But now -- HURRAY! -- it looks like I'll be making another visit. My Nepali housemate Nimesh is virtually certain to get married in Kathmandu this year. I will certainly return for that! I hope I'll be joined by as many members of my family as can make the trip. I'd love to see them all in the Pokhara house.
When in Pokhara, I would head out every morning to walk down to Mike's restaurant for breakfast. I loved that walk! Join me in taking the walk and you'll see why. Here's our starting point -- the Pokhara house:
What do you know! Here comes Mike being driven to work by Surya. Mike's innovative stone house that combines traditional Newari architecture with "green" features is just down the road fom our house.
And, a few minutes later, here comes Ramesh with the love of my life, his son Rahel:
As we head down the main road, this spectacular tree marks the point where we leave the busy, noisy main road for a quieter alternate route:
We get another peak at the mountains:
As we head down the lane to Mike's, we stop to say "Namaste" to Laxmi's wonderful mother. Ramesh got here before us. He's really not trying to ignore his mother-in-law. (Just realized. I must have taken this shot since that my blue back pack on the ground.)
Let's take this table with an unobstructed view of the lake: