The Heart of the Wood
An odd blog.
Friday, July 15, 2005
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I don't know if I put this up before, but I *heart* The Comics Curmudgeon
Thursday, July 07, 2005
During our time at the resort we amused ourselves by playing a game in which we counted lizards, or as we called them "lizarders." Thus the game was called "lizarderering." Elli was the undisputed champion of lizarderering, ringing up twice my totals a good portion of the time. This guy was pretty easy to spot, as he is black and sitting on white. You didn't see this too much, and I think the birds also enjoyed playing lizarderer.
In our resort each cluster of rooms had a statue of the native Taino gods in it with a plaque about the god. Most of the Dominican people that we saw looked like they were of African descent. In general, Dominicans are a mix of Hispanic, African, and native populations. They are supposed to be very proud of their native heritage and they celebrate a good number of native holidays.
Here we're right on the edge of the greenery next to the beach. The beaches in the D.R. were very pretty. The weather in the picture is pretty much how it was the majority of the time that we were there. Party sunny. It would rain at random times for a couple of hours then it would be back to partly sunny. I was told that summer is the rainy season, if you go in the winter the weather is either sunny or partly sunny for about 6 months.
Here's a closer picture of the swim up bar. If you've never been to one it's pretty cool. They have little stools that are underwater. We spent a lot of time here in the afternoons sipping on tropical frozen drinks. Our biggest gripe the whole time we were there was that merengue was the only music we heard, and it was playing everywhere. Usually the same 4 or 5 songs. I've got nothing against merengue, but I certainly wasn't happy to hear it 24/7.
Some pictures from my honeymoon to the Dominican Republic. Here's my wife in the hotel lobby. Lobby is really kind of a misnomer, it's like a big open air pavilion. We spent a good amount of time here, it's kind of a night-time meeting place and hangout. You couldn't sit down for more then a minute without one of the staff from the bar asking if you want anything (unless you already have a drink in front of you.)