Saturday, May 8, 2010

Water Polo, Snorkeling, Sun and Fun!

Ah... yesterday was another glorious day here in paradise! Such a blasty! Let's see, we got up to breakfast in bed (omelets, fresh fruit and bread) and hit the pool immediately. The sun was REALLY intense, most intense yet, so we put on lots of 30 and then Austin went to go play water polo! So fun to see the guys in those ridiculous hats! His team won - good times! Then we rested a bit more in the cabana, split a small margarita pizza and walked down the beach to go snorkel! We grabbed some bread, rented our equipment and hit the water! There were SO many fish - loved it! After snorkeling we hopped in the pool and met this hilarious couple from NY - Dan and Tara! Austin & Dan were both finance guys with similar backgrounds and me and Tara are both communications backgrounds - although I'm OBSESSED with the fact that she has been working at Macy's corporate in Manhattan - I'd LOVE to be that closely associated with my mothership!! We chatted with them, played swim-up bar bingo then went up to shower and get ready for dinner at the Itlalian restaurant! It was yummy - Austin had calamari, caprese salad and lobster lasagna, I had caperse salad and spinach ravioli- GREAT! Then we called it an early night - no shows, no bars just CHILL time! Here's some pics from yesterday!!

Loving the trees here - so pretty to me!
Close up of the trunk and view!
Little chef guys take you fruit skewers on the beach and at the pool - love it! Although I prefer the 'cold towel' guy!
The view to the left of our place of the Bavaro Hotel!
Love the water - there is a 'seaweed issue' but there are peeps out there all the time with rakes and wheelbarrows keeping it away!
Spent a lot of time in this one in particular - love it!
Austin! (and some pretty grounds)
Me (and some pretty grounds) :)
The flamingos - there are areas all over the hotel where they just kinda chill out. I'm fascinated!

Austin playing water polo! LOL
The teams regrouping to discuss rules


Austin and his opponent, Ted, enjoying a during-break beer! LOL at those crazy hats!
Austin said "it looks like i'm wearing a bra on my head in this pic!"
So ends another day!! I'm off to the gym - didn't make it yesterday!! Then I think wind sailing?? Not sure yet!! I hope you're all having fabulous weekends! I was able to do a bit of blog reading last night - sounds like all is wonderful in blog world!!

I noticed I had a few questions in the last couple of posts - i'll make sure I get to those tomorrow!!!

P.S. Never play bingo at a resort... it takes 3 minutes to do each number as each one is read in about 15 different languages. Then she's like "NEXT NUMBER" and yells THAT in 15 different languages. It's honestly quite painful. :)

27 comments:

homecookedem said...

You forgot to pack something on this vacation... ME!!!! The pictures are just so gorgeous. Looks like yall are staying very active and having lots of fun!! LOL, bingo sounds interesting!! :)

inmytummy said...

Haha, that's funny about bingo. I want to go to this place. Is it all inclusive?

prettyface said...

You look like you're having BLAST!! Oh, what I wouldn't GIVE to be in a tropical local right about now! Continue the fun, kel!

Liz @ intheskinny said...

I love the looks of this vacation! The resort looks amazing. Thanks for the tip about bingo. I always wanted to play but it's good to know that it would be painful.

Kacy said...

Gosh everything is so pretty. I think I'm going to have to make a point of going there someday.

Keep on having a blast girl!

anotherannabanana said...

Oh my gosh - how beautiful! I am totally jealous of your trip. It makes me want to go back on my honeymoon (Sandals in Jamaica) and lounge by the pool reading and getting drinks from the swim-up bar.

Keep taking pictures! I wanna live vicariously through you!

Genesis said...

the head gear is hilarious. lol @ bingo.

Gabriela said...

Looks like you're having a blast on your trip! I love tropical vacations, the water alone is reason to travel! Hope you enjoy your last few days!

balancingbrianne said...

hi girlie! so glad you're having such a good time - it looks FABULOUS. will you do a full review of the resort, etc when you get back so i'll know when to book my trip?? :)

runsarah said...

LOve the water polo gear ;) Looks like another amazing day in paradise!

angieinatlanta said...

So jealous of your beautiful vacation! Soak it up, girl, looks like a fantastic time!

Kerry said...

Wow that looks so beautiful!

Tina said...

Glad you are having so much fun! It makes me miss my honeymoon at the Dominican.

Too funny about the bingo!

Kelly Olexa said...

OMG. I'm so catching up on blogs and I am so counting down to MY vacation....so seeing your pictures, HOLY COW!! Dang!! I need to book mine now!! Glad you are having an awesome time girlfriend!
;-)

The Velotas Family said...

LOVE, LOVE , LOVE IT !!!! so glad you're having so much fun!!!!!

Melinda said...

I'm so jealous- I need a vacay asap!!!

And yeah he's right, the headgear does look like a bra lol

Pam said...

I am so, so, so jealous, BUT, I am also really happy for you! Have fun.

Mica said...

You are really taking advantage of your vacation time and doing a lot of stuff! (Though international bingo does sound awful...)

I don't think Austin's water polo cap looks like a bra, but it does look...strange.

Anne Marie said...

What beautiful pictures!

Nicky said...

Oh wow! You really are in paradise, it sounds amazing!

Keep having fun and soaking up the gorgeous sun! I want one of those tent things for my own yard!

She-Fit said...

I might be just a little jealous right now! The pictures look beautiful and perfect. Hope you guys continue to enjoy the trip.

Pam said...

I am so, so, so jealous, BUT, I am also really happy for you! Have fun.

Kelly Olexa said...

OMG. I'm so catching up on blogs and I am so counting down to MY vacation....so seeing your pictures, HOLY COW!! Dang!! I need to book mine now!! Glad you are having an awesome time girlfriend!
;-)

Kerry said...

Wow that looks so beautiful!

angieinatlanta said...

So jealous of your beautiful vacation! Soak it up, girl, looks like a fantastic time!

prettyface said...

You look like you're having BLAST!! Oh, what I wouldn't GIVE to be in a tropical local right about now! Continue the fun, kel!

Liz @ intheskinny said...

I love the looks of this vacation! The resort looks amazing. Thanks for the tip about bingo. I always wanted to play but it's good to know that it would be painful.