Hey guys! I hope these vacation recaps are somewhat entertaining. I know it’s not the typical what I ate, my exercises or did in my day-to-day life, but it’s fun to recap these and show you my pictures.
Today’s recap will be the final one; focusing on Wednesday and Thursday. It actually started to pour Tuesday evening, and from then on, it really didn’t let up at all. Total bummer!
Luckily on Wednesday we had planned our cave excursion, so we kept busy from 10-3, making us a-okay with not being on the beach.
Since we didn’t have to be ready to go until later in the morning, I took advantage of it to sleep in until 7. I hit the gym for a little HIIT and a leg workout. 5 minute warm-up run, 15 minutes of sprints, followed by a leg workout. It felt great!
We met around 8:30 for breakfast, which again, was the same as the previous days. Below is my plate on Thursday morning. I really wanted a chocolate chip muffin, so I took half of one, and added whipped cream to my plate for my pancakes.
Around 10:15, a little bus picked us up and took us 30 minutes inland to start our adventure.
The first stop was at Ben’s Cave.
We walked single file through the wilderness…. I really do not know what to call this, so wilderness it is haha. We got to go down into the cave and explore.
We didn’t have much room to actually explore inside, but it was really neat to look around and see fish swimming, roots growing like crazy, and all of that! I honestly thought that we were going to be able to swim in the caves, so it was a little bit of a disappointment, but after seeing the nasty water, I was relieved, ha!
We then walked about 2 minutes to the next cave; Burial Mound Cave.
Once we finished in the 2nd cave, we grabbed our bags from the bus and crossed the street to Lucayan National Park. This I believe is where part of Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed!
We had to walk along a boardwalk for 8-10 minutes.
And then we reached the Gold Rock Beach. It was getting really dark outside, as it had been pouring on and off all morning.
We were in the water not even 3 minutes and it started to torrentially pour. Soon after thunder and lightning lit up the sky for about 30 minutes. We huddled under a wooden structure with the other people from our group, trying to shield our wet bodies from the wind and rain. It was cold!!
We were supposed to have from 11:40-1 to swim in the ocean, but Michelle and I headed back to the bus early since we weren’t going to swim in the storm. Lindsay & Nicole stayed about 20 minutes longer than us.
The bus then took us to Banana Bay, which might have actually been where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed.
The tour guide said it was one of those…. I just can’t remember which!
The little restaurant was so adorable, especially the outdoor views!
We got back to the resort around 2:30, and we were really cold and tired. We took our time taking showers and getting ready, and then around 5 we headed across the street to the market place to shop around.
Around 6:30 we did dinner again. Sat outside at Social Bar to talk, laugh & kill time before the evening entertainment.
Naturally, Michelle was part of the game show that they did. It was so much fun & definitely my favorite night of entertainment. More ice cream & cake followed.
We spent our last night on the beach taking pictures and having a lot of fun together.
Sophmore year roomies!
Never roomies; always suitemates… but we were roomies on this trip!! 🙂
Senior year roomies!
Thursday morning was another rainy one. We had wanted to lay outside in the sun for a few hours before we had to check out, but we had no luck. The morning consisted of a run, breakfast, shopping again across the street for last minute gifts, lunch, packing and heading to the airport.
We spent Thursday night at Michelle’s apartment, before hitting the road Friday morning to head home!
And that was my amazing girl’s getaway with my fabulous college roommates.
What’s the best vacation that you’ve been on?
Where should we travel to next year?