Excellent R&R

John with a Bintang beer














This has been an excellent R&R! The days have run together since last week’s post – the weather cooled off a bit and we got more afternoon rains, which we have really enjoyed. Every day has been spent with a book in hand, either on the beach or lazing around somewhere on the property.

The hotel upgraded us to a fancy room a couple of days ago. It is also lovely. We have a private pool, outside day bed and ocean view – the best thing is just being able to hear the ocean – so relaxing!

Happy John














Last night we had our last dinner here. They set us up in the Chinese temple – a huge lovely structure with smooth teak floors. They set up dozens of candles and flowers everywhere – very private and nice.


Private dinner










Click to see all of our Lombok photos. Click to go to the hotel’s website.

On a very sad note, Dail passed away this week. (Click for obituary.) I am just sick at heart to know that when I go back home, he won’t be there. His wife Nancy and I had many email exchanges throughout ¬†the week – due to the 13-hour time difference, I was able to email her while she was awake in the wee hours of the morning. It was a comfort to get those updates from her and made me feel a bit closer. Of all of the tributes that have been posted either on the Caringbridge site or elsewhere, my favorite was¬†Phillip Cuffman’s “Raconteur, bon vivant, mock curmudgeon” – an excellent description. You will be missed, friend.


With Dail 2012



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