We headed to the island of Bonaire (near Venezuela)

The night before we left, it started snowing
   

Next day we had 6 inches, but that's nothing for O'Hare airport and we were on our way
   

This is the view that greeted us every morning out our window
   

We had breakfast every morning in our swmming suits on the patio
   

And looked out on our new favorite beach... ahhhhhh, the Caribbean...
   

Ultimo Cas, literally "the last house"-- all condos after this section of beach
   

Actually a pretty big space, especially for two people
   

Bathroom had a large shower, with a European hot water heater (basically acts like a drip coffee maker!)
   

Outside the house, and truck we rented
   

Down the stairs to the "garden" adjacent to the shore
   

Looking back up at the house
   

Beaches here are mostly made up of coral (very few sandy beaches)