Saturday, May 17, 2014

Last Full Day in Punta Cana

It's mid-afternoon and Chris has just returned from her spa appointment. Our vacation time is coming to an end. Tomorrow will be packing, breakfast and a trip to the airport. I might try to sneak in an early morning run since the day will include a four hour flight followed by a four hour drive.

I feel that we are incredibly blessed to be able to take vacations like this and really do hope to be able to do this with our kids. We have seen several small family groups on our trips and it looks like fun. We have always hesitated at the idea of vacationing with friends because we are pretty laid back and make plans as we go. We enjoy our time together and have no problem spending the entire day lounging on the beach or by the pool. We might take an afternoon nap in the coolness of our roon and we pretty much decided on what to eat when it's time to eat.

Our kids know us and would be free to hang out with us or do their own thing. I wouldn't want to monopolize their time just as I wouldn't want somebody to monopolize ours. Maybe it would work; maybe it wouldn't. But I would like to give it a try sometime.

The Dominican Republic is a beautiful country and the Bavaro Princess is one of the most beautiful resorts we've ever visited. There are things that I've really liked about this trip and several things that I've been a little bit disappointed with, but they are trivial in the grand scheme of life. It's hard to complain about service from someone making $12/ten hour day while I'm sitting in the shade and they're working in the heat and humidity of the tropics.

As an added bonus, it's been a good week to be away from the Ozarks. Frost warnings! You've got to be kidding me! Hoping that next week will be back to normal mid-May temps.

Tomorrow's post will be from the good ol' US of A!

John <><

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