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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Beach side

I am currently looking out at the water and listening to a variety of languages in a variety of accents. The one thing we have in common is that we all scraped together the money to come to this resort in the Dominican Republic. We arrived at the resort at about 2:30 in the afternoon. We had been awake since the morning before because we left our home in Ontario at about half past midnight to try to drive in what appeared to be a window of opportunity according to the radar. Following what had been a period of mild and unseasonably "warm" weather, Mother Nature decided to unleash some pent up frustration by providing snow squalls and a ridiculous accumulation of snow in a very short amount of time. We literally crawled out way over roads that barely revealed a hint of car tire tracks to follow. Squinting through what I describe as Star Wars snow, we managed to stay on the road and were glad of the very few cars that were out there at that time providing a little more illumination. Eventually we made it to the Park and Fly close to the Toronto airport. Like every Canadian out there, we shed our winter coats that we travelled in, tossed them in the back of our vehicle, and donned a heavy hoodie so we could stand, shivering in the cold until a shuttle bus could take us to the airport.

Anyway, we eventually got on the plane where I watched three old episodes of Dharma and Greg (so funny to see Hotch from Criminal Minds in a totally different light) and tried unsuccessfully to nap. After a refreshing mint and a glass of water, we landed in Puerto Plata and began our holiday. Now the only decisions we have to make are beach or pool? Beer or banana mama? And before you hate me too much, it rained last night and it's starting to spit again. But at least it's not snow!! Please excuse any typos I'm doing his only phone!

17 comments:

  1. Have a bloody good time. Roast by the pool. Eat drink and be merry!!!

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  2. OOh I so envy you, Jenn. It's still very cold here (-12C when I got up this morning). Enjoy the balmy breezes and your beverage of choice (I'd be having a pina colada!). Is the ocean warm enough to swim in?

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  3. Happy Holidaying lovely. Have a great time x

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  4. Oh, lucky you to have escaped this crazy cold! Have a great time. Sip a drink for me :)

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  5. The tropics sound good at the end of winter

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  6. I don't hate you at all! Envious, maybe. Enjoy your time away. ☀️

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  7. Warm rain better than cold snow, enjoy!

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  8. Happy Holidays - you beat the storm! Beach because we have pools here, Banana Mamma because we have beer here ...

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  9. Have a good time. I will weather the snow for you. We are expecting to get up to twenty inches tomorrow.
    enjoy
    the Ol'Buzzard

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  10. Enjoy the warm, no-snow weather. We're battening down the hatches for some snow today.

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  11. Too cold to snow here. It all went south of us. Careful of that hot sun!

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  12. Bahama mama please. Enjoy your holiday. Hope the weather is kind soon.

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  13. Enjoy our trip and please share photos for those of us who are sitting in yet another snow storm!

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  14. I'd savor every second of that time! We drove home yesterday, a day ahead of the noreaster coming through New England and into Canada. It was snowy and kind of crummy as we were crossing from Buffalo to Sarnia on the QEW, 403 and all the others. Glad to be home. It's bitter cold here in Michigan. And there's snow. But not a lot. So soak up that sun and savor every second! Maybe it'll be gone by the time you return!

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  15. Good for you and glad you arrived safely. Snowstorm Stella has hit us here in the Northeastern US, and we have around 18 inches of fresh snow this morning. And it's not finished yet. Enjoy your trip.

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  16. Lucky you, I'm sitting in the middle of a snowstorm! Hope you are having a great time even tho I am so jealous!! Can't wait to see pics.

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