Bali, Indonesia May 2016

Trying to catch up with some posts, in May we headed to Bali for a weekend with Bill. This time we stayed in Nusa Dua, on the south side in a private gated resort area. We choose the Westin as it was promised to have a great kids club and overall family friendly vibe.

The resort itself was great, very clean and big – we booked a family style room and the girls got their own bean bag chairs.

The best part was of course the beach though. The sand is man-made and brought in constantly to keep it looking good, they sweep the beach several times a day to get rid of trash or seaweed that might have washed ashore. The girls loved building sand castles.beach Krisp Krisp2

We rented a day bed and gazebo so we can lounge all day and watch the kids playing in the sand. Great burgers and fries as well.P0710071 P0930093 P0860086 P0750075

A whole family of squirrels came over and you can feed them right out of your hand, although the staff told us its much safer with a cup. There was a guy selling ice cream nearby and he gave us a couple of cups with nuts in them to let the girls feed the squirrels.P1040104 P1150115 P1660166

The staff setup a little fishing adventure for the kids, you get to catch and release all the fish in their pond. Katie must have caught like 30.
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All in all, it was a great trip and looking forward to heading back someday.P1710171 P0520052

hanging around the house

The house my dad rented was so beautiful, it didn’t make a ton of sense to leave it that much.  Many of the days were spent lounging around, jumping in the pool, BBQ’ing, and taking long naps.  Here are a few shots from those days.

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When we weren’t hanging at the house, we spent a lot of time shopping.  So much that we needed to pick up another bag to bring all the stuff home.

sushi express

While in Japan, Qumi took the girls to kaiten sushi.  You have to love a sushi place that also serves french fries.  No wonder my kids love this place.  We are already back from the trip and the girls were looking at the pictures and they miss their baba and jiji (grandparents).

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This place is pretty funny as they have a special shinkansen train that delivers your special orders directly to you.  Qumi grabbed a short video.

And finally a few shots from the local play gym.

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