S: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic 2011
FC: Puerto Plata Dominican Republic | July 6-13, 2011
1: Thrown in the box when the bionic knees trigger an alarm! | The 3 Musketeers & their pillow pets ready for a snooze on the plane....right!! | G E T T I N G | Getting ready from CT & PA...for our direct flight; how ironic the Florida folks didn't fare so well! 12 hour trip home! | THERE | Check-in's a breeze, thanks to our awesome travel agent! | Saving our knees for more exciting things than long airport concourses! Let the tipping begin!
2: Though most of us were tired after a long day in the sun, the shows at this resort were excellent. Cass even got to dance with one of the cast members before the Lion King performance | Rooms steps from pool~Genie waves from 2nd floor
4: The beach boasted soft sand, clear water, shade & activity~like snorkeling for sea urchins! A bit too windy by afternoon, however!
5: Talented! | Educated! | Dashing!
7: G | E | T | I | N!!
10: Cameras everywhere you look! | Say "Cheese" | "one more!" | "Hold it..." | ...she attempts to find her best angle! | Thank goodness Genie only lost her pink camera at the bottom of her bag!
13: synchronized sipping! | chicken fight with all smiles...WOW!
14: Paradise Island...a day adventure | More a sandbar than island, the snorkeling was beautiful. Genie & Joyce even had a personal, hand-holding guide! | sunscreen ritual!
15: This adventure group boarded a bus that required an AC repair prior to reaching our 1st destination! Once we reached an impoverished little village, we boarded a fleet of old "speed boats" & headed to Paradise Island for snorkeling. On the scenic trip back, we stopped for a Dominican meal. Beautiful ocean & mountain views & colorful tropical fish were enjoyed by all!
16: Since there was no bar IN the pool, we took turns getting rounds just outside the pool.... | 2 beers are better than 1!
17: Am I your favorite? Do we ever tire of that question? | long days in the expansive pool, steps from a fave open air lunch venue....not to mention bar, icecream & popcorn! | You've heard of "tug-of-war"; this is "tug-of-Ben"!
19: While the adults sipped cocktails and posed for pictures, the kids spent most of the happy hour in the gift shop!
22: A celebratory dinner on our last night. Gene & Phyllis celebrated their anniversary. The rest of us celebrated dad''''''''''' 's generosity for another wonderful beach vacation! | Anyone else thinkin...LICE
23: T | H | A | N | K | S | D | A | D | This year, 13 of us enjoyed our 8th (almost) annual beach vacation! Muchos gracias papa!
25: " I think I'll take a picture of..... ME!! " | Hats off to these bathing beauties!
26: While some wiled away the last full day at Ocean World, & others lounged by the bar, one of us experienced local medical care! | Hey! I said EVERYONE smile!! | (The concerned wait in the bar!! lol) | Do these hats make my butt look big? | Peace out with Rapper CJ (Cassidy Jane!) and Liitle Bro J! These cats are definitely too school for cool!
28: TAKE 10
29: Desperate for a fresh photo op, the adults imitate the kids in clowning around... | Ready? Rotate...you move here...hurry! | A private table for grandpa & the kids!!
31: CA S S I D Y