Avoiding Atlantis

I've been on a lot of trips in my life. I've never been on one before without shoes. For this trip down to the white sandy beaches of the Bahamas, Soo and I brought only flip-flops. There's something almost sinfully casual about going on a week-long trip with naught but flip-flops to cover your feet. It's like announcing to the world that we're uninterested in anything that might happen in the coming days that would require a sock. I felt like I was getting away with something sneaky. And so it was, thusly un-attired, that Soo and I arrived last night for dinner at Atlantis, the gaudy 1100-room ... [Read More]

Thanksgiving on Paradise

Usually we have visitors come from "up North" to visit us in Atlanta over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. This year it was not the case. Pondering what to do this year, my wife Sue and I were watching Wheel of Fortune one evening and saw someone win a trip to the Bahamas. I looked at her, she at me, and said, "We should spend Thanksgiving there." After checking the Web we found a special offer to stay at Atlantis on Paradise Island.  After non-eventful airport security checkpoints and a short, hour-and-a-half flight, we arrived at the hotel on Thanksgiving day. Walking into the entry area of ... [Read More]