Aside from missing my family, friends and dogs, it's nice to have "American" food again, sleep in my own bed, and really relax! Going on Vacation, we all have the plan of relaxing, for Andrew & I that really just meant leaving business, stress of day to day life and the clock behind, which we did! But, "relax" we really didn't do much of. Being at an all inclusive it's very easy to have a drink in your hand at all times. Living the BJJ lifestyle, it's hard to drink very often (training with a hangover or dehydrated is not fun!) we go out for a beer about once a month so we we're definitely out of our comfort zone at the resort. We drank like we were 21 again....that is until about day 5 when we realized we weren't. We have been back for 2 days now and I still am not quit right!
As we rode in on the shuttle to our hotel, we were warned of the popular local drink "The Mama Juana", we were told "write down your name and room number and give it to someone if you choose to try it. Well, we decided we should be adventurous and try it! And yes! we should have written down our name and room number. One shot of Mama Juana and you can easily become "that guy" which we did on a few honeymoon moments. (stay tuned for my next few blogs to hear about those moments) ;)
We did spend some time on excursions, which was amazing....We toured the countryside of Punta Cana, rode horses, went scuba and snuba diving, participated in an Indian ritual and then some..... We did sit on chairs on the beach for a minute, floated on rafts in the pool and enjoy the beautiful weather of the Caribbean. We took a couple naps, went out to dinner every night and partied at the swim up bar. We met some BJJ peeps and spent an evening at a BJJ gym (which was like training in a sauna) but, an awesome experience rolling with the locals (who were very good btw).
Enjoy the picks and stayed tuned for more of our fun adventures in The Dominican Republic!