Thursday, February 24, 2011

Worth Getting Up For...The Dominican Republic Part 2

 I'm not an early riser.
 But when Katherine asked if we could get up to watch the sun rise over the Caribbean Sea, what could I say?
 We all got up at 5:45 and were out on the beach by 6:30.
 It was a bit cloudy, but it was worth it.  LOVELY!





 Foot prints in the sand...
Toes in the sand...
 Some resort wildlife.
 Some beach wild life... (Not me)


This is something we saw on our trip...What do you think it is?

Have an awesome rest of the week and weekend!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

An Unusual Arrival...The Dominican Republic Part 1

 From the moment we first saw The Dominican Republic we knew we were going to fall in love with it!
From its beaches...
 To its mountains...
 Approaching the airport was very exciting!  We were in for an adventure...
 Through the windows we could tell this would be a different kind of airport experience...
 The fire station gave us a clue...
 The walk across the tarmac to the gate gave us another clue...
 This was the size plane you would expect to see at the Punta Cana airport...
 This was similar to the size plane we landed on...
 The open air terminal was a whole new experience for us!



I must say my experience at the Punta Cana Airport was one of the most memorable airport experiences ever.  Some of you know that I am not an American Citizen.  I am still a Brit.  I have a green card.  I've been in the States since I was 8, but my Dad and Grandparents live in England along with my Aunts and Uncles and Cousins.  One day I'll become a citizen, but I'm not ready to give up my ties yet.  Anyway...As we were leaving the Dominican Republic I lost my green card.  I dropped it on one side of security and realized once I had passed through with my things.  The guards didn't speak English and I didn't speak Spanish.  I don't think I've ever been in such a panic.  My heart raced faster than it had ever before.  My hands shook.  I'm sure I was turning green! I thought I was going to get sick.  They found another guard who understood the term "green card" and "lost on the other side" and he went to look for it.  A lovely female guard came over with a big smile on her face and handed me my green card.  I almost collapsed in relief, then the tears started to flow.  My dear husband pulled me to the side to try and help my get it together before we went through customs...YIKES, what an adventure....I'll never forget the Punta Cana Airport because of its beauty and because of my travel adventure!

What airport will you never forget?