When Life Gives You Lemons…Head to the Casino.

Gusty 30 mph winds rarely make for a great island vacation, particularly when offshore excursions are planned. But when life gives you lemons…you head to the casino, right? Of course you do!

We woke up to thick cloud cover, raging winds, and a chilly temp of 65 degrees, about 10 degrees lower than yesterday. So I knew that any outdoor activities were not in our future for the day. I still wanted to get out and about to check out the island and see as much as possible before we had to return the golf cart. We weaved in and out of the neighborhoods, snapped a few pictures, giggled at some goats, stopped at the “mall”, and drove along the beach from one end to the other. In total, that comprised only an hour or so of our time. Yep, small island.

Thank goodness for the casino! I have terrible visions of my first vacation to Exuma when a tropical storm rolled through and I spent 9 days in a motel with nothing to do, no where to go, and nothing to eat. Luckily, I could instead flush all of my money down the toilet at the casino. Hey, at least it’s entertaining! The first couple of hours were quite depressing but fortunately, after another 6 hour run at the blackjack table, I made most of my money back. It’s possible I could have come out on top had I not been in the middle of a cigar smoke sandwich. Could. Not. Breathe. We called it a night and went to bed knowing that the plan for Tuesday was going to be eerily similar given the weather situation. Here’s to good luck at the tables!

Have I mentioned that I only brought one pair of jeans and one light jacket? Who would have thunk I’d be dressed for winter in Bimini.  Hmph.


The “Mall”





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