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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. 

I could live right here, on this beach.
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:

You knew which room was ours.

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.  ;)


Beautiful! I'm jealous. :)

Looks like an awesome time!! I'm interested in any and all tips you can offer about a beach vacation with a pump. I'm going to Cabo for a week in June (squeeeee!) and am trying to figure out how to handle pump life while on a beach, in the heat, with more food and drink than I know what to do with.

Gorgeous pictures! I love the lack of snow excitement one :).
More jealousy from the snowy Canadian prairies!

Are you referring to the rumored "Nor' Easter" we are supposed to be getting Friday? - BOOO

Looks like a great time Kerri!!!

Looks amazing! I'm not the biggest beach person (I'm more of a mountains kinda girl) but this right now looks like heaven. I could so get on board with sun, sand, waves and a cabana boy. :)

That place looks AMAZING! I'm so jealous!

Funny about the test strips. There is one right in front of my downstairs neighbors door, but it's so close that I can't pick it up for fear that they'll open the door at that exact moment and I'll look like a crazy girl!

I'm glad you had a great time, and hopefully none of your strips are extending their vacation!

Nice, just looking at the beach front pic makes me feel calm, and happy. Then I peer over my computer screen tot he outside snow banks. I am glad you had some sun! Awesome.

How do you get a waterproof pump?? I have looked for one, or at the least a waterproof case, and can't seem to find them anywhere. Is it only available for special pumps?

What type pump do you use and what are the pros and cons? My son (10) was diagnosed Dec 21, 2010. He is in the pool alot during the summer and we are starting gathering info on pumps for when he is eligible. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Waterproof pump? Which one are you using? I'm heading to Mexico in a couple weeks and haven't done a beach trip since I've been on the pump and CGM.

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