Bahamian Rhapsody

This past summer, I had the opportunity to take two months off from school, work, and life in general.  Two months of freedom…!  What was I to do?  Well, one of my goals was to be more consistent with my blog posts.  After all, blogging would be much easier when I had an unlimited amount of free time, right?

It turns out I did a grand total of two blog posts over the summer.

Oops, my bad…

Then I remember: nobody cares!  But I figured I should at least give a brief account of my trip to the Bahamas (hence the title Bahamian Rhapsody… just to clarify, I know that the name of the song is actually Bohemian Rhapsody, so I ask Queen fans not to throw rocks at me), which was definitely the highlight of my summer.

Since I neither worked nor studied for two months, taking a vacation from that seemed almost undeserved… but then I got over that and moved on with my life.  After all, nothing quite says summer like taking a vacation to an exotic destination!  This past July I had the opportunity to go on a cruise with my family and some friends.  Our stop included the Florida Keys, Nassau and Freeport (the latter two locales being islands in the Bahamas).

We ended our vacation by spending a few days in Orlando, part of that time being spent at Universal’s Islands of Adventure–home of Harry Potter land!  Having read the Harry Potter books so many times that I stopped bothering to keep track, this was a special treat for me, as I’m sure it was for the rest of my family as well.  The whole vacation really was nothing short of incredible.  As I gazed upon the clear blue waters of the Bahama islands, the turrets of Hogwarts in Harry Potter land, and many more sights you just don’t get in the desert landscape of the Arizona valley (no offense to my hometown), I couldn’t help but think to myself: Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy?  Actually, I didn’t think that at all, but it fits in nice with this post’s title, doesn’t it?

Probably the best way to describe the trip is to call it an “escape from reality.”   Vacations truly are one of the best (though most expensive) ways to break the monotony of life.

Admittedly, I haven’t traveled all that much (aside from the occasional two-year excursion to the other side of the world), but I hope to change that sometime in the course of my life.  I’m still young!  Now that I can check the Bahamas off my list of places I’ve visited, I’m left wondering where my next adventure will take me–Europe, maybe?  I say yes!