On Friday night, A's younger sister (the one who got married), her husband, A, and I spontaneously decided to spend the weekend in Jarabacoa, repeating nearly our exact same weekend trip that we had last year. So on Saturday morning we packed up all our stuff and headed out to the mountains, a little under 2 hours away.
|Local sweet potato & coco ice cream|
It wasn't nearly as cold as it was last year; the days were hot, but we had to sleep in all the layers we could find to keep warm through the night. Since we are used to heat and humidity, we nearly froze! The sound of the rushing river nearby helped me fall asleep, but I didn't sleep for long because of the early rising roosters just a few feet from us.
With questionable plumbing in our little house, we took baths in the river. We barbecued, listened to music, played Phase 10, and generally relaxed. We breathed in fresh air and looked at the stars. Getting out of Santo Domingo always makes me appreciate the beauty of the Dominican Republic a little bit more.
I'm lucky to live in such a beautiful place.