Monday, October 31, 2011

A's Birthday in the Spring

He ate almost all of this
Boyfriend's birthday weekend started with dinner with friends at an Argentinian restaurant where we ate lots of meat - his favorite.  We finished off the night singing Happy Birthday with brownies smothered in Nutella and peanut butter.  

On Sunday, we road tripped to Jarabacoa to do something that deserves its own post.  Jarabacoa is a mountain town where the climate always feel like Spring.  Driving there is gorgeous, as you're surrounded by lush greenery and lots of palm trees.  As you ascend the mountains your ears pop and the palm trees turn into taller trees with brown bark.  The brisk temperature and the sight of pine trees seemed so foreign to me - I felt like I was in a new country altogether.

Besides the *activity* that we managed to survive, we spent the day at 
Rancho Baiguate wandering around their estate and relaxing in the sun.  

Alejandra & Elvin
A & I
On our drive back to the capital we hit Sunday traffic - thank God we had bought arepa and Johnny Cake (oily Dominican snacks) on the side of the road.

Pit Stop