My tan is fading quickly and it seems like my trip was long ago, and yet I'm still enjoying looking at the pictures and remembering the fun that was had. Today's post is my last on this topic and I'm going to share a few miscellaneous scenery shots and a story about our trip home.
I talked before about walking the Malecon and enjoying all of the sights and sounds. One day we came across this gentleman feeding pigeons and I loved the fact that that's how he chose to spend his Saturday morning.
We were surprised twice during our stay at the RIU by fireworks in the evening. Both times we were in the hotel lobby when we heard the booming sound and we ran out into the courtyard to get a better view. This photo isn't great but trust me, in person it was beautiful.
The weather during our trip was fantastic and I spent a lot of time laying on a lounger by the pool. Looking up all I saw was the bright, blue sky and palm trees. Check plus.
On the way home I had a great, first time experience - traveling First Class. It cost $139 to upgrade at the airport and the worst thing about it is that now I'm really, really spoiled. We had the first two seats in First Class which meant we were first on and first off, which is a bonus in itself. The moment we were seated we were offered a beverage which came in a real glass, no plastic cups in First Class! We also received a personal DVD player loaded with music videos, tv shows and movies. I watched an episode of Friends while eating complimentary cheese & crackers.
We received a little card from the President of Sun Country Airlines welcoming us to First Class, and you can be sure that will be in my scrapbook. We also received a wonderful lunch that included a sandwhich, a mini caprese salad and a brownie. I enjoyed my lunch while watching the movie "Bridesmaids". It was just as funny the second time and it really made the four hour flight go by quickly.
I did have a really odd and somewhat unnerving experience when I got home and unpacked my suitcase. I mentioned that we flew Sun Country, but when I unpacked I found a button from Frontier Airlines inside my suitcase. That means that at some point during the trip someone opened my suitcase (checked luggage) and put something inside. The button is obviously harmless, but it did make me think that they could have put something more dangerous in my suitcase like a weapon or drugs. Arriving back in the states Ihad to go through Customs and I'm not sure what I would have done if they had checked my luggage and found something illegal inside. I did notify Sun Country and they are investigating.
All in all it was a great vacation and I'm know that I'm so lucky to have the opportunity to travel. I'll leave you with a beautiful sunset photo and my thanks for reliving my vacation with me!