About a month ago, we were still on summer vacation so we decided to do something that everyone at the school has done at least once—we took a trip to Montaña Redonda near Miches, Dominican Republic. I believe the reason it took us so long to finally make this trip is because I (Alex) hate doing things that are sensationalized and overly touristic, but the views are so amazing that we couldn’t avoid it any longer. We went in an off time after all the veteran teachers had gone and right before all the new arrivals got here.
The road up to the top of the mountain is not paved so it was a wild adventure driving to the top to see these amazing views. At the top there are a few swings and some props for people to pose with and take pictures. Being on the swings felt like being on the edge of the world and at any moment you could fall off into oblivion.
Here are some of the pictures we took:
That same day, we went to Macao, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic, at least in my opinion. It is definitely a must see if you are ever on the island. Macao is part of the Atlantic Ocean so there are waves that are fun to swim in and play around in.
At one point, a huge wave came and crashed into both Leslie and me and threw us about in the water! The ocean is a powerful thing and we forget that often. Especially for those who have never grown up near a beach, like myself.
Later that night, we had to vacuum Leslie’s hair out because so much sand had gotten in it from being tossed about by the waves! For those of you who don’t know my wife, she has really curly hair due to her heritage. It was a recipe for disaster! She was still shaking sand out even after a few weeks!
In the end, we had an amazing day filled with adventure and relaxation—a great ending to our summer vacation.
In God’s grip,
Alex and Leslie