After sharing my Punta Cana trip summary on Facebook, I realized that it was something that my readers may enjoy. There are a lot of lessons in life and personal finance that I learned on my seven day trip to Punta Cana with my eleven-year-old son, so I figured I’d share it. I hope you enjoy this summary. The last link in the post takes you to my personal Facebook photo album where the pictures that illustrate the trip are hosted.
Buggies Through the Country Side
After eating breakfast, Rj and I met up with Alex, who took us on a private snorkeling event that I secured with him the previous day. I was happy to allow RJ to snorkel for another hour. This is one of his most enjoyable experience. He wants to do it again on our last day but I told him that I’m not paying. The resort offers up their snorkeling equipment and an kayak free of charge so, I said if he wants to snorkel again we’ll have to kayak in the middle of the ocean to the reef. He’s not a taker…yet.
After snorkeling, Daddy once again hustled $20 off an excursion for buggy driving through the countryside. The drive to starting point took about an hour because the driver had to pick up a few parties from different resorts in the area. This gave me an excellent chance to see more of the city and realize that there are still areas that I have yet to explore (Yay!).
Anyway, once we made it to the starting point, we had a brief and was given a chance to purchase bandanas and sunglasses to cover our noses from the dust. I purchased sunglasses for myself (and forgot to take the sticker off, duh) but not for RJ. So, he started pouting. Needless to say, he acted as if he didn’t enjoy the first leg of the trip.
The first stop was to an underground cave. The water was about 25 degrees Celsius but I decided to jump in just to be “adventurous.” Rj refused to jump in and told me, “Dad, the risk is not worth the reward.” He couldn’t see anything so he swore there were leeches in the water. He may have been right. If you see my cave shots there appears to be some form of microorganisms swimming past me.
After the cave, we drove more through the country side and saw many typical Dominican houses. Because there are no piping systems, we saw kids riding horses with gallon of buckets attached so they can retrieve water for the family from the freshwater lake about a mile out.
Last, we ended at Macao beach, the one that we hung out at on day 2 of our trip. We swam and played at the beach, made it back to the truck, and ended the night with another city tour and dinner.
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