Mele Kalikimaka is the phrase to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas day! Ok, ok I wasn’t in Hawaii, and have never been, but the idea still applies…I was in the Caribbean, on a tropical island for a week. And It was very interesting to see the Christmas decorations.
Before we get into the full trip details, let’s go back to where I left off. I had finals to finish, and motivated by a vacation, I not only finished them, but did so well before they were actually due. In retrospect, I did very well this semester and am very pleased with my grades. It was a very stressful semester (not from the schoolwork) and I needed, truly needed this vacation.
So on December 10th I boarded the plane and headed south:
The one of many views from the plane. It makes me want to skydive…and maybe I actually will this summer…but back to the trip
We had checked the forecast for Punta Cana before leaving and it was ominous. Rain everyday, it said. In fact when we arrived it had been raining. But once we got off the plane it stopped, and the sun peaked out, and we were lucky to have wonderful weather the rest of the week.
Here is the house we stayed in. Not a conventional house by any means…it didn’t have many walls, except for the bedrooms and the kitchen. Allowing the elements and critters to come and go.
Here is the back of the house, very open, very beautiful. We spent the entire trip going to the beach, swimming in this awesome pool, and exploring the area.
I think pictures speak for themselves.
The week away was exactly what I needed. I missed my Jooj and Munchies terribly and was very happy to see them on my return. But I am very glad I got to have a vacation.