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Long weekend on the coast!

4 day weekend with friends in our favorite place, Angelina's in Tiwi!

Saturday, Feb. 18th:

Whenever we can make it to the coast, we're outta here! So, when a 4 day weekend sprung up, 7 friends and I packed our bags and headed for the ocean. We were especially excited because we were able to book our favorite spot, Angelina, a four bedroom villa right on the beach. We had lucked out during our first October break in Kenya by being upgraded to the house, and knew we were in for a fantastic repeat experience.

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We also brought Cedric, the gnome, along with us. Ever since Philip got him for a birthday present, he's been joining us on our adventures and providing lots of entertainment. He's a lot of fun in a small package!

We decided that once we reached the airport, any mention of school would result in a shot later that day. However, it didn't help that we were surrounded by students at the airport, all eagerly waiting to hop on a plane! Luckily, by the time we arrived at the beach, there wasn't a student in sight!

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For the next 4 days, I stayed within a 100 yard radius. I was either lounging by our dip pool, relaxing on the front porch enjoying the view, or down at the beach. Not a bad way to spend the holiday! We had some delicious food (fresh fish and crab) every night, as well as pina coladas and anything that could be mixed with Malibu. Yum.

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Hanging out on the beach:
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Daytime activities can be exhausting!
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But each night we had plenty of fun!
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Our grandest adventure included a boat "safari." Turns out that our captain put 6 of us, himself, and two rowers into a single canoe. We moved at a snail's pace about a mile down the shore and even had to get out to walk across the sand dunes. However, we did see some cool starfish. It was a classic Kenyan experience that none of us will every forget!

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Posted by BlakeSims 05:11 Archived in Kenya

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