May has been a busy and eventful month for us. I have a lot of potential topics to write about but I am most excited about our recent trip. After 8 years of graduate work, Abraham graduated with his MD/PhD degrees. We figured it was worth a vacation after all of that work! Also, we aren’t allowed to take time off in the summer time so we figured this would be our best chance to celebrate our upcoming 5 year anniversary.
We left Tuesday night directly from work. We arrived in Chicago that night. We stayed at the airport Hyatt and were very pleased with our room.
We were surprised to receive a knock on our door with room service. We tried to say we didn’t order any room service but were told, “Strawberries and champagne for Sheffield.” The only thing we could think was it was from the front desk who congratulated Abraham on his medical school graduation. We sent the champagne back and were given juice instead.
We woke up very early to catch our flight to Curacoa. We arrived about 2 pm.
We were a little disappointed when we arrived at our resort…
I’ve been to the developing world but this was a little rough!
The flowers were beautiful though.
Actually, I am totally joking. The pictures above are of a resort my dad asked us to look into while we were on the island. “Just drive by and see if you can get a feel for it.” We felt pretty strongly about it pretty quickly! The resort evidently went bankrupt about 5 years ago and the disgruntled, unpaid employees took everything they could find as compensation. That was pretty obvious! Garmin needs to update their GPS as we easily found the “Sunseat Beach Resort” on the map.
Here is what OUR resort really looked like.
We got a great deal on our room at the Marriott Hotel. And we even received a free upgrade to a beachfront room (offered to us initially for an extra $100 per night).
The grounds were beautiful and the beach was one of the best we saw on the island. I don’t think the pictures do it justice.