March 29, 2023

Photo Week, Day 2 of 7: Punta Cana

Jerry and I are going on vacation for a week (well, I say "vacation", but we're really just taking care of my sister's dogs at her house in Rockford, Illinois. This will be the longest we've been away since 2014 when we took a family vacation to Punta Cana!

To truly take a break from reality, I'm going to do something a little different this week. I've had a daily post streak going since January 1, 2020, and I really don't want to break that! So, I thought it might be fun to do a travel theme for each day and share some pictures from different trips I've been on. Each day will have a theme based on the location of the trip.

I'm preparing these posts ahead of time so I won't have to even open my computer while I'm gone. (I can still approve comments from my phone, though.) And hopefully when I get home, I'll have some good stuff to share :) 

These photos are from our family trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic in August 2014. Jerry and I took the boys, and they were surprised by a visit from Aunt Jeanie when we arrived ;)   This trip was the first time I ever wore a bikini--and I wrote about it in this post. Here goes, in no particular order...

This staff member really liked Eli. He gave her a dollar bill folded into a ring and she started calling him her boyfriend ;)

I have a full page of travel adventures--way too many to list this week--and they can be found here.


  1. Happy vacation (I know - Illinois, still).

  2. Kinda bums me out you haven't been away on a real vacation since 2014 with your family. We took our 2 boys on so many tropical vacations, cruises and trips to Disney when they were young. Now one lives a 3.5 hr plane ride away with my grandchild, and the other 1/2 hr away, but busy with work. I find it's also very important to plan vacations with my spouse, we go to the Caribbean once a year for a week together.


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