Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Bungalow

While in Sri Lanka, we stayed with friends for two days at the Silver Springs Estate Bungalow, which was literally in the middle of nowhere, down a very long narrow road.
The best thing about being there was being able to enjoy outdoor activities all day and night.
There was a big grassy area where soccer, cricket and other games were played. 
 I called this Sri Lankan sledding.
Palm fronds were used to pull the smallest kids around.
The kids even set up tents so that they had someplace to hang out at night.
 Hikes and walks were taken during the day with unusual, interesting and beautiful things to see along the way.
Looking ahead
Looking up.
Looking down.
Looking all around.
I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.

38 comments:

girlunwinding said...

Wow, what a fantastic place to spend some time! I love all the activities you guys got up to especially the palm frond sledding, lol!!
~Dawn

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks like it was a great time for everbody! You really got some beautiful shots! What an adventure!

XO,
Jane

by Teresa said...

Wow, what a lush and green place.. so fun! Lucky you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-) I'm doing a giveaway on my blog - be sure to pop over and enter!

Terra said...

How tropical this place is, even the name of the bungalow is pretty. This is a nice change of environment for your family. I like the kids sledding on palm leaves.

Mistea said...

Just beautiful. What a lovely place to spend some down time.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

It looks like a tropical paradise to me. So green and lush with the most unique trees. It looks like you all was having heaps of fun. Hugs judy

Susan said...

Hi Tammy....Looks like a place in tune with Mother Nature. Glad you got to go outside. Susan

summersundays-jw said...

I can see why you like it....so peaceful. Jan

Willow said...

Oh Lovely to be in Sri Lanka!

Createology said...

Now that would be a true get-away. Nothing to distract the peace and relaxation. Blissful Dear...

Betsy said...

So beautiful and green. I especially love the sledding. :-). Blessings,
Betsy

Hindustanka said...

That place seems to be very cozy and nature is all around it! Love it! I miss being at such place, as we spend our days in the city always.
You had a lovely trip!

Melanie said...

I love to see pictures of your adventures in other countries - so different than what we're used to here in the US. Looks like you had a great time!

TACIStudio said...

How beautiful...it reminds me of m country: Brazil. :)

The English Romantic said...

It looks like a wonderful trip Tammy.
Warm sunshine, lovely walks and family fun. Sounds great!!
Angela.x

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

The nature there is just beautiful. A perfect spot to relax and it seems like all of you had lots of fun.
Have a great week!
Hugs,
Julia

Aishwarya said...

HiTammy

Hi Tammy

Belated Happy birthday to you. You know what! My daughter Upasana too celebrated her b'day... on the 27th :)

Good you had a lovely holiday. And I had a stroll through your week :) was away from the computer for quite some time. I tell you, I really enjoyed going through your posts.

HAve a wonderful week ahead

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
I could "willingly waste my time in it" as well! Easy to see why :)

Beautiful photos and looks divine.

In a similar, yet totally different way, we are thinking about renting a house in the Galena area of Illinois over spring break - somewhere near the woods, with a hot tub to soak in outdoors after a long day of hiking/exploring. If money allowed, we'd rather go somewhere warm, but hopefully by spring break - which for us isn't until the first week of April - it will have warmed up some...

Hope you enjoy a beautiful new week of life,
Linda

Melissa said...

That looks like a really cool place to be. Seems very serene. Really cool how they were inventive with the "sled riding"

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful place to spend time. Such lushness.

Kathleen said...

I'm with Shakespeare on this one. I could definitely waste some time there too. Looks like a magical place for a birthday break.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What beautiful photos! It looks like such a pretty place to visit. I'm glad you got to go :)

Mary said...

I really loved my couple of days in Sri Lanka last year - it's so different from here, and there were great photo opportunities and lovely people.

Glad you and the family had such a great visit agin.

Mary X

All4MeggyMoo said...

Such beautiful pictures that brought a smile to my face x

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Incredible experience for being in such natural surroundings! Even if it was short but the memories linger for a long time... Thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Mariette

111 LaLa Lane said...

What a great adventure! Thanks for sharing.

Serena Lewis said...

What a lovely place...like in the middle of nature. Beautiful pics! xx

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Wonderful photographs Tammy, which give me a sense of peaceful serenity!
A perfect way for you to relax from your busy busy life in Kuwait.

That gentle little stream in the jungle - idyllic!
i can see your boys had the time of their lives too!

Hugs
Shane ♥

vintage grey said...

Beautiful photos and it looks so gorgeous and peaceful there! Glad you had such a wonderful time!! Have a great week Tammy! xo Heather

Diane said...

I don't think spending time in a place like that could ever be called wasted! By the way, Silver Springs (by Fleetwood Mac) is one of my favorite songs.

Helen Philipps said...

Wonderful photos, Tammy, of such a fascinating place....so lush and peaceful. It looks as if everyone had a great time there.
Helen x

Susan said...

p.s. on tuesday...Hi Tammy. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

Yes, you are right that time is of the essence. We never know when our last day will be, so I guess we must always be ready. Susan

Robyn said...

Wow, how absolutely beautiful! I too could willingly waster my time in it as well! :)
Beautiful photos!

CatieAn said...

What a beautiful place to visit.
So much fun---I loved the pics of the kids being pulled on the palm leaves the best.

It is interesting how much beauty we take for granted. Thanks for sharing.

Mereknits said...

What a beautiful place to be. the colors are so vibrant.
Hugs,
Meredith

Dagmar said...

Very good photos of Sri Lankan life..love the photo of the jack fruit..never did get to taste it!
Xo

~*~Patty S said...

really lovely to see some of your trip photos to a place I only dream of visiting!
oxo

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful surroundings!
I love the sledding pics. Looks so fun! :)

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