So today we finally got our long ago promised and much needed day to ourselves to play. Our directors, Amy and Sarah, rode with us in our van to Mamallapuram, a city about an hour and a half away from wherever the heck I am. It's just got tons of shops and lots to see and do.
First stop...fabric store, of course
Soren's like our adopted little brother here and he and I had fun picking out funky fabric so this nice guy to our left could make us parachute pants. Yes, they are ridiculous, but they call them Alibaba pants here and we figured no matter how hideous they turned out it was ganna be worth the $7 memory!
Magic carpet anyone???
Amazingly, he got them both done on this little machine.
Then, lunch at Moonrakers...where I discovered that when you order a 'Slice' it is actually mango juice without any fiz. huh.
~~~Bay of Bengal~~~
Some people didn't want to get in because getting the sand off would be too hard.
Forget that! If I'm coming all the way to this part of the world and freakin' standing in front of the Bay of Bengal/Indian Ocean, I'm getting at least some part of me in it!
We met this guy who said his name was 'Little Buddha' and even though he was super annoying, just trying to get us to buy his stuff, he did offer to take our photos. So...that was a plus. And the fact that his name was Little Buddha.
Krishna's Butter Ball
I guess scientifically there's no reason this huge rock should be sticking to this slanting slope like it does. So, it's famous.
Then, tonight after dinner and showers we had a little photo swap party.
Personally, I'm just a fan of Soren's face. Looks about right for a 17 yr old right?
Unfortunately, our kids were all asleep after we got home so we'll see them tomorrow.
Remember the man in the corner from my post entitled
"Fill in the Blanks?"
The one who was by himself and I walked over to him
and attended to his hands?
Someone surprised me during the photo swap and had
taken a photo without me knowing. Yeah!