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Bahamas Mamas

MA, Lynne & Sherelle on Lighthouse

Bahamas Mamas

Lynne, Sherelle & MA, Lighthouse beach, Eluethera

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”

– William Feather

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season & all the very best in 2023!

The Bahamas video is coming 🙂 but there was a wee technical glitch so for now, I am just sharing a few snaps from my Nov/Dec 2022 travel/writing adventure to the Bahamas (Eleuthera) and Chicago with my awesome friend, Lynne!

For the first leg of our journey, we stayed ten nights with a friend of mine, Sherelle, who lives in Greencastle on the island of Eleuthera.

Sherelle is preparing to launch her “Live with a Local” program in which she hosts travelers (women only) in her home. I first stayed at Sherelle’s place in 2019…here is the link to read that blog.

Lynne & Sherelle picnicing near Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera

Sherelle is a kind, gracious & very knowledgeable host! She took us to what are, I suspect, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world…which we had pretty much entirely to ourselves!

Sherelle’s “Live with a Local” program is geared for women who are traveling on a budget, are interested in staying with a local Bahamian for a short period of time, and are keen to explore Eleuthera with a knowledgeable guide. 

If you are interested in learning more about Sherelle’s “Live with a Local” program, you can contact her directly at: enchantmentgiftshop@hotmail.com.

After Sherelle’s, Lynne and I headed to my beloved Pineapple Fields boutique hotel (near Governor’s Harbour on Eleuthera) and spent 5 nights there.

Here are a few photos from our time in the Bahamas:

As for Chicago, that is Lynne’s hometown and her mom & aunt still live there, so we stopped in for a visit on our way back home…and Lynne showed me some of her fav haunts!

Here are a couple snaps from the Chicago leg of our journey:

And, perhaps not surprisingly 🙂 the Universe delivered to me yet another screenplay idea…about our warm, wacky & wild adventure! The script is tentatively entitled, “Bahamas Mamas” and it will be a COMEDY!

After our trip, I had a delightfully relaxing & restorative few weeks at home in Qualicum Beach over the holidays. Heaven!

This week, I am hitting the road again for 10 days…heading to Orcas Island (San Juan islands) to dog sit (and write, of course) for friends!

Take care, stay well & here’s to a fantastic 2023!!

Maryanne Pope is the author of “A Widow’s Awakening.” She also writes screenplays, playscripts and blogs. She is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and a co-founder of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. To receive Maryanne’s blog, “Weekly Words of Wisdom,” please subscribe here.

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2 thoughts on “Bahamas Mamas”

  1. Great holiday
    I am quite ill. Sinus and bad pain over rt side of face eye ear and teeth
    Two trips to Emergency. Last January 2. Nausea etc. very weak in bed since second week in December. No holiday
    Cat scan in Nanaimo hospital March 10.
    I have had four sinus operations.
    Sorry we missed our visit. Not yet.
    I have three Ministers and another who have put me on their Prayer circle. Someone must have a direct line to THE BIG ONE. OR. THE UNIVERSE.
    Miss seeing you
    ❤️
    Louise

  2. Oh Louise! I am so very sorry to hear you have been so ill. I will be sending you tons of healing thoughts! Please take care & I very much look forward to getting together…soon!
    Maryanne

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