S: Dominican Republic: Jan. 22nd - 29th 2012
FC: Dominican Republic | John & Linda Donkers
1: Jan. 22nd, 2012 After a 4 1/2 hr. flight delay with Sunwing, we arrived in the Dominican Republic. We stayed at the Riu Merengue Resort in Puerto Plata
6: We traveled to the Resort with 42 of us, 14 were with the Monkton group , others came from the Dublin area. Ourselves, joining the group just a few days before because of a couple's cancelation. Met lots of great new friends! Wonderful time!
8: Poolside Laughter!
10: Cobblestone walkways adorned with trees lead to our rooms.
11: OUR OWN
12: Deep Sea Fishing
15: Catch of the Day !
16: Beautiful Fruit Carvings
19: L-R: Steve, Joan, Bonnie, Lisa, Sharon, Linda, Bill, (Photo heads: Deb & George who had to cancel their trip), Char, John, Jane and Brian. Absent: Ron, Beth, and Bill.
23: In Puerto Plata
25: We took a 1/2 day bus tour to Peurta Plata. Explored Fort San Felipe, the Rum Factory, Gem/Jewelery Store, and Cigar Factory/Museum. Next we toured the streets of the city, the repaired Catholic Church, (that was split in two by in an earthquake) and the first hotel in Puerta Plata were among some of the buildings we saw.
28: Fort San Felipe of Puerto Plata
30: Brugal Rum Factory
31: Overlooking the city of Puerto Plata
35: Boccia Ball Champs!