Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dominican Republic

We're off to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic!  We had a bright and early 6:30am flight.  Why would this 2-year-old be tired at that time?!  She was a great little traveler (they both were).  With endless snacking and electronic devices, what's not to love about flying?!

We 'spring-breaked' with the Olin crew and Auntie Jackie too :)  It was a week straight of sun, water, fun, food, and drinks.  The days were all blending together as each day was the same.....eat breakfast, go to the water park/pool/beach (visit the swim-up bar a few times), eat lunch, rest up in the room, go to the water park/pool/beach, happy hour, eat dinner, go to bed!  What a relaxing week it was.  My favorite restaurant that we went to was definitely the hibachi experience.  Phil was even invited up to help cook our meal for a little while - he had mad skills!  My favorite cocktail throughout the week changed, from piña coladas to slushy vodka lemonades (on a hot day, mmm mmm good)!

The Darcy and Krump kids were in heaven.  Riley and Henry were inseperable :)
Here they are, standing with their friend "pretty" as they named her for the week.  There were a few peacocks roaming around our resort at all times.  


Let the water fun begin!  I remember the first night we got there (not this picture), it was getting dark already and the pool was closed, but Henry insisted on putting his swim trunks on.  He just HAD to check out the ocean before going to eat dinner :)  He loved the water, any water, all water, he loved it!  


Check out that beach babe!

We were applying and reapplying sunscreen non-stop.  Our poor Minnesota skin was not used that sun!  Lydia was so good about keeping her hat on all the time.  The Krumps were definitely BFFs with 50 SPF for the week.  


Lydia's new Minnie water toy from Auntie Jackie didn't leave her side the whole trip!

The water park was so much fun - here was a little splash pad action!  


This was a "big" waterslide according to Lydia :).....

.....they were just the right size for her!


We didn't see much of Henry or Riley's faces some days - they were seriously underwater non-stop!  We brought along a few water toys to keep them occupied - good plan.  

Here was a little more water park fun, silly faces.....

.....and muscles, of course!


Lydia was getting awfully spoiled with her "special drinks" at the bar!  She had to pick orange or red each time - tough decisions! 

A quick rainstorm was coming in and downpoured on us about 3 minutes after this windy pic was taken, ha!

On our last morning, we headed out for an early walk in our pajamas to catch the scenery one final time!  
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Grandma & Grandpa Olin - a trip we'll never forget!!

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