A New Year – 2017

I awoke this morning to the sound of steel drums and roosters crowing…..a true Caribbean experience.    Honestly, I’m loving sitting here on the balcony enjoying the dawn and the sounds of the hard core revellers not so far away.  Johnny sleeps 🙂

New Year’s Eve was a lovely meal at the hotel with the staff even more excited than the guests.  Everyone adorned with party hats, sounds makers and the excitement one feels when yet another year draws to a close with a new one rolling in just behind.  Our favourite server Andrea (An DRAY ahh) had Johnny to a photo of the me with her and then did a selfie with the 3 of us….we sat next to a lovely Dutch couple and chatted, ate, sipped wine and listened to a guitarist for hours.  Finally, we went for a walk on the beach where all the partiers were gathering for music and eventual fire works.

YOU KNOW US….we really aren’t the group party kind of people,, so we headed back to the room (it was 10:30 ish), watched the rest of a movie and actually were awake with the TV off and lights out when the fire works started…they sounded great 🙂

So here I am in 2017.  We have been so sluggish the past week we spent the last day of 2016 walking….to a mall a couple of km away….stopped for a snack and pineapple juice on the beach on the way home….grabbed our suits, had lunch then spent the rest of the afternoon on the beach….went swimming (forgot to take my readers off my head and they are now just another piece of plastic in the sea)…..went back to room, changed and wandered up to the village like area a few blocks away and picked up a few needed items……over 20,000 steps on my Fitbit for the last day of 2017…not bad!

No photos….the music is still playing……the roosters still crowing……Welcome to 2017!  Happy New Year!!!  xo Johnny (asleep) & Melva (not) – 6:44 a.m. January 1, 2017.

Posted on January 1, 2017, in bavaro beach, Caribbean Islands, Dominican Republic, Punta Cana and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. So happy for you.Sounds wonderful.xxx

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