Friday, February 14, 2014

A Young Couple on the Beach for Valentine's Day

Today is Valentine's Day, so I am taking a break from the series of photos in suburban San Jose to show a young couple on Tamarindo beach.

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.

8 comments:

Lowell said...

Some people are really cheeky to go walking on the beach on Valentine's Day. I'm glad you got behind (the camera) for this shot! :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A tropical paradise.. Perfect way to spend VDay.. Aren't you a lovely man to do such a sweet thing for the young couple Dave, good karma will come your way for sure!

Birdman said...

Agreed Lowell!
I might follow here for a beach or two. hahahaha

Kate said...

Great shot Dave! Love, love, love! You are a generous man and a lovely reward for your effort to "give back" to the young military man.

Judy said...

What a great story, Dave! A love story for Valentine's day.
I'm still laughing at Lowell's comment.

Sharon said...

That is a fantastic story of today! I love it.

Jack said...

That is a perfect Valentine's Day story, Dave.

Karl Demetz said...

Great idea to spend Valentine's Day, nice shot, Dave!

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