8.17.2008

Photos Around Town...

It's Sunday again and time for me to practice my driving. I did much better than last week and actually drove several miles, including driving home at dusk. I rubbed the running board against the curb and gave it a little scratcheroo, but all in all I was pretty impressed with myself. For those of you who wanted to see me behind the wheel... here you go!

I've also attached a few more random photos taken over the past few weeks around town.






Photos taken at the beach. The one on the left are the beachfront houses.
The one on the right is food that's being sold. Can't say I tried it...



On the left is one of the local gas stations. On the right is a hospital that I pass from time to time. Let's hope that I never see the inside here...



Animals chowing down at the beach. On what, I have no clue! On the right is the store I purchased a small refrigerator. The pots were piled quite high!

30 comments:

American in Norway said...

Oh Jill... When can I come for a visit? I am dying to lay out with all of the animals!

Kelly said...

I strongly suggest everyone enlarging the pictures to see the details...quite honestly, this is what I imagined of India!
No wonder you didn't take the girls to your beach - Yuck!!!
Did you notice right in front of the gas station there is a car with "student driver" on the top...who would have thought anyone had lessons with what you had reported about the driving!!!
Amazing look at another part of the world; can't wait for the next installment!!!

Eve Grey said...

Um, wow. What an experience. Very awesome.

Mamasphere said...

You were right about the beaches being too polluted to hang out on. Wow. And those food vendors look like they're really selling trash! I wouldn't eat there, either. But glad you found a better beach!

Kat said...

I wonder what those beach side food vendors were selling. They look like they were rummaging through dumpsters. And then those goats. With birds perched right on their backs. AND then the store. With all those pots!! So, so interesting!

Mom24 said...

Goat pictures...wow. I don't remember seeing those in Hilton Head. :-) I don't think I would dare try the food from the vendors either.

The pots and pans are amazing! I bet I could spend hours there. I love looking at kitchen stuff.

I think you should definitely plan on staying healthy!

Beachfront property--location, location, location.

That's awesome that you're trying driving again. Is Matt driving also? I can imagine you wouldn't want to feel stranded when your driver's not available.

You look very natural driving. ;-)

Thanks for the pictures. What a fascinating glimpse of India. Take care.

Michelle said...

thanks for your comment! Wow you guys are sure having quite the experience in India! I don't know if I could ever get used to driving on the opposite side of the road!

Mr Lady said...

WOW. What a difference! But you look smoking hot in that car. :)

Hairline Fracture said...

It's so interesting to get these snapshots of what you're seeing as you drive around. Thanks for the second-hand traveling experience.

WheresMyAngels said...

Wow, that is fascinating! Scary but fascinating. All those animals at the beach and all the trash, bleh!

Loved all those piles of pots! Too funny. That must mean not many fast food restaurants!! ha ha

Heather said...

Ah yes. The ever elusive beach goats feasting on the day's catch. Goats will eat anything. That's hilarious. What fun pictures!! Oh, and could you be any cuter in the top picture?

Perez Family Spot said...

Okay, so don't eat any of that food from that beach and surely you won't ever have to see the inside of that hospital. lol...

Janet said...

Wow SITSta! What an awesome experience you and your family are having! Great pics!

Simple Answer said...

I think India looks a little rougher than Amman. Do you find you keep walking around to the wrong side of the car to get in?

Andrea said...

It is really eye opening to see the pictures. I had this idea of India but it seems a bit more third world than I had pictured.
How do you not get totally homesick for the 'easy life'?

Kash said...

I love the picture! Have you ever driven on the right side of the car? On the left side of the road? Oh my, that coupled with Indian traffic, my prayers are with you! BTW, love the pics of the girls. You are so lucky to be near water. Poor me :)

mary said...

You look adorable! And why do I want to go into that kitchen store and shop?!

Keep the photos coming - they are awesome!!

Nap Warden said...

Good Lord that's a lot of pots!

Sydney said...

I'm so excited you found my blog, and I found your blog! I'm adding you to my blog reader so I can keep tabs on your amazing adventure!

C said...

I knew you were brave before, but driving on the right side? In India? I am impressed beyond belief! I think I would be so scared!

I'm glad to be back--I missed you while I was away on vacation! :)

~Christy
http://www.heavyonthecaffeine.com

C.C. said...

Love the pictures. You are an adventurous woman. I've already decided we're hiring a driver here!

Vanessa said...

What an amazing experience...looking at those photos however makes you appreciate life in the U.S. I can't wait to read about your upcoming adventures.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

fascinating, honestly fascinating.

Tenakim said...

How much is the gas there? You do look lovely behind the wheel!

Heidi said...

How are you smiling behind the wheel? Good grief woman, you are my hero. I love how adventuresome you are & the experiences your girls will have. Awesome.

anymommy said...

That pot picture makes me long to travel again. I've been in so many stores that look like that. Awesome, the experiences, the photos, all of it.

Hyphen Mama said...

Now THAT is what I expected of India.

That car really brings out the color of your eyes. Okay, I'm just kidding. Man, you're one hot mama!

Vicki @ notsosahm.wordpress.com said...

I read a book that was set in India, and from what I see in your pics I wasn't too far off in what I had imagined it would look like. The book was Bombay Ice by Leslie Forbes. Great author.

Hiring a driver would be one of the very first things I'd do there.

angie said...

Wow. I'm living vicariously through you......I'm adding you to my blogroll now so I don't miss a thing!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i'm still looking around ur blog. it's so fascinating.

ok...the pics here are, well, shocking a little. the animals on the beach...something i never thought i'd see. i can't believe how diverse the landscape and the people look...interesting. i'll be back for me!

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