We got away for a few days and went to the Dominica Republic. It was wonderful. Haiti is lacking in the extra circular activities department, and so even though we have a few days off here and there, finding fun things to do on those days off is another story. Plus, we love going to the DR because we feel ‘normal’…we can go out to fun restaurants, find ice creams stores, shop at the mall, (we even found a target type place!), even grocery shopping is a blast and we spent one afternoon walking down each and every isle touching all the delightful things we miss! Anyway, turns out you can get a great deal on places to stay in the Dominican during hurricane season!! And since we are right next door living through hurricane season it didn’t seem all that risky!