Sunday, April 13, 2008
Back from Bali..another stamp in the passport!
Jean and her friends Nat and Shannon had an excellent time in Bali.The trip started out a little rough with Jean getting sick, but by the end of the first full-day she was feeling much better.
Here is the gang on the beach just before riding in the surf on their camels. Jean's camel was named "Sahara" and they got along well. She fit three 1 1/2 hour spa days into the long weekend and came back home more relaxed. Besides the camel rides and spending part of each day at the spa they white water rafted, toured a traditional Balinese home, shopped at many roadside shops, visited master carvers and silver jewelry makers. The group was also able to visit many temples throughout the country and rice fields galore!
All in all the girls loved Bali and they can't wait to return, Jean may have to wait until I have retired so I am "allowed' to go with her.
Here is a picture of the family gift Jean brought home. The barong mask is a house guardian and is supposed to bring good spirit to your home. Jean said it took the carver over a month to make the mask and it is made of red hibiscus wood.