The compound is located about an hour away toward the hill country. The weather was warm and perfect.
The elephants arrived at the same time we did.
Just inside the gates is a pavillion where performers entertained all afternoon.
The temple is the first building you see. It was beautiful.
We opted to start away from the crowds and headed off to the trails encircling the grounds. We made the right choice. So much nature in one setting.
We were thrilled to discover a waterfall at the far end of the trails.
Near the waterfall is a wedding gazebo.
We saw the most amazing flowers in brilliant colors.
At the end of trail we came upon a huge peach orchard. Our hill country is famous for its peaches!
Next we went through the dining hall, but didn’t get anything to eat (shock!). Yes, it smelled wonderful and we love Indian food, but we had dinner plans. We shopped and played a few games before we left.
Chase ran into a guy handing out flyers for a veggie hot dog eating contest! It’s in two weeks and Chase is so there. He is sure he will win. He doesn’t even care what the prize is or that it’s the day he can move into his shiny new apartment. Liz and I will enjoy Temptation ice cream while we watch Chase down a few dogs.
We went home to relax a bit and wash our feet and change shoes! I don’t think I will ever get over going through a dining hall and public restroom in bare feet, then putting my feet back in my shoes.
Dinner time and we’re off to Casa de Luz. It’s pizza night and we are hungry!
Wheatfree, vegan, organic, all you can eat food, lunch and dinner, every day. On the menu tonight is Sweet Potato Veggie Soup with brown rice miso, Garden Salad with creamy almond herb dressing, Daikon, carrot and beet pickles…..
…. and Spelt crust pizza topped with a creamy pepita walnut basil pesto sauce, sautéed crimini mushrooms, black olives, caramelized onions and mochi “cheese” – not the prettiest pizza but definitely one of the best pizzas any of us had ever eaten. Also on the plate is red lentils, leafy greens with roasted garlic tahini herb sauce (the sauce was incredible), and stirfried burdock, broccoli, asparagus and corn.