Monday, November 2, 2009

Bali, hi!

Now that I can walk a little without the brace on my foot, expanding my range a block at a time, I'm starting to sketch out my two weeks in Bali. I'm going there because a dear friend has her home there, and she's been nagging me to go since she moved there. Now that she's threatening to move to yet another island altogether, the pressure is on, Bali now or never. Husband can't make it, so I'm on my own. This will be the first time I've spent that much time on a plane, seen the other side of the Pacific, been to a country where christians are few and far between, the first time I've left New York for thanksgiving... oh, you get the idea.

I want to climb the volcano. I know, broken feet are pretty lousy trail companions. But I'm going to build up my endurance. I have three weeks. And it's a pretty small volcano. I hear the trail is actually shorter than Breakneck Ridge, the mountain where I cracked the metatarsal in the first place.

Temper that with the snorkeling, the beach time, the touristy stuff, I think I'll be plenty busy.


  1. Good gracious that sounds like a great trip! I can see where the motivation to get out of bed and off your new laptop comes from -- it would do the same for me as well.

    If you have a small pair of binoculars take them - you will see some incredible birds...and I would love to just hear about them.

    I am a professional vicarious thrill seeker.

  2. I was looking at the wiki entry for the bird info. Even their starlings are superstars. My friend lives in the mountains on the south side, so hopefully that means much wildlife to ponder.

  3. Lucky lucky lucky!! My trip out west really ramped up my appreciation for wildlife. I thought I was fine with HD movies like "Earth" but seeing animals in their natural habitat and sort of sharing the oxygen with them is very heady.

    The buffalo, pronghorn, elk and badgers were breathtaking ... and the birds! The birds! Who knew such a vast array of birds never came to Florida for vacation!


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