Friday, March 4, 2011

Along the Way on my Birthday

After two days in Colombo, we left this spectacular view behind so we could heard towards our next destination.

Our first pit stop was at the Elephant Orphanage.

It's always so wonderful to see these gentle creatures up close and personal.

Our friend in Colombo called his sister who lives along the route we were travelling and she graciously invited us to her home ...

for lunch.

She was told that I am vegetarian so made sure there were dishes we all could enjoy.

We spent a wonderful two hours visiting with our new friends in their lovely home.

And then it was time to say goodbye.

The final leg of our journey was to The Lavender House in Pussellawa.

What a wonderful birthday I had! This 1890's bungalow was spectacular. Even the kids were impressed! But more on that tomorrow. Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy


Anonymous said...

Well, it's happened. I'm speechless.

There is nothing I can say that comes CLOSE to what these pictures's perfection.

(who wants to come live with you)

The Garden Bell said...

Real Elephants. Seriouly, you are feeding REAL elephants. Oh, the stories to be told.

koralee said...

Happy Birthday to you my friend. How amazingly blessed you are to visit those Elephants..that is something I so want to do.

Happy Friday. xoxoxo

Linda said...

Wow, marvelous travels, Tammy! :) I've never been quite that close to elephants - so sweet.

June said...

Hi T,
I hope your trip is everything you hoped it would be. It looks like it is! You are so much braver than I would have been with the elephants. I think that I would have been scared to get that close. Now farm animals I can do, but big ginormous ones, not so much!
have a wonderful time and come home safe.

Pam said...

What great pictures from your birthday trip. So glad you were able to have lunch along the way to your destination. I'll will tell my grand daughters of the Elephant Orphanage. They will want to see your photos.

Sussie said...

You seem to have had a wonderful trip!
Happy Birthday to you! Hooray Hooray Hooray Hooray! ;)
Have a nice weekend!

Serena said...

I am so jealous! The pics are fantastic...what fun!

DeeDee said...

Happy Birthday Tammy...looks like a lovely day...Hugs

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

It is so great to be able to share your birthday experience with you and family. I agree about the elephants. I have seen many at the zoo but never got to touch one. Blessings

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Tammy!!! You take the most amazing journeys - and I'm so glad that you invite us along! :)

Claus said...

That's high! I would not feel at ease up there for sure! :o(
How thoughtful of your new friend to have prepared vegetarian dishes! I have this idea that vegetarian dishes on that side of the planet are DElicious! They certainly look yum!
Elephants! and you can pet them?! That must be an experience to remember. Envy on this side...the good kind that is :o)
Can't wait to read about the Lavender house.
have a lovely day!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday sweet lady! Looks like you really enjoyed your trip.

Marilyn said...

you have an enchanted life don't you? How wonderful to just up and go to some exotic place and enjoy, and appreciate, all that you experience, and take us along with you, which is just wonderful. I always love the food shots Tammy...always such delicious looking things and that shot of you with the elephant is so sweet and serene...a touch between two creatures of the earth, in peace and it should be....gave me the goosebumps!!! Can't wait for the next installment of our trip!!!!! :)

Susan said...

Oh gosh, Tammy. That was so nice of the new people to prepare a lunch for you guys! You are so lucky to travel so much. Thanks for sharing your journey. Susan

A Cottage Muse said...

Tammy I am so glad I met you and get to share in all your travels!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome view. What a wonderful way to spend you birthday. The view from the Lavender House was just simply gorgeous. I'm sure just spending a few days there was not enough. It was nice to know that you had someone you know to visit and someone who was thoughtful enough to make you some vegetarian dishes. Nothing like eating homemade dishes. Its been annoying signing into google so just gonna sign in anonymous.

Melissa :*

rosarod said...

Hi Tammy, what a great day! were you with the elephants, and lunch with friends, with this fabulous dinner, looked very rich, is always so pleased to share our dinner with friends, Greetings, Rose Marie

glor said...

What a wonderful way to spend your birthday. The elephants are amazing, being that up close to them.

Anonymous said...

Sir Lanka is so lovely. Not at all what I would have expected. I love the picture of you at the orphanage. What a neat experience that must have been to be around such a large animal. I hope Zack enjoyed them this time. I am laughing to know that you met up with family and friends while in the country. Only you... How wonderful that you were able to experience a lunch with people who live there. I am sure that really added to the experience of being there. The Lavender House looks so unique and exceptionally wonderful. Wish I had been there with you!!


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