We love pool time

November 28, 2014
I mean, who doesn't love riding dolphins?

I mean, who doesn’t love swimming with the dolphins?

Or getting both pizza and a cuddle without even taking off my goggles.

Or getting both pizza and a cuddle whilst still in full swim kit?

Where there are always new friends to play with (Rafa and the dinosaur played ball together just the two of them, for hours)

Where there are always new friends to play with (Rafa and the dinosaur played ball together, just the two of them, for hours)

The funnest thing at the pool, is when we get chucked in the deep end.

The funnest thing at the pool though, is getting chucked in the deep end.

 

International dinners

November 27, 2014
Mexican.  Ole!

Mexican. Ole!

At the American steak house (AND they gave us balloons!)

At the American steak house (AND they gave us balloons!)

Out of our swimmers, showered and dressed we decided to check out the Japanese restaurant.

Out of our swimmers, showered and dressed to check out the Japanese restaurant.

'Bruce Lee' our chef made food fly and plates twirl.

‘Bruce Lee’ our ‘Japanese’ chef made food fly and plates twirl.

Rafa thought it looked like something he'd quite like to try at home.

Rafa thought it looked like something he’d quite like to try at home.

We all decided the Italian was the best one.

As much fun as the Japanes night was, as a group we decided the Italian was the best all round restaurant at the resort.

Icecream for dessert.  That's universal, isn't it?

But if it was just up to Rafa and I, we would have said the icecream parlour at the Gran Caribe was the best food spot. Ice cream is universal, isn’t it?

Eco excursion

November 27, 2014
The eco park tour is supposed to be done by segway, but we all went by golf cart since we're too little for that.

The eco park is supposed to be toured by segway, but we all went by golf cart since we’re too little to control those things.

The park has native plants, animals, an apiary and a worm farm.

The park is home to local plants and animals, an apiary, equestrian centre and a worm farm.

We were told to take bread to feed the ducks.  but we couldn't find any ducks.

We were told to take bread to feed the ducks, but we couldn’t find any ducks.

The ducks' loss was the iguanas' gain.

The ducks’ loss was the iguanas’ gain.

The park edges the Carribean.  Julio Iglasis' house is up one way and the Punta Cana hotel, where you can stay for $4,000 per night, is there too.  We got to hang out as part of the tour.

The park edges the Caribbean. Julio Iglesias’ house is up one way and the Punta Cana hotel, where you can stay for $4,000 per night, is there too.

A short hike through native forest.

A short hike through native forest.

took us to a secret fresh water lagoon.  It was really deep but we could still see right to the bottom.

took us to a secret fresh water lagoon. It was really deep but we could still see right to the bottom.

Pablo did a BIG dive from the cliff.

Pablo did a BIG dive from the cliff.  The rest of us entered at the side.

we had fresh fruit amongst the  bouganvillia before heading back to the hotel.

We had fresh fruit amongst the bougainvillea before heading back to the hotel.

At the beach

November 26, 2014
Beach football

Beach football

Sand castles

Building sand castles with Tio Pablo

And the most exciting bit (for Rafa, anyway) the tractor on weed collection rounds.

And the most exciting bit (for Rafa, anyway) the tractor on weed collection rounds.

Tios

November 25, 2014
Tio Pablo and Tia Samantha have joined us from Argentina.

Tio Pablo and Tia Samantha have joined us from Argentina.

With a second shark about we can now have shark races!

With a second shark about we can now have shark races!

The surprise slippy slide

November 24, 2014
Look what turned up at our Mini Club pool!

Look what turned up at our Mini Club pool!

Wahooo!

Wahooo!

 

This is what Friday in the Caribbean looks like

November 21, 2014
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Post breakfast stroll

We were trying to straighten up the tree.  It wasn't budging.

We were trying to straighten up the tree. It wasn’t budging.

Pool time.

Pool time.

We both made friends (Rafa and his new friend swapped cars and drove them around the pool - before they started crashing them into the water and having to dive to retreive them that is).

We both made friends at the pool (Rafa and his new friend swapped cars and drove them around and around and around the pool – before the game changed to crashing them into the water and having to dive down to rescue them).

Kiwi (the lady from the Mini club) brought toys for us to play with.  (Kiwi couldn't believe that Mum was a Kiwi too!)

Kiwi (the lady from the Mini Club) brought pool toys for us to play with. (Kiwi couldn’t believe that Mum was a Kiwi too!)

Kiwi took me and one of my new friends for lunch.

Kiwi took me and one of my new friends for lunch.

On our pre dinner stroll we chanced on a Friday night artisanal market.

On our pre dinner stroll we chanced on a Friday night artisanal market.

I was given a shell necklace.

I was given a shell necklace.

And we picked up another mask for our collection.  Rafa was supposed to be in this photo with me...

And we picked up another mask for our collection. Rafa was supposed to be in this photo with me…

But he was still too busy driving.

But he was still too busy driving.

 

Chillaxing and mossie combat

November 20, 2014
Our morning went like this: leisurely breakfast, hanging out in the pool, followed by a leasurely lunch.

Our morning went like this: leisurely breakfast, hanging out in the pool, followed by a leasurely lunch.

Followed by a super long nap.

Followed by a super long nap.

Then off to the resort market on a mission for mossie spray.  I was bitten all over last night.  Rafa reckons he was bitten too but he doesn't know what he's talking about.

Then off to the resort market on a mission for mossie spray. I was bitten all over last night. Rafa reckons he was bitten too but he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

Problem solved.

Problem solved.

Onto a mossie-free evening.

Onto enjoy a mossie-free evening.

Travelling fun

November 20, 2014

It’s always a long day when you’re at the airport before Mr Sun has got out of bed.

Despite the early start we were far more interested in the activities Mum packed for us than sleeping.

Despite the early start we were far more interested in the activities Mum packed for us than sleeping.

Transiting through Miami was a breeze with our new bags.  And we got to ride the Sky Train!

Transiting through Miami was a breeze with our new bags. And we got to ride the Sky Train!

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Nope! Still not tired!

But when we got to the hotel we ate then crashed!

Packing

November 17, 2014
Counting out essentials.

Counting out essentials.

More essentials.

More essentials.

Can't forget our swimming gear.

Can’t forget our swimming gear.

Everything in.

Everything in.

Zipped up.

Zipped up.

Hang on…. don't forget my cars!

Hang on…. don’t forget my cars!


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