Weather or not. Last full day at Lighthouse Pointe.

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Elaine and Kenley enjoying the sun on the pool deck

Our day started with overcast and winds, though it did warm up from yesterday’s cooler weather – 72° instead of 68 or so. There was a light rain this morning so we kept under cover on our way to breakfast. But by mid morning the clouds had blown away and it turned sunny, so off to the pool area we headed where we joined Taylor and Kenley and later Morgan and Ryan. We got a good three hours of sunshine in before another storm rolled in and the wind blew harder and the rain came down. That was a good break, though, and we got to enjoy the last of our full days here at Lighthouse Pointe. Continue reading Weather or not. Last full day at Lighthouse Pointe.

Rehearsal day. Doctor visit. Thump, thump, thump.

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The wedding rehearsal this afternoon

This afternoon the wedding group gathered for a rehearsal of tomorrow’s events. It will be an attractive setting and no doubt the wedding will come off well. Taylor and Kenley will be married by a Bahamanian minister, as that is a requirement for being married in this country. The marriage will be recognized in the US, however. The couple went to a registrar yesterday to get the license and make the arrangements. All the planning had been done, of course, far in advance. The minister is a very affable man and I am sure will do a good job with the ceremony. Continue reading Rehearsal day. Doctor visit. Thump, thump, thump.

A Grand Bahamian day.

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This map shows how close Grand Bahama Island is to the Florida coast.

We don’t usually realize how close the Bahamas are to the Florida coast, so I thought I would show you a map with the relationship. The Bahamas are a group of islands and Grand Bahama Island is toward the north of the group. The dot on the map shows our location in the Bahamas, and I think we are closer to Florida than to the major islands to the south in the Bahamas! From what we have seen so far it is a nice place to stay. The natural language is English, which makes it easier, though there are some island accents that can be hard to decipher. Those folks are probably from Jamaica. Continue reading A Grand Bahamian day.

At Grand Lucayan, Bahamas.

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The view from our room, looking toward the pool and the ocean.

We are at the Grand Lucayan resort in the Bahamas now, and more or less settled in. We will be here for a week, primarily to attend the wedding of granddaughter Taylor Dockter to Kenley Brester. The Grand Lucayan is an all-inclusive resort near Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. From first impressions, this will be a great place to stay. There are several restaurants, a couple of bars, a large fresh water pool, a spa, and other things we have not seen yet. Every staff member with whom we have come in contact so far has been very gracious, friendly, and helpful. Continue reading At Grand Lucayan, Bahamas.