My friends and I got the idea to book a vacation somewhere in the Caribbean. Seeing none of us has ever been to The Dominican Republic, we figured it would be a great idea to head there. We did our research and found the Barcelo Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana which was an all inclusive resort. We chose the week of September 20th to September 27th, 2008. This was the only time we could all get together for our trip.
This was right smack in the middle of hurricane season. Sure enough, we got hit by Hurricane Kyle. For five straight days we had torrential downpour. Not to let the hurricane defeat us, we had plenty of food and plenty of El Presidente beer. It seems I am a hurricane magnet. In 2008, Hurricane Kyle, in 2011 Hurricane Irene and now 2012, Hurricane Sandy.
We had plans to do some sightseeing in and around the Punta Cana area but the hurricane had flooded the roads and we were relegated to the confines of the resort.