After spending an exhilarating week in Vietnam, we flew to Bali and spent a relaxing week on the pristine, sandy beaches of Nusa Dua. Without any kind of prepared schedule, plan, or itinerary, we succumbed to spontaneity and let the mood guide us. It was exactly what we needed before heading back to jobsite.
This beach was like no other beach we’ve ever seen or experienced. Extreme low tides arrived while we were there, exposing hundreds of yards of ocean floor. Beginning in the late afternoon, and continuing all through the evening, the ankle deep water provided a route to a nearby reef where the girls explored life in the sea.
The monkeys LOVED Kylee! They ate from her hands, jumped on her, followed her around, and ignited lots of attention from the other tourists.
Ally and me on another elephant (we rode in front of Chris and Kylee). I was ready to get off the elephant as soon as I got on it. The fifteen-minute elephant ride was the longest fifteen-minutes of my life.
The girls enjoyed feeding the elephants; especially, after taking a dare from Chris to hold the bananas in their mouths. I admit that, at the moment, I hadn’t thought about the germs and diseases that elephants carry. Just another one of those “bad mom” moments. For some reason, this elephant reminds me of Mr. Snuffleupagus.
There are too many experiences and pictures to share in this blog (luckily, the slow internet connectivity that we have at jobsite forces me to be selective). Our time in Vietnam and Bali were absolutely memorable. Now, it’s time to start planning our next vacation.