St. Simeon Skete, Taylorsville Kentucky USA

With St. Simeon, the God receiver, as our patron, the skete seeks to practice the ideals found in our Rule, The Thousand Day Nazareth. In simplicity and poverty, the skete embraces the struggle of inner life through the practice of the Prayer Rope.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Beach Restaurants at Freetown

Our days were packed with driving here and there, dropping off rice here, visiting this person there, etc., etc. One evening we went to the beach to relax and recoup before the next days work. We drove past several quaint little beach bars/restaurants along the way. All nestled along the coastline, each with their own individual charm, full of atmosphere and African culture. We happened upon Ramada's. We ordered our meals as we took in the absolutely beautiful scenery around us. The food is prepared when ordered, fresh and never recooked. You might have to wait a while to get your order, but it is well worth it and the atmosphere during the wait is incredible. I've been told that the Tourism Ministry plans to demolish all these wonderful little beach restaurants to make way for the high rise hotels and fancy restaurants. I hope this is not the case, as I would seek out a place like Ramada's any day over the fancy buildings. I can find high rises along the coasts in America, I can't find the little beach hut bars/restaurants such as Ramadas. Our evening was so enjoyable that we returned two more times during our stay in Freetown.

The photos above are of Fr. Seraphim and Roo taking in the beauty of the beach, the second one is us listening to the "ocean" in a shell, I gave the owner, Ramatu my shirt and put Fr. Seraphim's shirt on since my shirt had a photo of Ramada on it and I felt the owner should have it.

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