Surprise! Scott and I took a quick getaway to Punta Cana last month. And it was glorious and relaxing and everything in the world that we needed. It was so far overdue.
To be honest, between the home search process, the home buying and negotiation process, coming to terms with leaving New York, trying to settle into a new home with four hours of commuting every day and Scott’s busy season…we were spent. We were grumpy and we need to push the reset button.
Our (adult-only) resort was beautiful. We went with an all-inclusive, as you do in the Caribbean. We immediately had lunch upon arriving at the resort and I asked for a beer. The waiter said, “Beer, wonderful.” And then he left. I looked at Scott. Umm, I didn’t tell him what type of beer…. it would have been Corona Light, obviously.
Well, they only served Presidente at this resort. And it turns out, I was just fine with that!So besides the Presidente, there was lots of Kenny Chesney, Bob Marley and Zac Brown Band on our little vacation.
Every night was like date night, getting dressed up and trying a new restaurant. Scott even broke mold and agreed to sharing food with me. I mean, is there anything better? My idea of a perfect vacation truly is doing nothing but reading, sunbathing, drinking and just being. I’ve so enjoyed vacations with culture and good restaurants, but we needed to just be.I didn’t bring hair products. I barely wore make up. I felt pretty as I let my hair air dry and I threw on a forgiving sundress.
We lounged, we talked, we took turns getting drink refills. We worked out (once), we kayaked and we went zip lining.
And we talked about things that needed to be talked about. We focused on each other. It ended up being therapeutic just by the very nature of just being us, together, without the superficial worries and problems of day-to-day life. We were pretty blessed to be able to go. Maybe I’ll listen to Kenny Chesney and get Presidente this weekend…