Saturday, March 20, 2010

Goodbye USA-Hola Dominican Republic!!

Tomas and I flew from a rainy D.C. to sunny (and hot!) Puerto Rico, it is only a 4 hour direct flight however, we had a layover in Miami so our whole trip took a lot longer. We had 7 bags checked between the two of us which cost us a pretty penny, but when you are moving to another country you need a lot of things! Saying goodbye to our parents was the hardest part for me, I cried when I hugged my parents goodbye but the tears soon turned to excitement as Tomas and I got in the security line. I fell asleep on both legs of our trip, so I must not have been too anxious! When we got outside the airport in Puerto Rico, even at almost 9 pm it was hot! We checked into our hotel and went to the hotel restaurant- Outback Steakhouse- I had never been there before and it wasn't half bad! We fell asleep as soon as our heads hit the pillow. We woke up early because we thought that Tomas had to get to his consulting session early, but he didn't (YAY!) so we ate breakfast and went in search of cheap sunscreen (we didn't find any, $15.00 for a spray bottle of SPF 50). We walked to the beach and saw the resort that we stayed in on our honeymoon. I love Puerto Rico, its beautiful war, and it has a lot of great memories for Tomas and I.
After three nights in P.R. Tomas and I hopped a cab to the airport and had to pay (again) for our mass amount of luggage, we were on our way to our new home for the next two years!! It was exciting and the flight only took 30 min! We looked out the window the whole way there, when we saw land it was so wonderful to look out and see the island. After landing our sponsor Don, met us at the gate because he has the golden ticket ( a special badge) and we were ushered through all of the lines and it was amazing (and a little odd because it is so new to both of us). Don and his wife Yesenia took us on a nice tour of the D.R. coast line to our hotel where we checked in!! So far I really love being here, I can't wait for our house to be ready so we can get our UAB and start to really settle in!

Thats all for now, we are going out to dinner!


1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited for you and also a little jealous! John doesn't think we'll bring a lot in our suitcases. If you have time can you tell me what you brought so I can tell him all we need?

    I hope you're still having a good time!