Posted on May 5, 2014
Posted on January 16, 2014
Though we spent most of our time in the Dominican Republic lazing around the beach, we were able to see a little more of the La Romana area via horseback. Our resort helped us set up a horseback riding trip that meandered through the lush countryside and along the beaches.
It was a lovely way to spend a balmy, breezy morning, and our guides were warm, easy-going and fun to chat with. One of them spoke four languages fluently, several more languages proficiently, and seemed to have lived a dozen lifetimes. The two older men declared that the youngest guide had pretty much been born on a horse and was the best horseman of the three.
After our ride, we explored a Dominican cigar factory, ventured to a grocery store where we happened to meet former baseball all-star Julio Franco, and stopped at a small lunch counter to pick up food that ended up being the best meal we ate our entire time in the D.R.
Posted on September 23, 2013
It was good to be home for the weekend. I spent a lot of time catching up on sleep, cooking, sorting through photos, and celebrating a friend’s birthday. Here are a few phone snaps from the last couple of days.