Bali Vacation!

One of the fantastic advantages of living where we live is the amazing vacation spots!  Like most people, we plan and save for vacation.  Unlike most people, we choose our vacation spot by availability of western food and shopping :)  Seriously, we’ve often said that the three things we miss the most are family, friends and food!  Bali (an Indonesian island!) knocks two of these out of the park!  Friends and Food.  Ok, well, our friends came from Papua to Bali with us…but still they are awesome sauce.  You would want to vacation with them too.  And, being a tourist destination, Bali has amaazing western food.  Steak!  Tacos!  Steak tacos!  Salad!  Ice cream!  And really, what more do you need than that?

This was our first vacation with Elias in Indonesia.  He travelled like a champ, and cozied right up to vacation living!  The first word out of his mouth most mornings was, “pool!”

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This kid loves the water.  He was sticking his face in the water and blowing bubbles without any prompting from us.  I think he’s going to be an olympian someday : )

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We also got to visit the Bali Zoo.  Indonesia doesn’t have the strict safety laws that American zoos have, which is both awesome and terrifying.  Want to feed a tiger?  Your not-even-two-year-old can do it in Bali (though ours did not.)

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Elias did, however, love feeding the elephants!

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And the sweetest little dear you ever did see.

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Our next stop was a WaterBom, the local water park.  It was a blast!  Elias being the little fish that he is loved it too.

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The lazy river with one tired boy.  The water park wore him out!

We are so grateful for breaks like this!

Laundry Detergent

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This ad for an Indonesian brand of laundry detergent popped up on my Facebook feed today and it makes me laugh.  Because as we all know, the ideal way to do laundry is in a bucket with a scrub brush!  Only in Indonesia…