Thursday, May 6, 2010

Punta Cana = My Happy Place

So.... the DR is absolutely amazing as is our hotel - WOO! Don't you love that feeling when you were kinda worried about booking a place you'd never been to but just knew you'd love it only to find out that you were RIGHT. yesssss. Now i'm drinking a coca cola light waiting for Austin to wake up!! :) Glad to see we had free wi-fi. Did I ever tell you guys we have NO PICTURES from our honeymoon??? Hadn't backed up and lost EVERYTHING (i.e. 2 years of our lives in film - SAD!). So... let the documenting begin!! (REAL quick - I want to get to the gym/pool/massage/windsailing/etc.)

view of main building from our balcony
View of other part of hotel (it's shaped like a horseshoe) - that's the party boat)
ahhhhh the weather has been BEAUTIFUL
LOVE that the tub even has pretty views! (has electronic shades!)
Me and Austin - tired but powering through at dinner!
LOVE all of the amazing cabanas, chairs, pool area/etc. - they really did a nice job with this place!
My purple piggies love it here!
As does Austin!

Yes, I took TONS more photos and video but it's only day 1, right?!
  • Yesterday we got up at 5:30 a.m. Had a turkey/swiss sammy, finished packing, showered, took Reuben to the doggy hotel and picked up some SF Redbull. Yes, I was bringing 8 cans with me!
  • Got to the airport RIGHT on time... but without time to eat b-fast, get food, etc. So I shared M&Ms with Austin, got "tostitos and salsa" for $3 on the plane and arrived starving in Punta cana around 2 p.m. EEK!
  • Got on our transfer only to find it would be an HOUR to our hotel. She was kidding... funny lady. So we got to our place within 20 minutes, were greeted with champagne, met our butler Albert who immediately made our dinner reservations for the week and took our breakfast orders for room service, I shot some b-roll (hehe) and we were taken to our room. LOVE IT.
  • Found that 1 of the red bull cans had exploded. oopsie daisy! my PJ's and gym clothes took the brunt fo sho! But on the bright side 7 made it to the DR so that makes me happy, and my clothes dried! hehe
  • Hit up the buffet (had grilled fish, grilled chicken, greens, tomatoes and a little bit of rice), had a glass of wine, hit the beach and then took residence by the pool/on swim up barstools with Lely, this sweet bartender who gave me vodka sodas with 3 limes and Austin mojitos!
  • Time for dinner! Had reservations at the Japanese place - enter 1/2 cup miso soup with tofu, 3 baby spring rolls (SO cute - like pinky size!), white rice, 6 shrimpies and a bit of lobster. And more wine. Naturally.
  • After dinner we chatted with a sweet couple from California at the piano bar, played pool with a sweet couple from Germany, and went dancing on this boat (it's like permanently docked in the center of the hotel as a discoteca or whatevs) with this other couple from California - they were honeymooning - SO cute!
  • Then back to the hotel for a bit of margarita pizza - yum! (we split a small!)
Lovely day - can't wait for another!

So do you work out on vacay? I'm going to do it - I hear the view from the treadmill is fabulous and there's a dance class I want to take at 11:30!!

Do you blog on vacay? I'm going to if the time presents itself, but i'm NOT going to track calories and I may get a bit behind on blog reading (sorry in advance! :( ) but will play catch up on the flight home if I don't get to it!


Shelli Ryan said...

So I'm loving your hotel! What's the name of the place?

Looks like you guys are having a blast! Enjoy your vacay!

Oh and I think it's refreshing to work out on vacay!

Anonymous said...

SO jealous as I look at your beautiful pics while sitting at my work desk!!

Have a fantastic time; you deserve it!

Anne Marie said...

Oh wow-it looks so beautiful there!

Gabriela said...

I try to work out on vacay, just because I'm usually spending the day in a bikini and eating lots of yummy treats, so it makes me feel a little healthier!! Looks like SUCH an amazing trip- I'm jealous!! Enjoy the gorgeous resort and R&R- you deserve it!!

SmallStepsForLola said...

How FUN!!! Looks fabulous! I workout on vacay, but I don't go the workout room. I just take walks on the beach or in the surrounding areas and enjoy the beautiful scenery, BUT if the view from the treadmill is great I would do that too! Have a great rest of your trip :)

Genesis said...

im so jealous of you right now. i wish we were somewhere warm and sunny :)

i blog and workout during vacays, but I really shouldnt, I should learn how to relax...

Stacy said...

AHHHHHHH!!!! I've been stalking your blog just WAITING for pictures - it's gorgeous!!!!!! I am seriously still really jealous - is it weird that I wonder what you and Austin are doing in the DR while I'm in meetings, sitting at my desk, eating dinner, etc.? Yes, it probably is. :) Ya'll have SO much fun and post more pics soon!!!

Therese said...

Wow everything looks so insanely beautiful!

Live it up girl you've earned it.

Tyler said...

That. Looks. Amazing. I hope you guys have a fabulous time!

kacy said...

Sooo jealous! I never take my computer on long trips for fear of breaking it, but I think blogging on vacay would be fun.

Live it up!

homecookedem said...

LUCKY!!!!!!!!!! Looks incredible!! So glad yall are enjoying it so far!! :)

mary velotas said...

girl have an amazing time!!!! next time lets do a couples retreat!!!! how much fun would that be!!! keep posting want to see more ;) love ya

Mica said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

No need to apologize for taking some time off from blogging or blog-reading. Enjoy your vacation!

Anonymous said...

Looks so pretty! Have a great time!

Anonymous said...

Workout-yes, blog-no

What a beautiful place!!

Melissa said...

I try to work out on vacation...sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. I don't normally blog on vacation because normally the WiFi isn't free and the hubby doesn't understand why I should pay for it "just to blog." He doesn't get it. :)

Mary said...

How fun, it looks SO beautiful and you guys look so relaxed!!

Lisa (I'm an Okie) said...

oh how beautiful! Just a little jealous :).

I have never blogged on vacation, but I didnt have my blog for the last vacation--I honestly dont think I would. Sometimes a blog vacation is nice!

and I work out maybe once or twice on vacation! a nice run is usually what I end up doing!

Mica said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

No need to apologize for taking some time off from blogging or blog-reading. Enjoy your vacation!

mary velotas said...

girl have an amazing time!!!! next time lets do a couples retreat!!!! how much fun would that be!!! keep posting want to see more ;) love ya