The first cave we went into was large and had many gods carved into the stone. They were really big and elaborate. My flash was not enough to get a very good picture of the inside. As a result, you get to see the entrance.
We walked on to some of the other caves, and on our way there were monkeys everywhere. They are not nice cute monkeys, but greedy, thieving monkeys. In addition to the monkeys, were many sad, sad dogs, and even sadder puppies. Some so rail thin you could see their bones.
It reminded me of a conversation my friend, Amy Forister, and I had when we were working on a case together at CPS. We worked daily with kids who had endured unthinkable abuse, but we talked about how we couldn't bear to witness animals suffering. I wanted to scoop all those little puppies up and take them somewhere and feed them.
As we meandered on around the caves, an Indian man approached me and asked if I would take a picture. I thought he meant taking his and his friend's picture, but he meant his picture with me. It was a strange request, but what do you say? So I warily said "Ok". Doris, a friend whose husband is a business associate of the family I am traveling with, said "Don't, he will want money for it!" I quickly told the man no thanks and to have a nice day.
On the way down I asked one of the boys (the one who holds me to my workout) if I had to workout today since we climbed to the caves. I was kidding him, but he still thought I should do my workout. As a result, I came back and worked out.
Everyone else went to dinner and I ordered room service since I didn't have time to clean up. I am having stir-fry vegetables and a big bowl of mixed fruit. The food in all the restaurants here at the hotel is fabulous! They have lots of healthy alternatives, which is good considering how easy it is to overeat at dinner. All the restaurants serve family style, so not only do you eat your food, but some of everyone else's!
Here are some pictures I took from the day!
Entrance to the main cave
Baby calf on the train tracks
Gateway to India
What was left of my stir-fry veggies, and fruit bowl