Monday, September 12, 2011

Punta Cana {Part 1}

(Since I have to get some pictures from Cassie, I'll have to do two separate posts on Punta Cana.)

About 2 weeks ago, Matt and I went on a quick trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with Chase and Cassie.  We've been planning this trip since the end of February and to be honest I thought the day would never come!
Memphis Airport bright and early

We left Memphis bright and early on Wednesday morning and headed to our connection flight in Atlanta.  After a long day of flying and waiting, we ended up getting to the Dominican around 3 in the afternoon.  Once we arrived, we scooped up our luggage and had a short taxi ride to the resort.

The Punta Cana airport is an outside airport aka no air conditioning (Matt's worst nightmare)

We stayed at the Majestic and ended up getting "upgraded" to a pool suite rooms.  The Majestic has 2 resorts that run side by side. We had originally booked for the newer resort, however it was over booked and we agreed to stay next door.  Along with the upgrade of our rooms we also were given wrist bands for acess to both resorts, which meant double the restuarants. 

This is the view from our sliding glass door, we had a little backyard and then you could jump right into the pool

The humidity attacked my camera, but this is looking across the pool to the right of our porch area

The weather was in the 90's for most of the trip, but there was a constant breeze which made laying on the beach very pleasant (especially if you were under an umbrella).  I'm used to Destin's beaches where the water normally has seedweed, this was the complete opposite.  The water was crystal blue and very warm!

Our daily routine for the week was to wake up at 7:30 and meet for breakfast.  Then we would go back to the rooms, change clothes, and be on the beach by 9.  We'd go between the beach and pool all day and head in for lunch around 12:30.  After lunch we took about an hour nap to get some relief from the sun and then we were back out until it was time to get ready for dinner.  We went to dinner around 6:30 and we were back in the rooms no later than 9:30 every night.  Relaxing and laying out in the sun is extremely exhausting!

Dinner at the Japenese restuarant

On our way to the Itialian restuarant

Drinks before dinner in the lobby

Matt was about to pass out because there was no air conditioning or fans in the lobby area (he sweats when it's 40 degrees outside)

Itialian wasn't filling enough, so we headed to the steak house

Round 2 at the steak house

The food wasn't the greatest, but all in all we had a great time!  It was nice to get away from work and cell phones, however I was ready to get home to see Connor.  Connor stayed with Gigi and Big Daddy all week and had his own mini vacation from reality!

View from the plane as we were leaving

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