"Back that ass up" was the song playing in the restaurant while we were having breakfast this morning. Nori and Rachel had the restaurant put on one of their Hindi pop CDs. Something we all agreed was a bit more appropriate.
Yesterday we hiked up to a temple. Quite a remarkable view up there. Nori and I made friends with cows. I don't have a photo of me with the cow I was petting but I got a great photo of a cow stretching its neck and arching its head up so that Nora could stroke under its neck. Quite endearing but due to copywrite issues with a certain member of the party (hint: not the cow) the photo was not cleared for publishing on the blog. My sincerest apologies to my viewers about this but sometimes you just have to imagine.... Sometimes it's just better to be in the moment and not take the camera from its case though it threatens to burn a hole in my pocket. It's precious to me... but I know that sometimes I just have to let go.... It's hard, but this is all part of a process of growth and maturity. Wait... wait... there's been a change of heart. Nori has reluctantly agreed to have the photo published!
The view from a little restaurant I ate at while I had some lone time.
A flower in front of Nori's room.
Me outside our chalet.
Me again at a restaurant in town.
Some biker dudes on the way to the hike we did yesterday.
A man squatting by the side of the river that runs through Manali.
Nori and Rachel pausing a moment on the steep stairs.
Burros going down....
Rachel caught in the rain!
A Greek woman from Athens and her Italian partner we talked with awhile while we waited for the thunder and rain to subside.
On top of the mountain near the Temple.
The view from the bathroom window in our Chalet.
Rachel getting psyched to zip across the river.
Rachel bouncing on the zip line.
Me about to rapel across the river.
Me bouncing on the zip line. Woo hoo!
Bungee Jumping over a river in NZ: $110.00.
Crossing a river on a zip line in India: $1.25