and back to Jaipur (9/95)

Leaving the camp around 0800 it had been well light for a couple of hours and the temperature had gone from cool to comfortable. There were those in a previous group who complained about freezing in the evening but I guess I didn’t get the memo.

We stopped at an industrial salt works along the drive. Commercial only, they get the salt in large loads, crush it to a uniform size then bag for sales. Many of the local dyeing and other industries use a fair amount of salt.


Along the road

A short stop at the hotel finally (think 1400+ and more than a few stops) and we were off again. First at a textile location where there were hand knotted carpets and block printed textiles

than following that to a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu before finally getting to a wonderful supper. It was late when we arrived back at the hotel and I pretty much wiped out.


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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