While the kids were safe at home, my husband and I flew off to Dominican Republic to an all inclusive resort. We purposely made a point of picking a resort that was fairly isolated so we had to just sit on the beach and relax. Something neither of us are very good at usually so both of us were a bit worried that we would be bored just lounging by the beach and pool for 7 days but to our surprised we LOVED it:).
|Our first glance of Dominican Republic from the airplane window|
|On the hotel grounds we saw flamingos, iguanas, macaws, and monkeys|
|proof that one day I got up extra early just to watch the sunrise over the beach! The people at the very far end are on the family only beach! Our beach was nice and quiet and so peaceful!|
|It was 84 degrees every day and the sky was a beautiful shade of blue|
|beautiful creamy sand...however no shells which was disappointing as I promised to bring some home for a few people so I came back empty handed.|
|There is nothing like laying under the shade listening to the ocean waves and drifting off to sleep. Pure Bliss|
|We splurged one day and got a couple massage and facial. It was heavenly|
We did attempt to go deep water fishing one day but it was cancelled due to the rough ocean that day.
|the adult only pool also had shaded huts where you could relaxed and just people watch.|
|this resort had 5 restaurants and 2 buffets where you could chose to eat any meal. Each had a different flair to it. We tried them all:) The food wasn't bad I thought|
|I love trying different foods from places I visited. This soup is called Sancocho and is a traditional. It was very good. I found a recipe online so I may try making it at home for the kids.|
|The gardeners around the hotel would often be chopping down coconuts from the Palm trees and would for a tip, open them up for the tourist to drink the coconut water. Honestly not my favorite drink:)|
|Our housekeeper always left a nice surprise for us when we returned to our room after a day at the beach which I thought was super sweet.|
|being serenaded while boarding the plane to return home!|
We are now back at home and my parents have left to return home. My mother has a trip planned to Nepal in a few weeks. Can't wait to see her pictures when she returns home.