Living in India Page 3
Jane comes from Goa for the weekend and brings some of her new dress designs. It's also her birthday!
The Black and White Ball celebrates black history month
some of the pictures are a tad fuzzy, perhaps because at some point I myself became a tad fuzzy
GOA - March 10-14 2005
We took a few days and went to Goa for the first time. Goa is wonderful. So clean after the ubiquitous filth of Delhi. Lots of bright sunshine on little white churches and temples and green banana trees, coconut trees, mango trees and plants of all size and description. In the mornings the sound of the animals was loud enough to wake you. Monkeys, cows, dogs, cats and birds of all descriptions and sizes. The beaches are very wide, long and clean. When we took a walk we were often the only people in sight. The water was warm but a bit sandy for my taste. Still nice to play in though. The beach we went to, Asvem beach was not crowded at all but when we went to the Saturday Market at Baga it was packed with tourists, primarily German, Russian, British and French from the sounds around us. People were friendly and we stayed with Jane and her children. It was such a wonderful trip and we hated to leave though I did get sunburned (stupid!) and am staying in for a few days using fresh aloe and other moisturizers and hoping I don't peel.
first sunset in Goa and the most perfect I've ever seen
Jane's Beach Shop and Ishi and Sky
Jane takes a break
Sunset the second, just as magnificent
sun sets, beach dries, the dry sands blow over the wet sands and that is when the djinns are moving...see them?
the life behind Jane's house
cow munchingmonkeys watching us watching themjust a small handout maybe?
neighbor girl drawing water from the wellbad picture of a Kingfisherand in the shower..hi!mango treethe view from our terrace
Ishi gives Mike fairy lessons (I don't think they stuck)
dessert after lunch at La Plage on the beachIshi's and my feet
nice bowl of fruit at Gopal's to start the day!
Saturday night market at BagaJane's market stall
a friendly dad and son tussle over a piece of coconut shell, dad won
people just spontaneously burst into yoga in Goakite surfers
Jane stops for fruit on the way homewe head out to Fiesta for a very nice meal
views from the cargoodbye Goa but see you again!
Easter Weekend 2005
March 26 was a day of contrasting events. It started very early with the Easter Party for children at Roosevelt house which is where the Ambassador and his wife live. It was a lovely morning and the kids seemed to have a wonderful time. I worked the tattoo table along with Helen and Karl and applied numerous bunnies, chicks, lambs, lizards, frogs and other tattoos to little people.
our Easter marines at work
Ambassador Mulford with our Easter marines
don't be fooled! This Easter marine while appearing benevolent refused to hear my Easter list and I believe said "take a hike". BAD bunny! :)
then back to ACSA for some Holi madness
Easter brunch at ACSA
airport Dinner at BukharaIndia Gate is a memorial to those killed in WW 1
the president's houseparliament
The Dandi March statue honors Gandhi's march protesting the salt tax
Hanuman and the giant tortoise and me in front of Shivaji
Tropical Party at ACSA April 9 2005
I have no one to blame for my current cigar fascination but myself...darn it :)
the night ends up with me reading a book and Mike back to setting up the computers
Our First Party in India 4/16/05
looking into the fountain and across to the living room
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