The Bahamas / by Julie Cruz

Ok, so these aren't the greatest pics, nor do they do the Bahamas justice, but I was on VACATION :) Turns out I didn't take nearly as many pics as I should have, but when you're on the most amazing beaches you've ever seen, enjoying much needed quality time with your family, helping look for shells, swimming in the ocean and building sand castles.....well yeah, pictures aren't your first priority (well at least not mine). It's kind of like a chef going on vacation....and cooking the entire time ;) Plus, trying to keep water, sand, sunscreen, etc off of your camera isn't too easy either. Note to self: purchase or rent water housing for my camera next time ;) Oh and some of these were with my point and shoot (Canon G10) because it was raining one day and I didn't want to risk bringing the big camera. Of course, 10 minutes after we arrived at the beach, the rain stopped and it was the most amazing day. Oh well :) So anyway, we visited Key West, Nassau and Cococay. The water was UNREAL. Clear as drinking water, a gorgeous turquoise blue, warm.....and just frickin' gorgeous. Seriously, it made San Diego beaches look like dark sewer water. Oh and yes, I pull this right out of the water (you can't tell in this pic, but it was about the size of my whole hand). I wanted to bring it home....but I couldn't just evict the "tenant" ;) .........