Our Trip to the Dominican Republic!

I hate to even write this because when you write a recap of something that means it’s over!  After 2+ years of hoping and planning and anticipating, in one short week POOF, it really was over.  But it was totally worth the long-ass wait and it was every bit as amazing as I’d hoped it would be.

Last month, D and I and the bestie and her hubby spent a week at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  To say it was awesome is an understatement.  I don’t even know how to begin describing it, so I’ll just let the pictures mostly speak for themselves.

The beach:

Little did I know that that wave behind me was about to almost take me down!

The room:

The resort grounds:

One of the 13 pools at the resort

The adventures:

Squeaky clean… but not for long.

Jumping into a natural cave pool to clean off a bit midway through.

Paddleboarding is not as easy as some people make it look!

The relaxation and recreation:

Michele took up bird watching while we were there.  HAHA!

This is shortly before I went down for the count with one too many cocktails!

Entrance to the spa.  Facials and massages for everyone!

The pool in the sensory relaxation area of the spa that you got to hang out in after your paid service.

I had to try a Cuban cigar.  Just to say I did.

The getting cleaned up and going out:

And then the leaving:

Sad face  😦

It was a spectacular trip, and I’m beyond happy that we got to share it with such amazing friends!  Now where to next…?  🙂

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I’m Useless

When I get something on my mind, it consumes me.  It’s all I can think about.  Sometimes it’s good things, sometimes not.  This time?  IT’S GOOOOOOOOOOOD.

For two freaking years, the bestie and our hubbies and I have been trying to get all our shit together and hash out a plan for the Best Vacation Ever.  The stars have FINALLY aligned this year!  Plans are made, rooms are reserved, and flights are booked.  This summer we are Dominican Republic bound!!!!  I’ve taken excited to a whole new level.  I just keep looking at the pictures on the resort’s website and daydreaming and envisioning us in them.  I mean seriously!  Look!

I cannot wait!!!

Do you prefer to travel with friends or with your partner/family alone?

What’s your dream vacation?  Favorite place you’ve been?