Saturday, October 31, 2009


I still haven't downloaded my pics yet- I think we're still recovering.

I had a tough day at work. I had to catch up for five days worth of being gone (although my replacements did a FABULOUS job), plus it was month end, plus I was dealing with a little bit of hurt feelings and some frustration related to being gone for a week .... so when I got home, my wonderful husband suggested my new Fav Mexican restaurant, Rico's. It was DELISH. I love that he knows what will make me happy and bring me down off the ledge.

We had a really good time in the Dominican and we found things to do we both wanted. Like I was really focused on the Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana and coffee and he was all about the cigars. We both like the history - so we both got what we wanted. The beaches were unbelievable - and the hotel grounds were fabulous. It was the HOTEL that was terrible. We had roaches in our room, everything felt damp - and a little dirty. The food was absolutely inedible. We tried it for about three days before we broke down and left the resort. My frustration came from the fact we were at an all inclusive resort. We're not hurting for money at all, but I hadn't PLANNED on spending money for food and it made me mad that we had too. I felt like the company who had sponsored our trip (this was an incentive trip for Conrad) had paid a lot of money, per day for us to enjoy the resort, room and food and we only got one out of three... and that is such a waste of money ... I hate that they paid that - they should ask for SOMEWHAT of a refund. 70% of the people in our group got sick - although we did not- and it was really frustrating. I think it was just due to the resort not being clean ...

After I got home, I looked up the resort on Trip Advisor and saw all the bad reviews. People getting sick, the health inspectors shutting the lunch buffet down, the Dominicans on the water sports portion of the resort hitting on teenagers, people stealing from the rooms, running out of liquor - the list goes on ... so I know it wasn't just us.

I think next time we tour the Caribbean, it will be perhaps on a cruise, not stuck in one place for a week. I'd like to see the Bahamas and Grand Cayman and all that, but I'm starting to think a boat is the way to do it. I've never been on a cruise and it's on my Bucket List ... so ... I'm about to get started on that! Maybe a girls cruise ... I dunno.



Jess said...

Oh that is so too bad about the resort! We went to Punta Cana for our honeymoon and our resort was FABULOUS in every way. I'm sure if you do go to another all-inclusive resort at some point, if you plan it yourself you can do some research and find a great place.

Lori York said...

I'm in fora girl's cruise!

Tracy said...

I really want to try a cruise, too! I've heard all the good and bad stories to know that I just need to try myself. SO, I am down for a girls cruise. Or if you want to drag the hairy boys, we could do that too!!