Monday, February 21, 2011


our second part of the trip was just as fun as the first.
we were visiting some friends in india and it was quite an experience.
i really enjoyed seeing how different the culture was there.
you know that you are in a third world country when you are on the streets.

this is the only family picture i got of us in india
the sun was really bright - so sorry about the bad picture!
(of course the sun in always really bring in india - at least when we were there it was!)
our friend ryan was there with us as well!
it was a great treat having him there.
he just got his phD in anthropology - pretty impressive -
he studied tibetan culture - so he had been in these parts before
the best little world traveler ever:
i mean - how cute is that little thing? :)
one morning we went to a coffee shop - it was a really fun atmosphere and fun to see what it is like in india compared to the US
the coffee was very good!

okay, so here are random pictures that i took from the rickshaw (in case you don't know what that is - it is the way you get around - it is like a motorized cart almost)

so i wasn't prepared for the cows that were on the side of the road - EVERYWHERE -
they love to just walk around and eat the trash - so interesting!
random pic of c
rickshaws and town center
typical scene in india -
house, bike rider, random car, cow
this is what most of the store fronts looked like
this was not typical :)
my friend took me to breakfast in this amazing palace hotel
this is what it looked like - very ABnormal for india -
i think a lot of the westerners stayed there - it was beautiful!
our rickshaw driver one day
a cow and a stray dog (which are everywhere as well) eating trash
another cow - with the scoters :)
the boys played soccer quite a bit
not your typical green grass soccer field - causes falls to be a little more painful :)

we had such a wonderful time in india!
thanks to all who prayed for us as we were there and traveling!
i flew back by myself with campbell - while jordan went to dubai for 3 1/2 days to study and learn from a teacher he loves.
he was in heaven!
he studied, read, and thought for 8+ hours a day!
my flights (3) back were good.
we had a bassinet for the long flight (14 hrs) so campbell slept 8+ hours on the flight -
it was a life saver for me!

glad to be back with my boys and into the swing of life again.
we are so thankful to be able to see the world and get a bigger worldview than just our american view.
we (as americans) obviously have a lot more than most people in the world.
i am thankful for the ability to go on that adventure with jordan!

happy monday!

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