Last week we took a little road trip to Hualien to spend a few nights in the Taroko Gorge.
On the way we stopped and showed Jude the Pacific Ocean (my thumb managed to ruin his first photo with the ocean).
After our 6-hour drive we arrived at the hotel and promptly made our way to the pool.
It was Luke’s first time swimming with Jude and he was pretty excited.
Jude is totally relaxed in the water – he’s going to be a natural swimmer.
We lounged around after our swim,
and took photos upon photos of our little fish.
The next day we were up bright and early (the perks of traveling with a baby) and went for a walk outside.
We’ve been here a few times before but it never gets old.
The views inside the gorge are simply spectacular.
We walked around the Monastery while Jude napped away in the Ergo.
Back at the hotel it was time to hit the pool again. This time we went to the indoor pool which has a baby pool with about a million rubber duckies.
It’s pretty awesome.
As usual Jude made a few new girlfriends,
and they kindly took a family photo of us.
We had one more night in the Gorge and then hit the road. We decided to drive back home the long way so headed South.
Stopping once again at the Pacific.
This time we got out and played in the sand
and the surf.
We stopped for a bathroom break at the Tropic of Cancer,
And a burger in Dulan.
We were going to try to drive all the way back to Taipei but a typhoon hit and so we had to spend another night in a random city before finishing our drive the following morning.