A Quiet Walk Among Monks

We spent the morning visiting my friend Aimee, who lives in an amazing house with an amazing view. It’s a bit of a drive to get there, but it’s like a breath of fresh air when you finally do.

This is the view that she gets to see from her window every day:

Gorgeous!
Gorgeous!

Aimee has been talking about this monastery in her back yard since I’ve known her, so I asked her today if we could walk up and see it. So off we went!

The monastery is surrounded by many ornate statues that appear to be places of prayer.
The monastery is surrounded by many ornate statues that appear to be places of prayer.

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Walking up a LONG hill to get there.
Walking up a LONG hill to get there.
We all got pretty tired.
We all got pretty tired.

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Looking at the fish in the pond. (That's the monastery behind it.)
Looking at the fish in the pond. (That’s the monastery behind it.)
This big guy was at least 2 feet long. He kept nibbling on the leaf.
This big guy was at least 2 feet long. He kept nibbling on the leaf.
Aimee showed us a cool hidden door in the side of the hill in the forest.
Aimee showed us a cool hidden door in the side of the hill in the forest.
What it looks like from further back.
What it looks like from further back.
Pointing out mushrooms.
Pointing out mushrooms.
It's a tumultuous friendship, but sometimes they are bffs.
It’s a tumultuous friendship, but sometimes they are bffs.

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Diggin' for gold.
Diggin’ for gold.

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Kayla, Aimee's daughter.
Kayla, Aimee’s daughter.
My four munchkins.
My four munchkins.
My four plus Kayla :)
My four plus Kayla 🙂
Somebody got tuckered out from all that walking! (I mean, riding in a stroller.)
Somebody got tuckered out from all that walking! (I mean, riding in a stroller.)

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