Vacation with Mom

Mom in the Bahamas

Last month, my mom and I went on a week-long vacation to the Bahamas just the two of us.  We stayed with family, which made it very affordable and actually very relaxing.  This is something I’ve wanted to do with my mom for a very long time, and I’m so glad we got a chance to do it.

My said she told some of her friends about going on vacation with me, and some people she didn’t know commented that they didn’t think that sounded like very much fun for me. Well, I’m here to tell you, I had a fantastic time going on vacation with my mom!  She’s my best friend, so why wouldn’t I have a good time with her?

Rain in the Bahamas
View from the patio of the rain on our first day.

Our first night in Nassau, we just relaxed with my Bahamian family.  Alice made lobster for us that was sooooo delicious. My mouth waters just thinking about it.  It was raining the first day, so it was nice to just hang out and adjust to the hotter weather.  They live on the canals in Coral Harbour, so from their back patio, you can see the boat owned by one of their neighbors.

The next day we went shopping on Bay Street. My niece helped me pick out gifts for Jim, and we had ice cream. So much fun! Until then, I hadn’t had the opportunity to spend much time with her, but I quickly became her favorite aunt from Michigan. After we finished shopping we headed for Arawak for some crack conch.  Yum!

Bahamian Food
Looks yummy!  Crack conch, Macaroni, Beans & Rice and Plantain. 

One of my favorite things about the Bahamas is the food, and trust me, I ate a lot of it while we were there.

Saturday, Mom and spent the day shopping just the two of us.  Mom loves to shop. I think she would have shopped every single day.  But she made a mistake when she packed to go to Nassau… She used her smallest suitcase and filled it completely. I’m not sure why she did that, because she knew she was going to be bringing things home.  In the end, she ended up buying another suitcase to bring home all her treasures.

My beautiful mother
My beautiful mother.

Mom has lost a lot of weight, and she got a ton of compliments when I posted this picture of her on Facebook.  She’s not on Facebook, so I had to read them all to her.  This was taken after we had lunch while shopping. It’s on a balcony overlooking Bay Street. I think she looks fantastic.

More food
More food! 

We also got to go to my nephew Jake’s birthday party.  Lots of food again, and all of it brought back so many wonderful memories. I can’t even tell you how many times I went back for more!

Me and Mom
Me and Mom

I love this picture of the two of us on the beach with Atlantis Hotel in the background. I’m glad Alice suggested stopping there to take a picture.

Mom and I had such a great time! I can’t wait to do it again.  Maybe next time we’ll take a cruise together.  She’s been on several cruises before, but I haven’t, so that would be fun to do together.

This is just the highlights from our trip. I have a lot more pictures of some gorgeous scenery that I’ll post later.

Do you like to go on vacations with your mom?  Where’s the best place you’ve ever gone with her?


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Loribeth Clark
9 years ago

As much as I hate to think about it… I know my mom will be gone one day, and I'm so glad I have the memory of this trip to hold onto when that time comes. I'm determined to make more of these memories with her for as long as I can!