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Port Day in Nassau, Bahamas

Day 2 was a cold windy day in Nassau - I think it was a record setting cold day for January. We didn't let that stop us, we were the first ones off the ship. I used the Royal Caribbean shore excursion services to schedule a walking tour of Nassau. It turned out that we were they only two that showed up, so we basically got a private tour. Our tour started right at the port and ended at Parliament Square on Bay Street. The tour included lots of history about the island. We climbed the Queen's Staircase and saw Ft. Fincastle. Our guide walked us through the downtown area of Nassau. We learned lots of interesting facts about the history of the island. For example, did you know the buildings were color coded?? Any building that is mint green is a police/fire department building. The pink buildings are government buildings.

Once our tour was over, we set out to explore on our own. We did some shopping at the Straw Market on Bay Street. It's a great place to grab some souvenirs.

I wanted to walk down to Junkanoo Beach. It's a pretty easy walk from the port. On this day, the wind was CRAZY!!!!

We wanted a great local place to eat - so we asked someone and they pointed us to "The Fish Fry". It's a collection of a variety of Bahamian restaurants. We just picked the first one that was open, Curly's, and it did not disappoint. I had a delicious conch sandwich and conch fritters. My sister is not a big seafood fan, so she had a club sandwich. We also noticed a MTSU flag hanging up. Turns out the owners daughter attends MTSU, what a small world.

After lunch we started walking back towards the port. We passed the famous rum factory and Graycliff Chocolatiers. We saw some very colorful art work as well. We stopped to buy some Rum Cake and finished our day with a pina colada. Our day in Nassau was a day well spent!

Once back onboard, we got ready for dinner and the evening show. Dinner was of course amazing and the show was outstanding. "Once Upon A Time" was full of singing, dancing, and fairytales.

Read about our first day on the ship here and our day at Coco Cay here

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