always remembering those good ole days way way back when we hung our clothes out to dry when I still lived at "home" - gosh has that been a long time ago or what? Yes - it has - but it was one of my responsibilities as a kid, and then ironing e v e r y t h i n g afterwards...that was a normal thing to do back then...towels, underwear...handkerchiefs-- and I still think of it each time I do the wash here. Yes our simplistic washing machine rotates separately and then you have to put the wash in the other section that spins it! OK - I can just hear you all back home saying "huh?"
Hey when you have had nothing for a while - it is really great to have this one!!!! And the Sun...well it makes the clothes smell so fresh! Remember?
Nick & I decided
we should go for a walk today...hmmm...where should we go to get our exercise in? Ah...how about Kayu Arum our favorite hotel/restaurant in town? Where we have been guests ourselves when we first arrived in Salatiga? OK - that was our destination and would be fun...and a good walk too!
...and that it was....one hour +...in the Sun...90+ out there...we were cooking by the time we arrived at the hotel...and we did not realize how far it was and all uphill too....ha...talk about getting your exercise in for the day????!!!!!
We said "Hello!" to Tia the receptionist.......
at the front desk -(and we got a BIG smile from her as we came in) it was great to see her again! She & her friend/colleague Yanti would come to our home to do conversational English with me when we first moved into the house...remember?
Just had to take a picture with her again! Such a pretty lady...and so petite & charming!
We walked into the garden area and made a "B" line to the restaurant...we were hot...Ceasar gave us a warm handshake and we quickly ordered a nice large ice tea....ahhhhhhhhh!!!! We relaxed and enjoyed the beauty of the garden...so pretty there....and the slight breeze helped too!
We ordered a special they had...an enchilada with red
beans...hey that sounds good huh Nick...so we split a little dish - just right! We cooled down and enjoyed the light lunch and we text message Gordon & Deborah to see if they were planning a swim here at the hotel today - they do that about 3 times a week...laps!
...and yes...she text back "we are on our way!"
So here they come...cooking hot just like we were! "Quite a walk huh you guys?" Wow...it sure can get hot out there - and it is only 12 noon!
I needed to use the "little girls" room and I took a picture of it for you! Yes...this is a picture of the bathroom with a garden right outside - and a gold-fish pond....so you are actually sitting outside
As I looked upward...I saw this tree and it had my favorite fruit hanging in it...Rambutan...those red spiky shells...that have that delicious "flowery flavor" fruit inside! I got my camera out of my purse and took a picture for you all....
...looking up into the tree...are you excited?
I bet you are...! Sorry but it was really a unique bathroom setting!!!
We walked over to the pool area - and Gordon & Deborah had enjoyed the whole pool to themselves...nice!
Refreshing...they said! While they swam, Nick & I played a game of chess - over by the pool-table room. The hotel have this
KING SIZE chess game and we played a match...and guess who won????!!!!
Gordon & Deborah headed home...the hotel gave then a ride home with the hotel car...what a courtesy! And Nick & I (even though we live in their neck of the woods) decided we needed the walk home! So we did...and it was much hotter still out there! Gosh! But we made it...and along the way - I saw some things worth taking a picture of...... Here is a tire of a car....the side are cut....then the tire is turned inside out....and then a lid of rubber is made on it and under it...and it becomes the trash container in front of the houses as you walk along the way!
What an idea huh?
|We're almost home Nico.....|
...and quite a fancy looking house just completed as we got closer to our neighborhood we are pretty close by the International school...hmm...wonder who lives here?
Right across the street "kiddie-korner" from our house...the owner of this lot is clearing the land...all the banana trees & palm trees cut....
to be removed...and we think the plan is to build a house on this vacant
lot...my what a big piece that is...that will be a large house or two?
Boy oh Boy we did our walking for the Day? Week? Our legs feel a bit like jelly..ha!