Friday, August 7, 2009

Puerto Plata Paradise

When Jesse and I got married, we decided that every 5 years of marriage waranted a splurge vacation for just the two of us. Although it is easier now without Ellie here yet, we still plan to keep this tradition in the many years to come. This time, we went to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic to the Sun Village Resort & Spa. We left early Sunday, July 26th and did not return until Sunday, August 2nd - a full week away! One thing we have discovered over the years is how well we travel together, and this trip was no different. I was nervous about the flying, praying I had no embarrassing vomit incidents and thankfully the Lord spared me of that! We had a full week away of no sickness and pure bliss. We spent most days sleeping, laying out by the pool, at the beach and eating.

We ended up adding in a day excursion on Wednesday to the downtown area as well as a cable car ride up the mountain - it as great to get out of the resort for a bit but we were ready to come back by the end of the trip. Our trip consisted of the cable car ride up 2 miles to the top of the mountain where we walked a nature trail and got to see a bird's eye view of the area. Then, we headed downtown to see the Catholic Church, Amber Museum, a ligit jewelry store to buy the amber, a fort that Columbus had built when he landed on the island, a buffet lunch, a cigar factory and the Brugal Rum factory. BUSY DAY!

We also treated ourselves to the Spa for a morning and had some great relaxation. Other than that, we just enjoyed our time together with no cell phones or email, and even more importantly, NO WORK for either of us! I am so blessed to have a husband that wants to spend quality time with me and cares about our relationship first and foremost. I love vacations with my best friend!

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