Friday, February 4, 2011

Adventure in the DR: Part III

The Departure

Briefly escaping the ruthless north-eastern winter, with its treacherous and icy frigidity, was enough of a reason for this to be a superb getaway, but combined with fantastic weather, beautiful beaches, and 24-hour drink service, the overall experience was... perfect.
A picture that Kyle took of alcohol at one of the bars.  I believe that it's because one of the bottles says "Bols."  The maturity of the male species never ceases to amaze me.

Alas, it was time to leave and go back to where I was to be referred to as “MOM!!!” instead of “ma'am.”

Where I would be asked “What's for dinner?” as opposed to “What can I get for you?”

Ugh- fine,” rather than “It's my pleasure.”

As we checked out and said adios to sun, sand, and CraigRuss, I turned and looked back at the grand lobby, with its gorgeous marble tiles, gilded birdcages, and cascading fountains. It would indeed be quite an adjustment to return to a household overcome with baby toys and dog hair...
On the left, food... On the right, a river that I almost fell in every night.

Gathering up our over-stuffed suitcases, we walked toward the bus that would serve as transportation for our journey back to the miniscule airport. Quizzically, I regarded the immensity of the shuttle. “How in the world is a vehicle this size going to fit down these narrow little streets?” I nervously giggled as I whispered to Kyle. He nodded-stunned and disturbed himself- in response. Recalling the bumpy and nauseating ride here, I chose two seats up front, where I could gaze out the windshield to try to avoid the inevitable motion sickness that I could feel rumbling about even before our drive began.

Tomorrow's installment: The Departure, ~B~


  1. Jose Quervo makes any night good! ;)
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  2. Glad you escaped the weather even if it was for a short time. Thank you for visiting my site. I have followed you via GFC.

  3. Thanks for visiting me! I can't wait to read the rest of your departure :)


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  5. I'm so jealous you escaped the northeastern frigid winter that is my existence these days. Lucky!

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    I found you through the blog hop.

    I'm following. ;)

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  10. awesome adventure for sure. thanks for dropping by at my blogs...cheers!

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