These friends began the Foreign Service near the same time as us, and we were neighbors (and pool pals) while we lived at the Oakwood apartments in Virginia in 2010. At the time, their son was only about a year and a half old, while Ceiba has just turned 3. Though they really didn't remember anything from that time, they became instant buddies on the trip.
We've gone to Blue Grotto several times, usually just seeing the falconry man and having a bite to eat. For some reason, I thought the boat ride would be pricey, and we were usually there in snotty or chilly weather.
(Each of the kids enjoyed driving. Ceti is territorial of her new beau E)
(The grotto is stunning! Lovebirds and breakfast of champions below)