Our good friend Joanne Faries is the WINNER!! Woohoo! She guessed right. I flew to Bali, Indonesia! A sweet Balinese package is on its way, Joanne.
It wasn't a planned or bucket-list trip. A great opportunity to attend a storytelling workshop* fell on my lap (*led by a fabulous comic, Alicia Dattner). By "great," I mean that I owed more in Fed taxes than I paid for the all-inclusive workshop AND round trip plane ticket. Crazy, right? Anyway, it was the most magical trip of my life, much more pleasant than writing a whopping check to the Feds.
For Silver Fox, blogland's treasure trove of info on memorable characters.
For HRH, a low hanging crystal chandelier in the hotel room. She'd have approved!
Glad you're back!
She's a live cat, though she looks like a statue. For Pat Hat.
Be good to yourselves, my friends.
You deserve vast amounts of goodness.
More congratulations to Joanne!
Well wishes to all the A-Zers too.
You were in Bali and didn't stop in here? Sigh.
23-26 hours each way. No, I didn't add anything to that. I do love you, though.Delete
If it was a great opportunity at a great price, no, you couldn't pass it up. Trip of a lifetime!ReplyDelete
Yes, thank you, Alex.Delete
Wow, thanks for the mention! Glad you had such a great time!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous trip! Glad you got to take advantage of such a great opportunity.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Connie. I'm grateful for it.Delete
Sounds like a fabulous trip and you enjoyed it!ReplyDelete
Yes it was. Thanks for chiming in, Kelly.Delete
What a great trip and I would love to go there. A dear friend of mine has been there and has just come back from his annual trip to Thailand and Indonesia.ReplyDelete
I hear great things about Thailand too, and I think there are many similarities.Delete
What an amazing trip! Good for you! Happy April :)ReplyDelete
Happy April, Martha.Delete
Wow, it sounds FABULOUS, Robyn! Yes, sometimes we just have to kick over the traces and TREAT OURSELVES to something that will do our spirit good!ReplyDelete
Amen, Debra. Amen.Delete
My dear Robyn, you're right, I LOVE that crystal chandelier! You DID steal it and smuggle it home in your suitcase for me, didn't you? DIDN'T YOU?ReplyDelete
Your Royal Highness, I well, I did my best. I couldn't fit it into my suitcase, so I um, I packaged it carefully and shipped it to my home. I don't know why it hasn't yet arrived, my dear. I'll let you know when it does, though. Darn postal services between here and Bali - you know how that goes.Delete
How awesome! I want to go on unexpected trips. That never happens to me.ReplyDelete
Yeah, it was a grand experience. I'm fortunate. And not having a family makes it easier for me to travel.Delete
Thank you, Mitchell.Delete
What a terrific spur of the moment trip! So glad you had fun! Makes me realize that I need to get out more.ReplyDelete
It's really good for the perspective. The US is so small relative to the earth. And I was totally off-grid so I didn't follow any US news. So nice!Delete
thanks Robyn. Glad you leaped at the opportunity and it proved perfect bliss. Bali!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Joanne.Delete
You're a winner in all kinds of ways.
What a wonderful trip. It would be so hard to attend storytelling workshops with all of that newness around to explore though.ReplyDelete
Yeah, most workshops are too much workshop, too little free time. But this one wasn't like that. We only had a few hours of workshop per day, and we also explored Bali as a group. I was even excused for being tardy from a workshop so I could get a massage. Alicia has her priorities straight.Delete
Glad you had such a delightful adventure, Robyn. Fun Photos! Especially like the one of a tame elephant framing you with a wreath. I'd like to have an elephant but those plastic Pet Carriers have really weak handlesReplyDelete
Haha! You make me laugh, Geo. Plastic?! Get a steel carrier, silly man.Delete
Writing a check to the feds is never fun haha sounds like a grand trip and a cat for the win, even if it is trying to make like a statue and hope no one sees it.ReplyDelete
Yay. Good to see you, Pat. Thanks for dropping by, even if you're trying to make like a statue.Delete
We miss you.
How exciting!!! I loved all the photos and so glad you made time for yourself to invest in a memorable trip and workshop.ReplyDelete
Life is too short not to ride an elephant when given the opportunity!
Yes, even when it costs one million (rupiah) - which equals approx $70. Totally worth it.Delete
Bali? Wow! I'm happy you got to have that adventure.ReplyDelete
Thanks, LD. It was beyond wonderful.Delete
I too, am so glad that Elephant's Child is back!ReplyDelete
I hope you'll have a wonderful weekend!
It's not the same without her, right?Delete
She's our rock.
Be well, Lon. It's good to see you. Thanks for the follow.
LOVE the picture of you with the elephant. Looks like you're having a great time. The trip sounds wonderful, how nice you got to go.ReplyDelete
I hope you, and all my bloggies, get the chance to travel like this too.
That sounds like a fantastic trip. Perhaps the secret is in not planning! Food for thought. Glad you had such a good time. Wonderful to hear. Hope you got some good writing tips too!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful trip. I’ve been to Indonesia, but not Bali.ReplyDelete
Would love to learn about your trip, Sage. I'm glad you were there too.Delete