Bali Day One

We were awaken our first morning at 5:30 a collective cheer outside as the sun rose above the horizon. Fortunately our bodies were still on Japan time so the kids were wide awake and ready for our first day on the island. We headed outside to our tree house that overlooks the beach.

The beach was filled with locals. They were bathing in the stream running into the ocean, jumping the waves, hitting volleyballs, and passing soccer balls back and forth. Definitely not a tourist beach. The tree house was the perfect place to take the whole scene in.

While were were watching the beach an elderly lady wearing a sarong gave offerings at the villa's shrine. We would come to find out this was a daily ritual for her. She also left offerings at the gate to the beach and in front of each villa.

The staff informed us that this day was a Hindu celebration day which is why so many people were at the beach. Part of the celebration was bathing in the ocean water which brought good luck. By 9 a.m. the beach was deserted and DaddyO and the boys were playing with the dogs on the beach.


I was content with the view from our front porch.

But that didn't last too long with three littles and a pool nearby.

The kids were thrilled that this resort rescues dogs and had five lovable canines on the premises.

The dogs got lot of love and I'm hoping the kids get there dog fix before heading back home.

Our goal this vacation was to have lots of relaxing family time. The made to order meals served at the villa ensured it would be both relaxing and we'd have plenty of time together.


Dinner was prepared by the villa.

EJ got a lesson in grilling.

Red Snapper was the main course:)

She also got a lesson in napkin folding.

her teacher's

 Our first day on vacation was exactly what we hoped for; plenty of family time. Now for day two.

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