I woke up bright and early on our first day in the Dominican, put on my bikini and plopped down in a lounge chair. I wasn't even 2 hours deep into my soak-up-the-sun session when I glanced across the pool and a familiar face caught my eye.
It couldn't possibly be. That was nearly 5 years ago, and the complete other side of the island. I couldn't help but watch him as he made his way around the pool. I pointed out the similarity to mom, and she laughed, commenting "wouldn't that be crazy if it was?!"
But as he got closer to our cabana I knew without a doubt it was. "Speedy? You worked at Riu in Puerta Plata didn't you?" He looked nervously at us, trying to place us, after a long pause he finally responded. "I don't go by that name anymore... when were you there?" Eventually a smile broke out on his face, "You said you were going to marry me last time I saw you!!"
In 2007, the same year we tormented those poor Switzerland boys, Speedy was part of the entertainment crew at the Riu resort we were staying at. We became fast friends with him, and spent a lot of our vacation
It was fun catching up with him, hearing what he has been up to for the past few years. He had fun announcing to everyone that I was his "fiance" and we had a "long history". We all got a few good laughs when another guy from the entertainment staff decided HE would be my future husband, and they duked it out.
It's always fun to run into a long lost friend, especially when you lease expect it!