The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Motorcycles!

I have been meaning to do this post for awhile and am now just getting around to it.

While we were in Indonesia, you couldn't help but notice all of the motorcycles. It seems it is the preferred mode of transportation. We found it humerous to see what people had on their motorcycles.

(some of the following pictures are not good quailty because I was just trying to snap them as quick as I could)

Some type of food container
Mother riding side saddle, while holding child.Another mom with baby in sling.So many childrenI found out you can hire someone to take you where you need to go, like a taxi.Whole families on one motorcycle.This child was cute, with his/her sunglasses.I think it was a little boy.They even make child size helments.They even use them in the rain. This woman is under the pancho of the person in front of her.If you can see this is a motorcycle loaded down with about 100 pounds of stuff. This is a back view.Side view.We spotted this family and asked our driver to pull up close.I wished I had had a better picture but there is one more child sitting on the floor of the scooter in front of the one you can see. So that would be FIVE people on a scooter.
It was such an eye opening experience.


carrie said...

Makes me really appreciate what we have and take for granted every day!

Erika said...

Wow. I don't think I have ever seen or even thought about riding a motorcycle side saddle. THe balance those people must have is amazing. And yes, I agree with Carrie.