After 11 years of marriage we returned to our honeymoon spot, but this time we were equipped with years of travel award points and did the Dominican Republic all-inclusive style!
After a tearful goodbye in the wee hours of the morning Andy and I finally started our long awaited anniversary trip. I had some serious Mommy guilt about leaving, especially my little Dean, but after walking around the postcard-worthy palm tree lined beach resort I wasn’t feel anything but relaxed. We spent our mornings SLEEPING (sigh), our days laying under the beach side tiki huts, our afternoons enjoying entertainment by the pools, and our evenings enjoying a huge variety of delicious food. We splurged on a spa massage for two that was complete with a pre-massage private pool and lounge area. One afternoon, Andy nearly won the poolside gladiator compition as our new friends from PA chanted the Eagles fight song. We tried to enjoy all of the amenities of the resort by enjoying the pools, the free Hobie cat boat ride, the tennis courts, and we ate more than our fare share of the all-inclusive cuisine. We ventured out of the resort for a day of adventure . We took an easy hike to The Blue Hole where we swam in the spring fed lagoon water and then had a thrilling ride on a “top buggy” (dune buggy) that led to the rustic coastline. It was a day of thrills! We also enjoyed one day at the resort where we enjoyed our own lagoon area along the lazy river without a care in the world. The trip was amazing and we had such a great time reconnecting without the sound of little kids and the everyday demands of life distracting us. The trip was all that we hoped and planned for. Our last lunch before we left the resort was at the beachside restaurant, The Barefoot Grill where we obviously kicked our flip flops as we ate, later as we were sadly leaving the server shouted, “Senior, your shoes.” That about summed up how relaxed we were at the end of our wonderful trip.