Quick, But Much Needed, Vacation.
From the piles of snow that rested on the back deck for weeks on end to the adjustment to working from home while taking care of a rapidly crawling bird, I've been looking forward to a quick, sunshiny break for some time now. And on Friday, a few of my friends and I took a wicked early flight out from Boston to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Since BSparl's arrival, I haven't traveled at all for pleasure. Only for business (which ended up being fun most of the time, but there was always some work component involved). This was the first time in a long time that I traveled without Chris, without BSparl, and without a business agenda. And while I missed my family, this beach trip was awesome:
We flew out at 6:30 am from Logan. Which means that the day started very early. And so did the party.
By the time we arrived in Punta Cana, we were giddy with excitement and celebrating the lack of snow on the ground.
We stayed at the Dream Resort and Spa, and both the landscape of the resort itself ...
... and of the fruit displays impressed us. And while we did our share of exploring the beaches and checking out the restaurants and bars, we were always able to find our way back to our room, courtesy of the accidental trail of test strips:
My blood sugars behaved brilliantly on this trip (except for that one 35 mg/dl as we were walking over to breakfast - more on that later) and I have never been more thankful for my waterproof pump (because I could clip it to the halter of my bathing suit and chill at the swim-up bar with my friends, without worry or disconnecting, but more on that later, too).
It was a short trip, but more than worth it. And when it snows (!) later in the week, I'll be able to console myself with pictures. ;)