We took a short trip to Mui Ne, Vietnam. We went to Mui Ne at the same time last year. It's easy to get to (4 hour train ride) and has a decent beach. We left early on Tuesday morning and were at our hotel well before lunch time. We chose to stay at the Grace Boutique Resort this time as it had the option for a family room at a reasonable price and was located more in the main part of town. Last year, we stayed at the far end of the strip and found it obnoxiously far from everything though the beach was nicer. The Grace was clean enough, and had a great staff. There are only 15 rooms, so it was a more personal experience.
We had lunch at Ganesh which has become our favorite Indian place. After lunch, we went swimming! First the pool, then the ocean, then the pool again. The weather was beautiful, and the water was the perfect temperature.
The second day, our only full day, started off well enough, though a bit chilly. But the weather quickly turned cold and rainy. We spent most of the day in the hotel playing games and watching cartoons. When the rain would break, we went to the beach to collect seashells. Oliver spend forever arranging the shells on the drying rack outside our room. The boys wanted to swim so much, but it was just too cold! Check out their sad face picture...
Wednesday night we got to hang out with some of our friends at the Pogo Bar. Owen was thrilled to be with one of his best buds again! They played pool, drew in the sand, and built a fort out of the bean bag cushions all while Derek and I enjoyed a few nice beverages!
We took the train back on Thursday after lunch. The weather was still dreary, so the boys were ready to go. It was nice to get to the beach before the school year started, and we had an enjoyable time despite the bad weather.