Monday, August 11, 2014

Mother's Day Weekend Getaway

Today is the Queen's birthday/Mother's Day, so we got a four-day weekend after only two days of school. At the last minute, we decided to go to a beach about three hours away for the weekend since we were "stuck" at home most of July. Because this was a last-minute reservation, it was the first time we paid closer to western prices, at about $100/night. Even so, it would've cost a lot more had it been in the U.S.

We booked a driver to take us there and back home, and two friends who were going to a nearby island shared the rides with us. We had great weather and a great view no matter where we were. We did nothing the entire weekend, except hang out and play on the beach and in the pools, eat and drink, and take a "sunset" cruise (without the sunset; the cruise ended before the sun set!). My son got to go fishing and caught a fish he had never seen before -- an oyster toad fish -- see a squid discharge ink when it was startled, and watch big pipe fish jump out of the water into schools of minnow to catch and eat them. It was really nice to get away for a few days.


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