Sunday, March 04, 2012


It's good to be home. Christy and Pearly came from the Home to visit me tonight. The trip hem was easier on me than the trip there. Our taxi driver drover like he was on a highway instead of a narrow winding bumpy pot-holed road. I was sore the next morning. But Lady gave me a pill before we left this morning, and I am not sore tonight. The trip took 7 hours to get there and 8 to get home. Bill, Rae, and Pallu drove us home.
It's the perfect place for olfactory perambulation. What with all the cows, oxen, donkeys, goats, sheep, and dogs walking on the road  of the school, I had so many things to sniff. Lady taught everyday from 10:00 until 1:00 pm. I know all that stuff. I know all the songs she taught, and I know all my sounds. I've been in kindergarten so many times, and I spent two years in a college in China. So, I just hung out by the gate of the school and watched the world go by. It's quite different than here. The kids got scolded for teasing me, but by the second day they ignored me enough that I go wander about as I pleased, and lie in the warm sunlight. It was really cold at night but we had a heater and lots of blankies.
The kids loved the new baseball (Tee ball) set Lady brought. She taught them how to hit. I didn't play. We visited Rae's parents. I've been there lots. They have a wood burning stove in the middle of the room. I liked that. Lady just took my blankie everywhere we went so I could stay warm and cozy.
Lady has a day trip tomorrow. I think I'll stay here and rest. Lady and I had trouble with the card reader so we couldn't post photos yet. When we get a new reader we will. Wait till you see what Lady bought! A ewe! She's eight months old and Lady named her Grace. I steered clear of her. Her feet were going everywhere. She'll live up in the apple orchard with Rae's mom's cows. Her lambs and wool will help support Bill and Rae's ministry in apple country. Oh, and we saw the BIGGEST birds you have ever seen in your life! They were eating a dead cow. It was gross. Lady took pictures.
Here are some photos!

 We pass a hydroelectric power project way out here in the middle of nowhere!

 The roads are narrow with little road for error!
 This is Tinku, our driver, and the taxi we road in. During rainy season, we have to take a jeep.
 This is our room. I slept on the bed, but hung out by the heater cuz it is so cold.
 Lady taught the kids to play teeball. The daily cow passes by.
 On my olfactory perambulation route.
 This is the goat Lady really wanted to buy, but her friends discouraged her because they are destructive. She was afraid they'd eat it, so she bought a sheep instead.
Exploring. There's still snow on the ground.
 We went on an outing to see a waterfall.
 Aren't I just the most handsome guy?
 The river.
Lady taught the kids how to play with Playdough.
 If I can't eat it, I am not interested.
 This is the sheep Lady bought for Bill and Rae. She is eight months old. Lady named her Grace.
 The road home.
These are the vultures I told you about. They are called Himalayan Griffons, and they only live in this part of the world. Guess where his head is. Gross.

Poor cow.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Marley,
    Wow, I'm so glad that you are home safe and sound. It sure looks like you have a very adventurous trip. Mommy took one look at those roads and said "no way." You're such a brave little soul. I can see that the kid's loved the playdoh. I agree, if it can't be eatten, why bother! I like the picture of Grace. She is pretty. I've never seen a goat before but have seen many vultures (specially here in Florida.) Vultures scare me. All in all, you're back home and I'm happy you are doing well. Please say hello to Lady for all of us.

    Lily Belle