Tuesday, September 26, 2000

September 26, 2000 - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

After a long summer break we are finally back online and back to updating Kris and Ana's Great Adventures.  This summer was a great opportunity to catch up with good friends and family.  We spent some time in Europe visiting our friends Marianne and Martin and attended their wedding.  We also made a pit stop in Portugal to sort my EU citizenship (which I now have.....YEAHHH).  And of course we couldn't leave Europe without a trip to Kris' old stomping grounds in London.  We had a short but sweet visit with Toddy and John, and of course the Bahamas boys, James and Steve.

Our next stop was a visit with Kris' family in Saskatoon.  It was great to be able to see the folks again and start making some plans for the Wedding Bash in the WEST!  It was also great to finally meet a few new additions to the crew... Kris' new cousin Janessa, Darren's little boy Aidan and also Curtis and Marty's girlfriends, Carrie and Jenn.  It was also my first visit to the "Lake".  Kris' grandparents have left a wonderful legacy for many generations to come.  I look forward to someday bringing my kids to this wonderful place.

We returned to Ontario mid-August and spent lots of quality time with mom and pop Borges.  Kris was fed hoards of good old Portuguese cuisine.  We also spent some time in Kingston with Mark and Linda and in Font Hill with Michael and Anna. A big congratulations are in order to Michael and Anna on their new cookbook!!!   Our last visit was to our friends Tom and Linda from Detroit. We hope to see them again for a visit in Dominican Republic. 

It was also a busy time getting ready for the big event next September.  The Olson/Borges wedding will be held on September 22, 2001 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.  Book your calendars and prepare your livers, it's going to be a WILD one!!! 

We are now in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  After a week of adjusting we are back on track.  Kris' project is going well and my job search is underway.  The interviews have been steady but nothing yet.

We have managed to find a place to live.  It is a two bedroom apartment in the heart of the city.  It is close to a park and is fully equipped with a swimming pool and generator (for the daily electricity outages).  So the extra bedroom is available for vacation bookings anytime!!

The weather has been a little weird for this time of the year.  Some tropical storms in the area have caused much rain.  But it is a nice break from the hot, humid sun.

This weekend we plan to take our first trip out of the city to a beach about an hour away.  We will report back next week on how it went.

Well, we are glad to be back and we look forward to hearing from you all!