So ... we drove a short way out of KTM and put children on backs and shoulders for a little hike up to Shivapuri Cottage. Super charming, fabulous views of the valley, a nice lunch. One of the guest rooms had a huge mosquito net over the bed - very Out of Africa:). The kids loved petting goats and seeing various and sundry baby animals on the hike up and back. On the way back the driver stopped so we could meet his family. His wife was selling vegetables in a barren stall on the roadside with their 1 and 5 year old little girls close by. A bunch of neigborhood kids gathered around, curious.
Also ... herself, Miss Lindsay ... turns 4 today.