Friday, November 2, 2018

We took the kids to the Dominican Republic

Yep, we finally did it! We had gotten a passport for newborn Dominic in hopes of making this trip happen, and I'm pleased to say it went wonderfully. Obviously traveling with small children still can test your patience, but overall they were great on the flights (so much better than our flights back in February to Hawaii so I really can say that it gets easier as they get older) and also in the car driving around the country. 

The main purpose of the trip was to see all of Victor's family and introduce them to the boys. And it helps that Victor's family lives on a gorgeous tropical island in the Caribbean that has amazing food, so this trip to visit family was also a super fun vacation. Our itinerary was a few days in Santo Domingo and then the rest of the days on the north coast of Samana. Both were fun in their own way, but Samana takes the cake. What a beautiful place. 

I have a lot of photos to share, so I am going to divide up the posts--something kind of crazy was that we only used our nice camera once on this trip. Everything else we just took with iphones. It actually was really relaxing to not worry about taking perfect pictures on our big camera. 

Our trip started with an early morning at LAX. First flight to NYC took off at 7 yikes. 
 ^^they wore their pjs all day. Comfy and easy^^
 ^^these kind of things make my heart burst!^^
 We got in late, so this was the boys first taste of the D.R. at our hotel balcony before driving to Victor's mom's house in Santo Domingo. Lots and lots of honking!
 This is Victor's mom's house in the capital that her Papi Ramon lives at. Aka the Ramon we named J after, and also visited on our honeymoon years ago. Also, Victor's mom and stepdad met us there and stayed the whole time we were there which made the trip even better. Always love spending time with them. The boys love Abue and Papa.

 Getting cozy in the Zona Colonial 
 This time around, Santo Domingo was not nearly as hot as last time. It was much more enjoyable. Still pretty humid though.

 Stay tuned for more!

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