The other morning we decided to go for a little walk. It was before 7am, which is already pretty warm, but the cloud cover made it more bearable. This first picture is the view from our front door. As you can see, I had a sweet little walking partner sitting out under the mango tree, ready to go.
Our new home is at the end of a quiet road, which is wonderful!
At the end of the quiet road is a busy road, which goes to Logos School. It's always a challenge to pull out into traffic, because if you wait for a safe opportunity, chances are that 1-2 cars have already pulled out from behind you - directly into traffic. It is common for motorcycles and vehicles to drive the wrong way into oncoming traffic, until they are able to pull into the correct lane! I've found that when I drive I often think, "Am I far enough behind that truck that I could stop if those people fell off?"
Well, enough of the traffic - this is supposed to be a nice walk, right? So, Megann and I turned around back down the quiet road to our house. You can see our neighborhood in the distance. The ladies on the motorcycles are on their way home from the market with fresh produce for the day.
And this is just a random gate on our street. I have quite an affection for this color of blue that is often found on metal gates, railings, and shutters of the stilt houses in the countryside.
And back to "Home, Sweet Home" - we live in the left hand side of this duplex. It is 3 stories high with the living area and kitchen on the main floor, master and little girls' room on the 2nd floor, and the office/TV room/guest room and older girls' bedroom on the top (that's really only 4 bedrooms altogether).