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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Last Twenty Minutes

We are in running shoes and I have on my jeans. We are sitting in the lobby of the testy waiting for the shuttle bus to take us back to the airport. I have a sneaky ziplock bag of muffins and a banana that we grabbed at breakfast for the three hour wait at the airport. I have no idea if we will be fed on the plane (we weren't on the way here).

This was a very nice week with the weather being generally sunny and hot. Although it is a nice resort, it is not spectacular so we will not be returning. In fact, there are only two places we would go to again: the Majestic in Punta Cana DR and Playa Pesquero in Cuba. We priced them out for this trip but both had gone up in price.

We don't relish returning to blowing snow, but that's life as a Canadian. It will be good to see our son, although with texting and FaceTime these days it is a very different experience than when the kids were little and Nana and Papa stayed with them and we placed one very expensive collect call home during the week.

I shall catch up with blogs in between loads of laundry tomorrow.

14 comments:

  1. Don't you just hate it when you plan and plan and it doesn't pan out like you'd thought? At least you saw beautiful sea and warm winds. That must be something. Americans are just beginning to go to Cuba. It has been illegal since the 60's. I've heard it is beautiful.

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  2. Welcome home. Hope you soaked up enough sun to buoy you up until spring shows up. :-)

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  3. You are returning to lovely weather!

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  4. It's hard to find a place that really exceeds your expectations when you actually arrive, isn't it? We generally take it as a kind of, "Oh, well", if the place is clean and well-kept and has decent amenities. One of our favorite places is a little cottage along the oceanfront in FL-a throw back to the 60's with jalousie windows and exterior trim paint that looks like it needs to be repainted each year. It is laid-back and the same families have been going there for years. I go back year after year-even though there might be a bit of sand residue just inside the front door. lol
    Hoping you have/had a safe flight home. xo Diana

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  5. As my Mom used to say... it's nice to go away but even nicer to come home. Good luck with your laundry!

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  6. Welcome home. I hope you have brought some warmth with you. Can't wait for Spring to really arrive!

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  7. At least you got a chance to dip your toes in the ocean and enjoy some beautiful weather! Spring is just around the corner, so it'll slowly get better here.

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  8. Ah, the laundry when you return home. I usually drop my suitcase by the washing machine and throw a load in even before I have my shoes off.
    You are coming home to a Canadian winter but spring is in it's way.

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  9. A trip away at this time of year really helps with the long wait for spring & warmer days ... welcome home.

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  10. Ugh why do we have to do laundry? It's like the yang to the ying!

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  11. I don't think I can go legally as a American to Cuba. Stupid cold war policies

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  12. At least you got to enjoy some warmth and sunshine even if the accommodations weren't stellar.
    Sorry about the laundry...it certainly seems like there should be a way to escape that part of getting back in the routine of things.
    Safe travels!

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  13. Nice to be back in your own home though isn't it?

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