Traveling elegantly with kids essentially boils down to being prepared and not wearing shorts on the plane.
I wanted to finish recounting our India trip through pictures. Lots of pictures, fewer words. Are you ready? First – CHENNAI The day after we arrived, the kids were asked to come speak to the local school. Among the questions the students asked was, “How do you conserve water in France?” Not having the same worries of water conservation as Indians face, our French children answered blithely : “In… Read More
There were four places we visited with a humanitarian aim while in India. The first was Rocky’s house. Rocky is an American guy who was touched by the plight of the people living with AIDS when he visited India, and so he sold all his possessions and moved there to help. He married an Indian woman and they just had their second baby. If… Read More
My favourite visit was the HOPE school in India. It was nearly an hour away from where we were staying. (Everything was at least an hour away from where we were staying. My entire visit is summed up in the words: “We drove.”). The reason I loved it most is not because there was a greater need in the school… Read More
Hi friends. We’re back from India as of Sunday night and not fully adjusted. There’s the cold – it was much warmer when we left (and obviously much hotter where we were) – the jet lag, and the inevitable flu/colds/stomach upset that we’re all experiencing to some degree. I think the overwhelming family feeling is gratitude to have had the experience and… Read More
This will be my last post for 2016. It’s been a hard year for us – a Job kind of year – with the deaths of loved ones, serious illnesses, an unfinished construction project that greatly reduces the quality of our home life, and then a number of more minor annoyances that manage to be majorly annoying all the same…. Read More