Thursday, April 26, 2012

{our honeymoon} part two

our own tropical sunrise

just beautiful

just soaking it all up

our umbrella hut for the day

sunrise in Punta Cana

he loves me

he's my favorite

after a quick rain shower the rainbows come out

enjoying our hut

taking off!

soaring high above the water

they were about to dip us and Allen's face says it all

coming back down to the boat

Allen is just happy to be out of the sky

I loved para-sailing!

excited about hibachi

best food of the whole trip

he was awesome!

our last day


hanging out at the pool bar for a bit

palm tree lovin'

wish we could stay in paradise forever

our last lunch at the ocean side buffet

taking our last beach photos

what about these coconuts?!

always thinking about baseball

thank you for an amazing stay

on the crazy drive back to the airport

here we come Texas

he can't stand flying

On the morning of our fourth day we had scheduled our romantic in-room breakfast for 9am.  We took our time getting ready to head out and we went to spend a little time in the ocean for awhile.  I didn't take my camera out this day because we had scheduled a snorkeling trip for the afternoon so I took my water camera instead.  A storm came rolling through right before we were supposed to head out so we had to wait a little bit to get on the boat.  When we finally got to the spot to snorkel the storm had mixed up the water so much that it wasn't as clear as it usually is so sadly none of our photos turned out.  However it was still beautiful and we loved swimming with the fish out in the ocean.  After I finally got the hang of snorkeling I didn't want to leave the reef!  We made it back to the resort late in the afternoon and decided to go kayak in the ocean.  That was an experience I've never had either and a serious arm workout!  We then went back to our room, ordered room service and took a much needed nap.  We left for dinner at one of the restaurants and drinks in the courtyard to end the night.
The next morning we got up at 5am to head down to the beach and grab a grass covered hut.  We learned that if you don't get down there that early there won't be anything available all day.  We watched the sunrise in Punta Cana and it was absolutely breathtaking!  We took a nap and relaxed most of the morning.  Krista & Nick joined us after awhile and we all hung out, having a few drinks and enjoying the day.  After awhile one of the resort excursion guys came over to our hut asking if we wanted to go para-sailing.  I finally convinced Allen and we left our hut with Krista & Nick to go sign-up.  We ended up being the only ones on the boat so they let us have an extended para-sailing trip.  It was another first for me and I absolutely loved it.  The view of the island from up above everything was just stunning!  Allen wasn't having a great time at all . . . he and heights don't mix.  They started to go to dip us and Allen freaked out a bit and yelled for them to bring us in.  We would have had the longest para-sailing trip if we could have just stayed up there but Allen was done with it so they brought us in.  We went back to our room in the early evening to clean up for dinner.  We went to the super popular hibachi restaurant and had the best dinner of our whole trip.  We ended the night back in the courtyard for the live music and drinks before deciding that we needed to get some sleep.
On our last day we got up somewhat early, went to breakfast then to the beach.  One of our favorite things to do the whole time we were there was look for seashells.  They aren't that easy to find so it became somewhat of a challenge that we continued with on our last day and Allen really excelled at.  We also filled a resort water bottle with sand to bring home.  We had our last lunch at the beach-side grill after checking out and holding our bags with the resort, then walked around the resort a bit and spent some more time at the pool bar.  We had a bus scheduled to pick us up to return to the airport and it was bittersweet to get on it and leave the resort.  The food was really the only negative the whole time since none of it was really that good but overall our honeymoon was amazing.  We can't wait to visit Punta Cana again!



Miss K said...

i want to go there! it's so gorgeous! so, we went on our honeymoon almost a full year ago now and i still haven't developed our water camera yet!! aaagh. maybe this weekend?

J and A said...

Looks amazing! Paradise looks great on you. :)

Katie said...

It looks amazing!! The perfect honeymoon. :)

Sonja said...

So naturally I had to come to this post and get another 5 mins of relaxing HAHA

Y'all look so happy! I love how Allen is trying to be close to you in the picture by reaching over the table. So sweet!!

I'm so happy for y'all!

Vicki said...

This is like #1 on my places to visit ASAP! Your pictures are beyond gorgeous!!! :)

Becky said...

Looks amazing! So cool that you guys were parasailing. I've always wanted to do that!

Jodi said...

Looks AMAZING!!!!! The beach and water is SO beautiful. I've never been but would love to go. I could drink a lot of fruity drinks!! :)

Christina said...

This all looks amazing! I’m so jealous. I’m definitely in need of a beach vacation.

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

It looks like paradise.. y'all are the cutest couple!!

smk053078 said...

Holy moly!! These pictures are amazing!! I love the rainbow one. My husband and I went para-sailing in Mexico...and I was so scared flying over the water...I am deathly afraid of heights, but he talked me into it. Looks like you guys had a fabulous time!! I need a vacy to the beach!
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Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

girl, you have the nicest skin ever, without make up! what are your secrets?!

this place looks so picture perfect!

Ashlee Miller said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like you both had an amazing time!

LWLH said...

Those sunrise pictures are gorgeous!! :)

Ashley said...

Ohhh I would love to go there!!! Would you recomend it? M and I honeymooned in Dominican as well, went back at 3 years and we plan to go back next April!! Love Dominican!!! Your pictures are great!!

Emily said...

We cannot wait to go back, love the rainbow photo ah I miss it so much!