Sunday, December 23, 2012

Riding in the City


Riding in the city--through the market area.

You may not hear all the noise outside--dogs yapping, machinery, cattle roaming the streets, vendors shouting, and of course the constant horn blowing. One of the first lessons an Indian driver receives is on blowing the horn. I don't think the video shows the "coconut stand," India's version of Sonic." A crude hut on the side of the road houses a huge stack of green coconuts. The merchant uses a machete to cut a hole in the top, then places a straw in. Coconut milk is a great drink for restoring electrolytes to the body.

My character, Gavin, the mission doctor, highly recommends the drink! 

4 comments:

chaplaindebbie said...

I couldn't see the coconut stand, but I did hear a child's voice. Who is it and what was she saying?

Eileen Rife said...

The child is my granddaughter. She was helping me take pics while riding in the car. I'll try to get a pic of the "stand" one of these days.

Heather said...

Eileen, This is so interesting to see how Rachel lives. Thanks for taking the time to do this! Have a wonderful time with your sweet family. Give Rachel a hug for me!

Eileen Rife said...

Yes, it's fun posting. Rachel was standing by me so I delivered your hug.