The Yates Family

The Yates Family


Monday, March 28, 2011

Rain, Rain Go Away!

We are all still trying to recover from our jet lag.   Unfortunately, we were up half the night and finally all went back to bed around 3:30 am this morning.  We got up around 7 am & started our day.  It rained all through the night & all day today which we have been told is quite unusual this time of year as typically this is their hottest & driest time of the year.  The rain helps to keep it is cooler or in the lower 80's, but it certainly keeps you from being able to do many outdoor activities.  We decided to make the best of it anyway & took Tenley to the pool for a couple of hours since we figured we were all going to get wet anyway.  We also went to a nearby shopping village & bought a few souvenirs.  The resort took us over in a golf cart to the village & even that short ride was an experience.  I wish I would have been able to take some pictures as once off resort property, it seems as if we were in the middle of farm land.  It almost reminds me of the setting at Disney World at Animal Kingdom in the Asia section.  Low lying power lines, spirit houses, tropical vegetation & interesting looking buildings.

I think Tenley has really enjoyed herself & I am amazed for such a little girl how well she has adapted.  She has made playmates here from all over the world - Germany, China, Japan, Egypt, Australia & England.   It is amazing to us the diversity of the people here & Tenley never met a stranger.  (We have only met 1 other American here so far & ironically he graduated from UT, but now lives in Australia due to his job.)
Tenley really wants to do the circus training that they offer through the kids club, but they haven't been able to hold it due to the rain.  This resort truly does cater to families & they have an excellent kids program.  Poor Tenley though as between the jet lag & all of her playing with friends in the kids club, she is exhausted tonight & couldn't even stay awake for dinner:( 

We hope by tomorrow that we will be over our jet lag & that we will have a really good night sleep tonight.    

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