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Views From Above


Flying home from the Dominican Republic brought some of the most brilliant views ever…



Carnival–Independence Weekend

Carnival–Independence Weekend

So, I’m sorry for yet again not blogging on time!!! But, the reason this time is that…I’m home. Which is good I suppose…Either way, since I have a snow day tomorrow, I shall be blogging what I did not before:) Enjoy!

These are photos from the Independence Day Celebration Carnival Parade. It was the STRANGEST parade ever! First off, It was 3 hours late…second it lasted about 8 minutes, and consisted of basically, 1 school, 2 “floats” and some crazy Dominicans dressing up!(; 

The pics came out well though, so I hope you like em!

Fish Market


Today, we went to the fish market to get a Dorado for dinner, and a special one at that!(Its my grandma’s birthday…) When we got there though, we found out there was no Dorado:( So then we had to search for something else… finally we chose a Sea Bass. (After a lil’ negotiating…luckily we have my Grandma to do it for us!(;) Of course, as soon as we were done buying the fish, a boat came in filled with Dorado…which is usually how it goes(; Hopefully, the Sea Bass will be just as good!

The Fish Market

The Negotiation...

Still Negotiating...

Our Pick...A Sea Bass

Lighting up before filleting...


Bagging up our fish


Ziplining in Samana


First off, sorry for neglecting my blogging duties…there was some sort of electrical problem, causing us to lose a router for wireless. 

Anyways…I’m back and ready to share with you all the most AMAZING experience of my life. Yesterday, we went zip-lining, 1000 feet above the trees. There were 12 “stations” and it seemed that we loosened up as we went. I never actually turned over, but my 11 and 9 year old sisters were much braver than me, and did. I really can’t explain how AMAZING it all was, but hopefully these pictures help paint a better picture for everyone(; I probably will have more that I get from other cameras, etc. so there will be more to come! Enjoy!

"Zip Line"

Me, White Knuckles and all, Headed to First Station(;

Looking Back at the Start...I MADE IT! (;

Looking Down (a much lower station)

Someone Starting the Zip Line Above Our Current Station (They are 1000 feet above the trees)

View on Zip Line

Looking down (sorry for camera strap!(; )

My Dad Upside-Down, (I'll have to find the more pics of people doing tricks)

 This was all so amazing! If your in the area,(Around Samana, Dominican Republic),  I highly recommend visiting “Walk the Plank Zipline Tour of Sanama,” http://walktheplankzipline.com, it is truly an incredible experience.

Now for my thank-yous:

Thanks to my Grandparents for bringing us here as a Christmas gift!

Thanks to “Walk the Plank Zipline Tour of Sanama” 

And a SPECIAL SPECIAL THANKS to Alfredo and Alex, you guys were SO GREAT! Hope to see you again soon! (: