I want to tell you all about our recent trip to Disneyland!! First, however, I must finish my account of Bali. Finally.
In my last Bali post, I mentioned that we went to the Bali Zoo. (You can read my mother's record of it here.)
Well, we did. And here are pictures to prove it.
When you first enter the zoo, they take your picture (with their camera) with a cool white parrot. But if you ask them to take a picture with YOUR camera, they take the parrot away.
Free picture = No parrot.
For some reason, the random Christmas decorations seemed out of place. But they were lovely, nevertheless.
Funky bird with a growth on his forehead. Although I don't think he can see it.
This bird tried to eat my super, super, expensive ($5) sunglasses.
I guess they like shiny things. This one tried to eat Kennedy's bracelet.
Aysia couldn't understand why the girls were grossed out by the cute little boy statue.
These blondies sure look like they're related, don't they?
There were SO many other pictures of the zoo. But I have more important and interesting things to show you. Have you ever had fish nibble at your feet? I hadn't, either. It was quite the experience. It felt like electricity was buzzing through my feet/ankles while the fish were eating off the dead skin. (Gross, right?)
Apparently Fish Spas are pretty common in other parts of the world. Who knew?
On the drive there, we saw monkeys hanging out on the side of the road.
Picture with the monkeys!
When we arrived, there was a downpour, so we hung out at a restaurant and ate some lunch until the sky cleared. We finally had a few minutes to play. It's a good thing I got my sun-loving-warm-weather beach day in, because there was none of that, here. Also, since the night before had been New Year's Eve, and because there had been a storm, all of the debris from the fireworks had been blown around and washed up all over the shore. So it was pretty filthy.
However, the sand was still REALLY cool.
And even though it was dirty, rainy, cold, and un-lay-out-able, it was still a BEACH. And I loved it.
Looks like a successful trip to the beach, to me. (Before they fell asleep, there was a lot of complaining. "She's leaning on me!" "Her knee is in my face!" "I can't get comfortable!" *Sigh. Sleeping children are the best, aren't they?)
Living on opposite sides of the world, my brother and I don't get to have "sibling time" very often. It ends up being about once a year. Which might be often enough if you didn't like each other. But it's not nearly often enough for us. So we make sure that when we ARE together, we take some time where just the two of us can go and have a little bro-sis time. We took a ride on the cool little scooter...
... and rode on a very narrow (and dangerous) pathway, to a nice little restaurant in the middle of some cool rice fields. Great food, beautiful view, and amazing company. It was a much needed date. For both of us. :)
Finally, our wonderful Bali Family Christmas and New Year Adventure (BFCNYA) had come to an end. We woke up in the morning and had breakfast at our usual table (outside, next to the pool. Yes, that is where we ate nearly every morning, unless it was raining. Then we ate inside).
We said our goodbyes...