PHOTO ESSAY – FIVE ~ VACATION ON A BUDGET
Last year Felix and I were able to use a friend’s beach house for our anniversary weekend. We were able to go back at the beginning of the year for a few days, this time with Matthew. This was a real blessing since funds are limited to go many places, even to a low cost guest house. Matthew had a built-in playmate, named Icare (pronounced EE-ka which is cute since the short version of Matthew’s first name is Ike – EE-kay). Icare’s younger brother, Ken, showed up the last couple of days we were there to add to the fun.
Matthew & Icare and our castle creation Ken & Icare
As you can see, the house is right on the beach. Icare’s grandmother was available to keep things tidy and we had her cook us one big meal of fresh fried fish, rice & beans and veggies. The house has a simple kitchen and a modern bathroom (flush toilet, shower, running water). However, there is no electricity to the house and we couldn’t figure out how to use the inverter that was to work off of our truck. We had plenty of kerosene lamps and we needed to get to bed early any way. It was a very restful time.