Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 3, 2013 - Ras Kutani

Last Saturday, June 29th, was the 10th anniversary of the day Kristoffer and I met. It is certainly a day that we both remember fondly (and humorously) and we were excited to celebrate such a milestone.  For two people from different countries/cultures who were "set up" as mostly a joke, I think we've had a pretty incredible decade. 

As I also posted to my Facebook, 10 summers ago we looked like this:
And now, after 4 years of long distance dating and extremely high telephone bills, 6 six years of marriage (on July 6th), 2 kids, 3 countries and a whole lotta air miles, we look like this:

For this celebration, we drove 2 hours south for one night to an exclusive beach resort called Ras Kutani. It is a place for honeymooners and others seeking some simple luxury and romance.  They don't allow kids under 10, and we prayed for no kids at all (got some 10-12 year olds, but they were well-behaved!)  The food was AMAZING.  The rooms were lovely.  The staff was extremely friendly and acommodating. They really paid attention to a lot of small details to make you feel welcome.  There was a great massage therapist and we both enjoyed treatments from her.  We drank fruity cocktails with little umbrellas on the beach, we kayaked, we snorkeled.  We L O V E D every minute of our 30-hour trip.

Here are a few photos of the place (Nokia mobile phone quality).  Rose did great on her first overnight with our kids, and THEY did great without us.  Grace was practically pushing us out the door on Saturday morning.  We look forward to our next getaway, and highly recommend this lodge to anyone coming our way.  

Happy Anniversaries to us!  I wonder what the next 10 years will bring!

1 comment:

Gigi said...

Congrats on your meeting anniversary! Considering leaving the US with my infant twin sons & am researching Tanzania, came upon your blog... all the best :)