Each year, I take my husband, daughter, son and wife on a trip. Last year we went to Florida and I thought that it was the best thing next to sliced bread.
My son had been to Isla a couple of years ago and I thought it would be cool to visit this water heaven.
I was not prepared for the beauty of the island, the water, palm trees, the stores, the people or the beach.
My family, along with my daughter in laws family and my daughters boy friend, sat on the beach, played in the water, sunned and hung out. It took a couple of days to get used to the slow, relaxed atmosphere but when it happened, it was awesome.
My husband and I celebrated our 20th year of dating, on New Years eve, in a warm climate, with fireworks, dancing, singing Christmas carols and wearing shorts. It was totally awesome.
Being able to be in the most beautiful place in the world with my kids and good friends was a trip I will never forget. With all the destruction and sadness in the world, Isla was a place to forget it all for two weeks.
Villa Punta Sur is a lovely, well manicured place that was almost more beautiful than the island.
I will always remember Isla and hope to go back. Until then, I can remember.