After a busy and fun Christmas week in Tembagapura, we took the family to Lombok Island for some fun and relaxation in the sun. We spent 7 days of doing a whole lot of nothing... Well I say a whole lot of nothing, but the next 16 pictures suggest otherwise. ;)
We stayed at a beach resort on the west central shores of Lonbok. The location of the pool to the beach was about 15 feet! Truly, the best of both worlds! :)
Of course in between our pool and nap time was our card game time!
Chris did take the three oldest out diving the Gili Islands, which are located in north west Lombok.
Grandpa and Gabby stayed in the pool. :)
The only reason I wanted to go to Lombok was to visit a place that made Lombok pottery. So Chris, the girls, mom and I set out on a tour. Unfortunately for me, it was not the tour I wanted. I didn't want to go where all the tourists go, I wanted to go where the "real" artisans were working and see all the steps in making the pottery. But I guess when you don't explain yourself well enough, then you get what you get!
Gabby did get to make her own little pot.
Artist using an egg shell motif to decorate some of the pottery.
The finished product.
After our "tour" to the pottery, the driver talked us into visiting a small village where the ladies were weaving traditional Lombok textiles. They welcomed the girls to give it a try.
They dressed Marz in traditional Lombok dress.
This lady here was spinning cotton in to yarn.
New Year's Eve!
We all put our party hats on and went to the fabulous New Year's Eve party at the hotel.
And if course, a true Indonesian vacation is not complete unless you get one of their $6, hour long, feet and leg massage. Needless to say, we got a few of these during the week!
Time now to pack up and fly off to the next destination... :)