Monday, August 10, 2015

Marriage Enrichment Retreat

Millinophile and Chickadee went on a marriage retreat a few weekends ago. Run by the Chaplain corp, the retreat is offered free of charge to active duty military members and their spouses. We were able to spend 2 nights at a Japanese beach front resort.

It took us a little bit to figure out that this card reader right next to the front door had to have a key card in it, or we wouldn't be able to turn on the lights or the AC.

Because you need your own tiny teapot when you're brewing your morning cup of green tea.

Balcony complete with obligatory outside slippers.

The view from our balcony.

One of our friends in Charleston had a blacksmith make him something like this fire basket (though this one is gas instead of wood-burning).

The pool, which we never actually swam in.

The retreat was nice, though the Japanese have a very different idea of what a resort is. For example, you had to pay extra to use any of the pool or beach chairs. On the plus side, the onsen (Japanese bathing house) was free to use.

1 comment:

  1. That looks lovely, Chickadee! I love the tiny, real teapot--several of the places we stayed at in England had real cups and saucers (and one even had a french press for our use!) for their coffee/tea service. It does make mornings seem more civilized...