Another stamp in the passport

Maine…I love it here.  I do.  However, I hate winter and the only reason I put up with it is for the wonderful spring, summer and fall in Maine.  I often wonder how even though I travel for work, I have not yet got the timing down for me to be a snowbird.   I continue to try.  Until then, I am forced to make my own “summer” in the dead of winter.  This year, it took the form of a trip to the Dominican Republic.  I love to see new places and I would be lying if it didn’t cross my mind to see the home of one of my beloved Red Sox players, David Ortiz.  dscn0015 img_1491

I had been dreaming about this vacation for months and I was so ready when the time finally came.  Most of my vacations involve going at mach 3 to see everything possible, but this time, I really needed time to sit on the beach or by the pool and just soak up the sun.  I got just what I wanted.  My friend and I stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana.  Our vacation immediately started on a high note when we were upgraded to the Presidential Suite.  The above view is from our lovely patio.  The weather was warm, food was abundant and the drinks flowed freely as relaxation started to take over my body.

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The staff was incredibly friendly, the beach lovely, 13 pools to choose from (including one for adults only) and 9 restaurants.  Not to mention, the wonderful spa they have.  This was hands down one of my best vacations.