If you haven’t heard, my dad came to visit me for the holiday’s. He didn’t make it on Christmas day because of the crazy weather in Portland, Ore., but was here for New Years and my 31st B-day. We did a bit of exploring; went up to Constanza (a beautiful city up in the mountains), spent a week at a beach town called Cabarete, and visited another beach town called Samana, famous for whale watching. Besides the adventures we visited people in the barrio, had a little New Year’s party at my house, and ate lots of good food. Other than hanging out with me dad during the holiday’s I did a lot of holiday baking, lots of relaxing, received lots of great Christmas and b-day presents, and lots of eating!