Friday, June 11, 2010

Last year at this time...



...we were at Royal Hideaway Ensenachos. I have so many fond memories of this trip. Not only because we met a really awesome couple (Wes and Tina who are no longer together) but JP and Lyn surprised us and arrived the following day. I remember the night we arrived at the hotel, Mike and I were at a coffee table with Wes and Tina filling out hotel paperwork. We chatted a bit but we were all exhausted. The next day, we saw them at breakfast and then again at the beach. Just a few nice exchanges of words and a tray of drinks later, we were instantly best friends.  Later that night after dinner, almost everyone from our plane gathered in the lobby to have some drinks - Don, Diane, Kathleen, Nancy, Wes and Tina. This almost never happens that you become friends with those who were on the same plane as you. Don and Diane were like our home away from home parents. Kathleen and Nancy were our neighbours who we constantly knocked on their door for bug spray and snorkel gear. We were all one big happy family. Then you throw JP and Lyn into the mix...

This trip was filled with loud dinners, too much drinking during the day, paddle boat excursions, snorkeling like there's no tomorrow, silly games in the pool...the list goes on and on. We never had a dull moment or an awkward silence, we also never left each other's side. We joked and teased each other constantly. It was like we had been friends forever.  Sadly, this type of vacation will never happen again and also, it can never we replicated. It will forever be a memory that I will hold onto dearly and will always talk about.

As Mike and I get ready for Samana, I look forward to vacationing with a couple we have never traveled with - Jimmy and Adaiah.  It will be interesting because my little boyfriend Marques, their son will be coming too. It's been four years since we have been on vacation with kids. I have a feeling it's going to be exhausting but all in good fun.  The question is...will JP and Lyn surprise us again?

2 comments:

tris1978ton said...

What a cool gang!

Nikolett said...

Aww, at least you have the memories of it happening and I hope you have tons of happy memories this time around too :) Go have a blast!!