Friday, February 14, 2014
A Young Couple on the Beach for Valentine's Day
Here is a nice story for Valentine's Day. Four years ago a young woman rented my condo as a present for her boyfriend before he returned to duty in Afghanistan. She called me recently to rent the condo again later this year because they want to get married in Tamarindo.
She explained that she wanted to return to my condo because "That is where we really fell in love." Referring to her earlier decision to surprise her boyfriend with the vacation in Tamarindo, she said "it worked."
I remembered her from four years ago, as she called me several times to ask questions to make sure that it was the right place to go, and I was so happy to hear from her again. (I gave her a special discount four years ago because they were a young military couple, and of course gave her the same discount again this year.)
On this Valentine's Day, we should remember the sacrifices of military families who are separated from each other. Thank goodness our service men and women are returning home. (My father was a career naval officer, beginning with service in the South Pacific during World War II, and my brother and his wife are mental health professionals for the Veterans Administration.)
This week we have photos of the Sepik River tribes and villages posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.