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  • This is probably the port we have visited most often on our cruises. At this point, I'll usually go off the ship, pick up some really good ginger beer (Barrett's) that we can't find in the states, walk around for about an hour, just stretching my legs and checking out the local scene, then back on the boat. We're getting massages this afternoon, and eating at Palo's, the high end restaurant up top that you have to book way in advance, tonight.

    There have been one or two memorable stops here, though. On one of our early visits to this Bahamian capital, I did the "Segway Off-Road" excursion. They took you to this site that used to be the aqueduct that supplied all of the island's water, and now was just trails through a wooded area that ran along some of the old aqueduct's water channels. They had you don knee and elbow pads and a helmet , then you got on the segway, with big, off-road wheels, you got a quick instruction on how not to fall off the segway, then you were off.

    You could really wind those things out, as you flew through the woods over impossibly bumpy trails. Then, the best part was the obstacle course. They had an opening, way back in the woods, where you could fly over moguls, on your segue, and literally go airborne - I never had so much fun in my life. Yes, I did wipe out once or twice, and the rough ground surface found part of my body not protected by pads or gear, but I simply had a blast, and didn't much care about a few scrapes and bruises.

    The second time I did that excursion, they'd taken the moguls out - I'm guessing others must have given them a hard time when they wiped out on them. Spoil sports.

    About a week after that excursion, Kathy read online about a stickup that happened, just a few days after I'd done that tour, where they got one group coming back from the tour, and the next group getting ready to go out on a tour. Two dozen sets of wallets , credit cards, and cash. They suspected it was an "inside job", since they knew right when to hit it for maximum return.

    Now , I'm not allowed to do that tour anymore. Not a problem, since they kind of took the fun out of the adventure, anyway.

    We stopped here on the last cruise we took with mom, about 10 months before she passed. Kathy had arranged for a car service to take us over to the Atlantis resort and Casino. They said to just give them a call when we were ready to come back. We didn't know how long Mom would hold out, there.

    After about 45 minutes, she was ready to return to the ship. Kathy called the service. The car they'd brought us there in was on the other side of the island, but they had a car there that could take us back. No extra charge. It was a brand new White Stretch Limousine. Mom had never ridden in a stretch limo before. Me, Mom, Kathy, my sister Mary and my brother Ken had a blast, riding back to the ship in style! Mom was in all of her glory.

    That was probably the best of many fond memories I have of Nassau. It's nice to be back.
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