What a trip! I can't believe I've been back in Kansas City for a week already. Blue Eyes, his family and I arrived in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on April 5th for five wonderful, action-packed days of vacation. The most exciting part for me was fulfilling the very tip top item on my Bucket List: I learned how to surf!! We went to Macao Surf Camp where we were taught proper form and had one-on-one instructors. Once standing upright on the board (it took me a few falls and lots of salt water up my nose), it is the most fun I've had in the water since skinny dipping with my friends in high school. I already can't wait for the next trip when I can get back out on the board and ride more waves.
A few days before the surfing excursion, we went zip lining (no pics allowed there, but it was so liberating!) and embarked on a fun booze cruise where we got to swim with nurse sharks (scary) and a sweet seal named Jaca. I ended the trip with tons of bruises and scrapes from surfing, wonderful memories with Blue Eyes and his fun family, an empty wallet from the resort's casino and a love for the Dominican and its people. All in all, a successful vacay!
Here are some of my favorite pics from the trip. I'm waiting for more from Blue Eyes' aunt and mom, but these are from my camera and the surfing photog. Enjoy!
|Beautiful coast line|
|me, cousin, mom, aunt and Blue Eyes with Jaca. She was so soft!|
|Macao Surf Camp|
|What a baby wave but... I'm up! NBD.|
|our surfing crew: Blue Eyes, cousins, uncle, and brother|
|Blue Eyes' mom and I enjoying gars on our first night. Yes, we're matching.|
|The houses in DR are all colorful, each color representing a Catholic Saint to protect their house.|