I HOPE ..

MAKE NO MISTAKE .. I FULLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED AND HOW LUCKY AND HOW FORTUNATE I AM TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AS I DO. THE ENTIRE POINT OF MY WEBSITE HERE IS TO REALIZE MY DESIRE THAT .. IN SOME SMALL WAY .. ONE OF MY POSTS OR ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL MAKE ONE PERSON'S DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD !

I HOPE THAT SOMEONE VISITING MY WEBSITE WILL SEE SOMETHING ON IT THAT THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO SEE OR TO DO OTHERWISE .. AND THAT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE THEIR DAY OR THEIR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER !


IF YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH AND ADEQUATE MONEY TO FOLLOW-YOUR-DREAM .. WITH DISCERNMENT .. FIND THE COURAGE AND HAVE THE GUTS TO DO WHAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO DO!


TRULY THIS IS MY DOXOLOGY .. MY PRAISE TO GOD!

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Tuesday, 11 August 2020

AUG 11, 20 .. DUCKS, DUCKS, AND ? .. MORE DUCKS (Part 1)

 Hillstrand Pond is a small pond an easy 15-minute walk from our condo here in Anchorage, Alaska. Patti knows the family (the Hillstrand's) who 'homesteaded' this part of Anchorage many years ago.

If you 'click onto' the below link you will see the pond on the Anchorage map. Directly above the letter H of the pond, you will see (if you look hard  for it) the street we live on, Eastridge Drive.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Anchorage,+AK/@61.2002867,-149.8412708,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x56c8917604b33f41:0x257dba5aa78468e3!8m2!3d61.2180556!4d-149.9002778

The two of us just love to visit the pond. Sometimes we walk (an easy 15-minute walk) or drive part of the way (to save some of our now-limited energy) to enjoy quiet time there.

The scenery getting to the pond is pleasant.

Walking or driving, we come to the above entry path that leads us back into the pond.






As we walk up the above path, we come to the below small bridge .



Below we are looking back at the small bridge after crossing it.

We have now arrived at :

HILLSTRAND POND







Nice isn't it? VERY nice isn't it?

Smiles from Cap and Hugs from Patti

Wait Cap and Patti ! Where are the ducks ?

Stay tuned for Part 2.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

JUL 22, 20 .. ONE YEAR AGO TODAY .. WE WERE IN HONG KONG .. PART 8 .. STANLEY

Here we have Part 8, the final part of a series of posts with a look back at when we were in Hong Kong one year ago today, July 22, 2019.

So far we've re-visited the Star Ferries (Part 1), Victoria Harbor (Part 2), some Hong Kong Buildings (Part 3), Victoria Peak (Part 4), several Hong Kong Restaurants (Part 5), Hong Kong's Ap Lei Chau District (Part 6), and the SOGO Department Store in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay District (Part 7).

Stanley is on the South Side of Hong Kong Island.

When you bring up the below link, at the top left (by pressing the small arrow that points left) you can collapse the side panel of the below map showing the location of Stanley (very near the bottom of the map below Repulse Bay).

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hong+Kong/@22.2535381,114.1813759,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3403e2eda332980f:0xf08ab3badbeac97c!8m2!3d22.3193039!4d114.1693611

We will begin with some photos taken from the bus as we traveled en route from Hong Kong's Central District South to Stanley.

We never tire of seeing the many magnificent buildings in Hong Kong.
















Into the tunnel  through the mountain in the central part of Hong Kong Island we go.




The drivers of the buses and trucks are very skilled in navigating the very narrow roadway.


We have arrived in Stanley.


At the bottom of the above map, do you see Stanley Main Street?









Now we'll look at Stanley Bay.










Now we'll look at some shops bordering Stanley Bay.







Now we will go into The Stanley Waterfront Market. For many visitors to Stanley, this is the main attraction.






We are now inside of The Stanley Waterfront Market.


























I would be surprised if I photographed 50% of this enormous market.

The time has come to leave Stanley and enjoy the ride back into Hong Kong Central.




















Well there-you-have our visit to Stanley. Hong Kong is one incredible place .

On this trip, Patti joined me in Seoul, South Korea, in mid February of 2019. We two then flew to Russian Siberia, where we had a flat in Irkutsk. We two remained in Siberia until early July when we flew to Hong Kong.

Sad for me to say, but the Time-Had-Come for Patti to leave Hong Kong and to head back to Alaska.




Knowing that this July 2019 trip could very well be our final visit to Hong Kong, we both have the deepest gratitude for all that we experienced during our visit.

Cap and Patti