Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dominican Republic

Our trip to Dominican Republic was amazing. We had so much fun just the two of us relaxing, playing, and having the time of our lives. 

Day 1
Day 1 was mainly traveling and seeing the D.R. for the first time. 

 Day 2
The second day was a lot of relaxing and exploring the ocean and the beach. 

 Right outside our room. 

I could not believe how warm the water was. I have never been in such warm ocean water. 

Day 3 - Snorkeling at Paradise Island
I think this was one of my favorite days. We took this small boat out to Paradise Island. It was the most beautiful little island ever. It was so tiny and had amazing snorkeling. It was just us and around 20 people on the whole island. 

The water was SO clear. It really was Paradise Island. 

There was only 4 little huts like this on the island.

The snorkeling was amazing and so much fun!

Nick is on the left and I'm... behind all the fish, at least you can see my flipper at the bottom ;).

Ha, I love this photo! I totally got photo bombed by this fish! 

Live sea urchin. 

Nick holding a cute little crab.

Apparently holding a wild pelican is not a good idea, you may get scratched...

I could stay like that forever...

Day 4 - 12 Waterfalls

On our way to the 12 waterfalls we took a bus and saw some fun local stuff. I love how colorful a lot of the houses are.

We saw this everywhere. Most people rode on motorcycles. 

So lush... :)

We had to hike up about a mile to get to all the waterfalls.  

 Once we got to the top we had to wear helmets and like jackets because we had to either jump or slide down all of the 12 waterfalls. 

Nick jumping off by one of the waterfalls. 

Nick and our guide through the waterfalls. 

Our delicious authentic Dominican meal after the falls. 

Just learning how cigars are made...

Holding a parrot. 

Day 5 - Nick B-day
This was Nick's birthday and all he wanted to do was relax, so relax we did! :)

Apparently they knew it was Nick's B-day because they through a HUGE party for the whole resort. There was fireworks, tons of amazing food, music, dancing, and entertainment. 

The handsome birthday boy!

Day 6 - Last Day
Our last day was amazing, but sad at the same time. Our trip went by way to fast. I didn't want to leave.

Getting our last drinks in. We each had a ton of these the whole time. I wish I would have got photos of all the food on our trip. It was all inclusive, so there was a ton and it was all so good. 


 I will sure miss this view...

 Going home... :(


Chelsie Wilde said...

SO, SO FUN! I cant wait to hear all about it! And you look AmAzInG!!.. so does the Dominican Republic :)

The Kitch said...

I didn't know you had a blog!! what a fun discovery! and your trip looks so amazing, I'm glad it was so fun!

Janae said...

I totally want to go here now! It looks amazing and so much fun!

Steve and Lindsey! said...

Looks like you had so much fun!! Totally jealous!! Love the pictures!!

Katie said...

amazing! the water looks unreal. glad you had fun - but glad you're back!! Let's go get lunch and you can tell me all about DR :)

Beck said...

Remember me? (drill team coach with nikki) Found your blog from CharLee and you are drop dead gorgeous!! Looks like your trip was AMAZING and I am so jealous. Love you woman!! Seriously you are gorgeous and I kind of hate you for it.

Gentri said...

Shalease!! These photos are AMAZING!! What an awesome trip! totally jealous! haha! Did you guys take all the underwater photos or was there a photographer?

Shalease said...

Oh thanks so much!!! Your to nice! Of course I rember you! I have quite a few funny memories of you actually!! :)

Shalease said...

Thanks Gen!! Most of them we took, but the few with both of us in them we had someone else take!