Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving Day at Tirta Empul

The Tirta Empul Hindu Temple was such a beautiful and peaceful place. People come from all over to be purified and blessed from the fountains that are over one thousand years old. They leave their offerings and use the time to meditate and pray. We ventured up there on Thanksgiving Day and we had such a memorable experience getting our "blessing" from the fountains. 
 Wayan, our driver, decided to join us in the temple and loved holding Baby J. Another highlight of this trip was the Balinese people. They are such kind and warm people.

 Afterward we drove up to a point to see the giant volcano that is sacred to the Balinese.
 And then we had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner at our hotel (we had switched hotels at this point--using our Hilton points to stay at the Conrad) with our friends the Yanes' who had extended their trip since they were loving Bali too much to leave. We did our traditional go around the table and say what we are grateful for. It was lovely.
 It was a wonderful first Thanksgiving with our sweet little boy. He is such a joy in our lives, and we loved traveling with him. The fact that he is 4 months old made it really easy, but fingers crossed he stays an easy traveler.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

  1. What a memorable thanksgiving! How sweet that your driver loved holding J.