Monday, May 21, 2007

I'm Back

...from outer space

Well, not quite (although there were times when it kinda felt like it!).

No, I am back from my much-hyped vacation from the Dominican Republic.

Overall, it was a much needed trip for me. 7 days of just sitting my ass under a palm tree and drinking Pina Coladas and Coco Loco’s until my eyes were swimming.

I don’t think I have EVER been on a vacation where I did more NOTHING than this one....

My entire week consisted of virtually the same routine, day after day..

- Wake up around 9

- Eat Breakfast

- Turn my Ipod on and lay at the beach or pool.

- Order Girl drinks every time a waiter passed me by.

- Every 30 minutes or so, dive into the water, swim over to the water bar, and order more drinks.

- Play with my son in the water, while holding Girl Drink in my free hand. Note: this is HARD!

- Eat Dinner

- Drink and play cards on the veranda while the kids all played together (and thank god for portable DVD players!)

- Play Roulette in the casino till I pass out. (I drank there too, but no girl drinks for me there, thank you very much. No, in the casino I move over to manly Screwdrivers!).

- Stumble back to room and sleep.

That was it. For an entire week.

And ya know what? I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

For some, vacation is a place to sightsee and hustle-bustle. For me, it’s a way to completely shut down and shut out the world for a while.

Funniest part of the trip: After nearly a week of living somewhere where almost NO ONE spoke ANY English whatsoever, my son kinda snapped.

When we got to dinner, and the waiter came up and said “Hola”, I guess Joey had finally had enough of not being able to understand anyone.

He threw his napkin down in disgust and yelled, "Enough with all these Holas, already! I want to leave Spanish-ville!!!"

If the waiter HAD understood English, he probably would have spit in my food...

Anyway, I have some pics that I will put up, but I have so far been too lazy to take them off the camera. I will be sure to do so later in the week.

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