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Vacation in Punta Cana- Special Things to do

The Caribbean country of the Dominican Republic is a fantastic tropical island destination that offers white sand beaches to stroll along, great seafood dishes to try, water sport activities galore, friendly locals and spa opportunities. In addition, the Punta Cana hotels are hard to beat with great prices throughout the year and with most offering spectacular views. If you’re thinking about planning a trip to this island escape, you’ll find that there are plenty of activities and attractions to choose from, making it so that you’ll have trouble deciding which ones to partake in. To help you decide, here’s a list of some of the best things to do.

Go Golfing

If you love a good game of golf, you’ll find plenty of those around here. In fact, Punta Cana is known for its beautiful ocean front golf courses that offer views of the Caribbean ocean during your entire golf game. You’ll also find that most of the courses were designed by top golf designers, making for some rather good games. Most courses also offer drinks and food, as well as a club house of some sort.

Manati Park

A half day activity, Manati Park is great for the entire family with lots of different birds and reptiles on display. Here you’ll find a Taino dance performance and a playful parrot show along with flamingo, iguana and crocodile exhibits.  Prices here are a bit on the high side, but in the end worth the cost.

Ziplining

There are several companies within Punta Cana that offer ziplining tours, and all of them seem to get great reviews. If you’re not afraid of heights, or at least looking to get over that fear, then ziplining through the jungle is perfect for you. Generally these tours last a few hours and are a great way to build up an appetite before heading to the beach for some lunch.

Whale Watching Tours

During part of the year, hundreds of humpback whales gather in the Samana Bay, offering guests and locals alike a chance to see these gentle beauties up close and personal. On a whale watching tour, you’ll board a boat where the crew’s knowledge about whales will be on display the entire time, allowing you to ask questions about their behavior, size, eating patterns and migration paths. This is a great opportunity to learn more about these creatures and tours are kid friendly.

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is great for those who don’t mind strolling along beaches, on jungle paths and through town. With a horseback riding tour, you’ll find yourself enjoying some time in nature as you take in the area from a different point of view. These tours also vary in time length, making them an easy activity to fit into your day.

Remember, the longer you make your trip, the more activities you’ll be able to enjoy. This means that even though weekends getaways are great, a week or two in the country will allow for a lot more exploring.

Guided Horseback Riding In Beaver’s Bend State Park

Guided horseback riding at the Riding Stables in Beaver’s Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

 

My horse’s name was Roy…and K’s was Molly.

 

How To Buy A Yacht

You have worked hard your entire life and have made yourself into a financial success. You have earned every penny you have ever made, and now it is time for you to enjoy the spoils of your success. You want to buy a yacht, but you honestly have no idea how it is done. You do know that if you walk onto a yacht sales lot with no understanding of the yacht buying process that you could get taken advantage of by a sales professional. To get the best deal possible on your first yacht, there are some steps you should follow.

Become Familiar With Yachts

If you know someone with any kind of passenger boat, then ask to have them show you how to operate the boat. You should ask about the important terms associated with boating, and spend some time becoming familiar with the details of boating. While videos are not the same thing as real life, you can use yacht instruction videos online to learn how to apply your basic boating knowledge to yachts. You can also use the Internet to find reading information that will help you to understand as much as possible about yachts and how they operate.

Understand Yacht Pricing

What are the key differences between new and used yacht prices? When you are looking over a yacht to buy, what are the key price features you are looking for? You cannot go into a yacht purchase negotiation without having at least a basic understanding as to what determines the value of a yacht. If you do not train yourself to understand how new and used yachts are priced, then you are not going to have a lot of success in your negotiations.

Buy From A Reputable Dealer

There are plenty of private individuals who sell yachts, but you want to work with a dealership that has products such as Back Cove yachts for sale. A dealership has a reputation to protect when it comes to dealing with the public, and maintaining strong relationships with yacht manufacturers. A reputable dealer will work with you on every aspect of the purchase and help you to determine which yacht is perfect for you.

A yacht is a luxury that people spend a long time earning. But when you have reached the point where you feel like you want to reward yourself for a lifetime of hard work, then few rewards are more fulfilling than buying your own yacht.

Special Events: National Night Out 2016

Air medics helicopter taking off.

Air medics helicopter taking off.

We had a great night at the National Night Out last two Tuesdays ago. It was an event that we’re looking forward to every October of the year.  This National Night Out or NNO is held in appreciation to our community’s first responders (see: responder).

Air medics helicopter

Air medics helicopter

 

John Deere barrel ride

John Deere barrel ride

 

K9 Show Photo from my other site: http://www.brightbundles.com/

K9 Show
Photo from my other site: http://www.brightbundles.com/

There are so many activities going in a National Night Out:  pony rides, bounce houses, giveaways from sponsors, free food, free music, K9 show, barrel ride…to name a few. This also a good time to meet and know your neighbors.  This way, we can help each other in fighting crimes in our communities. This is held usually in big areas like city parks.

After all the fun activities, NNO always ended with a fabulous fireworks show.  We loved it.