Our calm weekend in Cabarete

IMG_7689Between a big service project, not feeling very good, enjoying our last weeks here, and not having the best wifi…it’s taken me a while to get to this post.IMG_7708About a week ago, Derek and I enjoyed our last “vacation” time while we’re here in the Dominican Republic. All of our vacations have been so adventurous and go go go, so for this one we wanted to just take things slow and relax. We decided to go to a surf town called Cabarete, which is only about 45 minutes from our house.IMG_7711IMG_7712We splurged and stayed in a very nice Airbnb called Seawinds. It had hot water, AC, views of the ocean, a very nice swimming pool, and it even had an american washer and dryer. (Like I’ve said before, it’s the little things.)IMG_7696IMG_7699IMG_7694IMG_7709IMG_7698

As always here is the link to this wonderful airbnb:

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20832743?source_impression_id=p3_1565100537_3io1xswO1RvsCDdw

We spent our weekend binge watching Netflix, finding yummy food, spending time at the pool, and enjoyed watching the kite surfers. The beach we stayed on is called Kite Beach for a good reason.IMG_7714IMG_7724IMG_7684

IMG_7719IMG_7723IMG_7717On our last day of our vacation, we celebrated our 10 year “anniversary” of being together. A whole decade of him by my side, and I am still in awe of how I got so lucky.  (here’s a cute throwback 😉 )

To celebrate our special milestone, we visited Playa Alicia, which is a beach that was about 20 minutes away from our Air BNB. We’ve been wanting to go there since we’ve been in the DR, but hadn’t made it yet. It was a little more touristy, and most visitors are on the beach were from Europe, but the sand and the waves were perfect. I could’ve stayed there all day, so we did. 😉

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IMG_7702IMG_77001We ended our night with dinner at a  restaurant that was right on the beach, with one of the most beautiful views of the ocean that I’ve ever seen..and that’s saying something! Unfortunately, I didn’t snap a photo because my camera died and my iphone didn’t do justice, so that view is just in my memory. Sometimes not capturing a moment makes it more special. IMG_7710Derek and I talked a lot about how our time here is coming to an end, and how bittersweet it feels to be leaving this chapter behind, but also looking forward to going back home to the lives we love there.2IMG_7718IMG_7713IMG_7580

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IMG_7720With only less than a week left here, I can’t help but feel grateful for the growth we’ve both had this summer. It’s been such a beautiful experience for us, and I am already looking forward to reading these posts, and looking at these photos with nostalgia in the future.3I am hoping to write one more post while we are here, but with the way life (and the wifi) has been lately, my next post might be written cuddled up to Harvey in my air conditioned house. (hooray!)

Onto the next adventure, Wren

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