Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Taj Mahal, and Sweat

We have lived in South Asia coming on 3 years now. And you CANNOT come to South Asia--especially with your kids growing up here--and not go to the Taj Mahal.

So our friends came for a visit after Reed's birth, and we decided to load up the truck and head down to Agra...

HOWEVER, you might want to put those "Parents of the Year" Awards on hold for a few more weeks.  Because North India happened to be in the middle of the hottest month in 60 years. 

Yeah, it was hot, and we had a 3-week-old son. The Indian women were not amused (other than those who wanted to touch his feet as some sort of religious blessing.)

But Reed just slept.

Our philosophy was that many, many babies have to live with the South Asian heat every day. So surely a healthy American boy could handle it.

Rebekah was obsessed with everything about the Taj,

Wanting to pose for all the pictures. 

Meanwhile, her brother was probably cooler than all of us, in the shade of his stroller with a cooling rag wrapped around him!

He may not remember any of it when he grows up, but he can always say he was there!

Even mixed with sweat, we encourage all of you to come to the Taj. And that may actually be the best time to come to avoid the lines and crowds!

For the price, the trip to the Taj is worth is any time! 

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