Monday, October 20, 2014

Humayun's Tomb

Our Delhi stay-cation continued with another morning walk and picnic at Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the architectural inspiration for the Taj Mahal. We had learned our lesson with our Lodhi Garden walk and purchased a stroller at the mall the day before. Wren seemed absolutely happy to ride in it. In fact, she was so happy that she pitched a full-on fit after discovering she had to get out so we could walk up a flight of stairs here. Humayun's Tomb was truly beautiful and very serene. This is another spot in the city that seems to be tucked away from the traffic and noise and craziness of Delhi. A nice respite for us to spend the day surrounded by peace.

Where we ate our snacks and cooled down - it reminded me a lot of downtown Charleston.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lodhi Gardens

Lodhi Gardens is a beautiful, tranquil spot right off some of the busier roads in Delhi. It's huge and has tons of trails for walking and running. It even has an outdoor gym which we thought was a playground from afar. No big deal, our kids enjoyed the elliptical just as much as they would have a swing. With a 4-day holiday weekend, we started out our stay-cation with a long morning and picnic here. 

In honor of Gandhi's birthday and Dussehra , the city had floral animals decorating the many roundabouts.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oakes' 5th Birthday Party

With our trip to Indonesia next week, I need to get all of these early October photos and stories posted. So for the next few posts, you'll see more than read.

Let's begin with Oakes' 5th birthday party, which was on Sunday the 28th. We held it at the climbing wall with the help of a few fantastic friends who belayed for the kids.

I was quick to volunteer to parallel climb with Oakes
Basketball held Oakes' attention for much of the party.
(Insert Wren's baritone version of Happy Birthday here) 
The look of terror, realizing you are 8 inches off the ground.