La Romana, Dominican Republic / June 2003
I can barely remember the details of this vacation, but it was our honeymoon!!! Kendall’s brother gave us the hook up and we purchased an extra week of their timeshare. Kendall surprised me with the location until just before we left. It was your classic 4 star all inclusive with nonstop beachside service. I think I gained 10 pounds because after all the whirlwind of wedding activity we did nothing but lay out in the sun. It was perfection. The Dominican is the place to be for lounging on the beach, swimming, and hammock swinging. We flew into Santo Domingo and drove a couple bumpy hours through colonial era buildings and local culture. Once we hit our resort, we didn’t leave. We practically didn’t leave our beach loungers for 7 days.
KENDALL VS. THE RED SPEEDO GUY
I remember a show down ping pong tournament at our resort where Kendall was randomly matched up with this dude wearing a red speedo. I think Kendall lost simply because of what was staring him in the face for the duration of the game. It was an unfair advantage.
My favorite memory from our honeymoon was the collective experience of 7 days of pure relaxation after such a busy season. I went from internship to engagement to getting hired for my first 32 hr a week "real" job while finishing my last full semester of college, to my senior recital, to buying a house, to marriage in 10 months. I was ready for a break. I had never been on a vacation like this before and it gave me the beach bug. Non-stop virgin pina coladas, coffee and pastries for breakfast with a view, an ocean to play in, and Kendall Feia is what I think heaven could be like.