as excited as we were.
They were little angels on the plane. All Sutton wanted was to eat, sleep and be with Mom. Jackson wanted to climb back and forth between Daddy and Mom. It was tricky. But the new toy trick definitely worked and the iPad was a hit as always!
We made it to Atlantis mid-afternoon and started the party right away!!!
If you haven’t been to Atlantis, there’s several different places to stay– The Reef, Royal Towers, The Cove etc. We stayed at The Cove this time. It’s all suites & geared towards adults. We had two awesome connecting rooms but I only got a picture of one before we “moved in”. Ha.
Our first full day was spent on Cove Beach. As always Jax loved loved loved every moment of his beach time. I only wish I had taken more pictures of him, but in an effort to keep Sutton in the shade I just forgot!
We went to Sea Fire in Harborside that night! Delish!!! As Kim says, “best dinner of my life!” With our bellies full, bottles of wine down, we gambled the night away (and every other night)! Kim is a budding gambler so she was really into it!
Yacht day!!! We chartered a 81ft yacht, Atlantis II, for the entire day! It was amazing! Amazing!!!!!! I literally could write an entire post on this day. We did so much. The yacht had paddleboarding, snorkels, pool floats, jet skis, jumping spots, chairs to lay out on, a hydraulic ramp that lowers into the water (awesome), canoes & so much more!!!
The entire crew was great and super nice. We had Piña Coladas on the reg, the chef made an awesome surf & turf meal, and awesome little snacks! They cruised us on over to our own little private island that was across from the island where Gilligan’s island was filmed. I think all 19 of us would recommend this trip to anyone!
We rented an awesome cabana on the beach/pool for Sutton to keep shaded! But I’m pretty sure the adults loved it more than her considering she just slept the entire day. Butler service, lounge beds, private chaises on the beach, poolside gambling= AMAZING!! Oh, and Jeff saw his favorite guy from Pawn Stars smoking cigars by the pool!
Only the best vacation nanny ever!
It was pretty much the best trip! Even though we took two kids under two on 4 planes, 2 islands, traveled with an extremely sick boy, got thrown up on, got pooped on, destroyed our hotel room, threw a vow renewal and pretty much spent all our money! Haha. But we are back to the reality of our every day lives. Taking care of a sick little boy at home is definitely easier than a hotel room or plane! So if you ever need advice for traveling with 2 under 2, I’m your girl!
A few more pics….
- Life After 50 In The Bahamas (thebahamasmagazine.wordpress.com)