As I’m typing this, the clock tells me it’s 3:01 a.m. in the Dominican, but I’m still on PST so am only just starting to wind down. You’d think I would be exhausted, considering I spent 14 hours travelling here via 3 flights (Victoria – Vancouver, Vancouver – Toronto and Toronto – Puerto Plata). Fortunately, I’m someone who can sleep on planes – and I slept through most of my flights!
When I walked off my last plane, it felt as though I’d stepped into a sauna. The average temperature here this week is 31°C, and the humidity makes it feel like closer to 39-40°C. Depending on where you travel to, there’s a chance the humidity will make you feel hot and sticky, but not here. We spent the afternoon laying by the pool and I barely felt hot enough to go for a swim. (Instead, I napped more, lol.)
We did end up jumping in the pool for a bit, then went out for dinner, and hit up a bunch of clubs on the beach just a short walk from our resort. We made some new friends, sipped some cold drinks and danced until our feet hurt. And now I’m wiped! But my alarm is set for 8:30 a.m. (which will feel like 5:30 a.m. for me), because we’re going horseback riding tomorrow morning.
I seriously forgot how amazing vacations felt. (Even my back feels a bit better in the heat.)
The low of my week was losing sleep on both Sunday and Monday night. I think my brain was just buzzing with thoughts of my never-ending to-do list, but everything I wanted to get done is done!
You would think the high of my week would be being in Cabarete (and it will be starting today), but it was actually being invited to become a regular Education Contributor at The Globe and Mail. You know I signed those papers and sent them back right away! I can’t wait to start writing there.
The best money I spent will be whatever I spend this weekend!
My plans this weekend include going horseback riding today, hosting a party at our place tonight, then going bodysurfing and doing a little yoga…
How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?