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Fiji Highlight – our anniversary getaway

October 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Fiji, First Mates, Shore Excursions

While sitting at a late breakfast on Sunday, Matt surprised me by suggesting maybe we should get a hotel and get off the boat (and away from the wonderful Denerau Marina) for a day.  We checked prices and decided since it was already getting late in the day, we would book for Monday.  So, a few internet clicks later, we had a room at the local Radisson Resort for Monday night.

Monday morning, we grabbed a quick breakfast and headed to the RR, hoping we could get an early check-in as I’d requested.  YES!  Our excitement was tangible as we opened the door to our room and were greeted by a chilly breeze coming from the AC and ceiling fan.  AIR CONDITIONING!!! OMG!!  It’s been sooo long since we felt cool and comfortable.  We threw our stuff down and jumped on the bed, doing a snow angel or two as we relished the cool crisp sheets and the hugeness of the king sized mattress.  After checking out the bathroom (I’m in love with the above-counter sink!), the closets, the TV, and the resort map, we set out for the “adults only” part of the pool and spent the next 3 hours poolside.  Later, I showered and got really decked out for dinner – I mean I showered, shaved, blow-dried my hair AND put make-up on! It was a big deal.  Not gonna lie, I almost didn’t recognize myself.  My hair hasn’t seen a blow-dryer for over six months and make-up?!?!!? I felt like a whole new person. Matt, too, was quite impressed with my transformation (as he should be!).

Even though we only stayed one night, it was a much needed respite from the boat, the marina scene, and the heat of western Fiji.  Plus, it just made our anniversary feel that much more special 🙂


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  • Karen

    Anniversary in Fiji…..what else could a girl or guy ask for! Although in your case it makes you really appreciate things in life much more! For instance, a bed to make snow angels in…gotta love it! Looks like a beautiful place. Think about you often and wish a happy and safe return for both of you. We are hoping we will see you in Colorado one of these days. I think it’s going to be a bad winter (just gut feel) so enjoy the heat while you can if CO is where you are headed. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Love you both…Karen and Mark

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