Monday, November 18, 2013

Paradise

Recently I enjoyed a vacation with my husband for our 25th anniversary. We went to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. We stayed at the Excellence Resort. Awesome place. And yes I gained a bunch of weight, who wouldn't? Good food, all the cocktails you can drink it's a pound just waiting to be added to your hips.

I thought I'd share some pictures with you. First, these are of the resort itself.









On Tuesday we went on an all day excursion to the mountains. Along the way we went for a horseback ride--if you could call it that. I grew up on a farm and rode horses. This was a kid ride in a large circle. Still fun.



Then we went to a village in the mountains where we met Maria. She invited us into her home and shared how the locals made their coffee, cocoa, vanilla, and several other goodies.



On the way back we stopped at a local farm where they make rum and hand rolled cigars.




We ended at the beach but by then the clouds were about ready to open up and pour! No pictures, we didn't make it back to the resort before the downpour hit us.
Our excursion group.

On Thursday we did the zip lines. My favorite of the trip. If you've never done this you need to.





It was Halloween and we had Canadian Batman and Robin to protect us!
 

I was not scared, I was yelling Woohoo. I wanted a do over! LOL

And to our surprise they had a Halloween party!




And then Friday our last day, it was overcast but we still laid by the pool and enjoyed ourselves.



 I hope I haven't bored you with pictures!

4 comments:

docdivatraveller said...

lovely pics!! happy anniversary!!
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Mary Martinez said...

Thank you!

stanalei said...

So jealous. Looks like a really great trip. Happy Anniversary. Late.

Mary Martinez said...

Thanks Stanalei!