Patrick picked us up on the golfcart to take us to our new rental car.  He was still talking about how much he enjoyed his birthday cards.  I asked him if he had a good birthday and he said, “Much better than I expected!”  That is a great birthday to have, one that is much better than expected!!

Our new rental car is much nicer!  It is newer and all the windows work (except for Tessa’s).  It’s also 4 wheel drive which we think we will need when we go to the mountains.  We headed to Cabarete.  We were desperate for books and found out there is a bookstore there.  When we found it, after much searching, we discovered it was a used bookstore.  Oh well.  We at least found some books and we’re happy!  No more rereading the same books!!!!