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!

YOU CAN ALSO VISIT .. http://babakaps.net .. TO SEE MY OTHER WEBSITE.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

JUN 14, 16 .. MY PILGRIMAGE FOR GULLIBLE

Patti and I are now in the greater Boston Massachusetts (MA) area on the East Coast of the United States.

Specifically the two of us are in Arlington MA visiting with Ed and Martha. Ed and I 'date-back' in our friendship just over sixty (yes 60) years to 1954.

We two were chit-chatting yesterday about my websites when Ed said to me in an off-handed-manner .. 

"Cap the World Headquarters of tripadvisor is close to us in the city of Needham."

 Your Captain jumped to his feet and immediately said to Ed .. 

"Ed! Let's go there now."

And yes, we two, Ed and your Captain, did just that.

Now to a possibly confused Gullible for a moment or two. 

To visit Gullible's web site go to the below link.

http://gullible-gulliblestravels.blogspot.com
  
Gullible said to Patti and I in November of 2015 in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia ..

"I want to visit Millie's restaurant here in Ulaanbaatar because tripadvisor highly recommends Millie's."

Your very own Captain said .. 

"Gullible! What on earth is tripadvisor."

Gullible sighed one of her many-big-sighs whenever she is within shouting-distance of yours truly and said .. rolling her eyes ..
"Have you been living under-a-rock Cap?" .. "As you can see Cap, expectant mothers, interview candidates and visitors all-know-about tripadvisor!"

THANKS (Or should I say BECAUSE OF) GULLIBLE .. I joined tripadvisor. My obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) kicked-in-big-time and my life has not-been-quite-the-same since last April of 2016 because I rocketed into the top rating .. known as level-6 .. of contributors within the tripadvisor community in a few short weeks.

You get 100 points for each tripadvisor contribution and 30 points for each photo submitted. It takes a mere ten thousand (10,000) points to reach the top level-6 tripadvisor rating.

You do-the-math. Divide 10,000 by 100 and by 30 and see-for-yourself why only someone with OCD could manage what I did in a week or two.  

Here we go loop de loop .. Here we go loop de li ..

I present to you .. Taa-Daa .. The ABSOLUTLEY MAGNIFICENT World Headquarters of tripadvisor.

Oops! Hello My Queen!
Are you and Martha and Ed having fun while I write this Post here in the Arlington MA library?

Once again .. from-the-top .. Here we go loop de loop ..

I present to you .. Taa-Daa .. 

The ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT .. POSITIVELY STUNNING .. World Headquarters of tripadvisor

The below photos show the main front-entrance to the building.
I was not prepared for such a magnificent building.
400 1st Avenue .. Needham .. Massachusetts .. U.S.A.

 


The main front-entrance to the building.





The below photo looks out as you have your back to the above main entrance area.

Hello Again My Queen!




Now we are all going to walk to the right of the building (as you see in the two photos below) and look at the Interstate 95 side of the tripadvisor headquarters.

Here we are at the I-95 side of the building.

The front of the building is to the left of the above and below photos.






Back we go to the front main-entrance.


We are now inside of the building looking at the carpet inside of the door.
From the look of the young lady at the front desk below they do not appear to get many walk-in visitors.
I am here to tell-you .. I am here to continue to rave-about the magnificence of the tripadvisor building and surrounding campus.
Do all of you .. Do some of you .. Share my enthusiasm for the World Headquarters of tripadvisor?

Well my sweet little tripadvisor Owl ..
I sure enjoyed visiting with you and all of your beautiful surroundings.

Smiles and Much Joy to you Gullible and friends and sports-fans where ever you may have tuned-in from.

Cap and Patti ..

Monday, 16 May 2016

MAY 16, 16 .. NEW DELHI THEN HONG KONG

This Post will close out the series of Posts that I have published about the trip to India Patti and I enjoyed. 

We left Hong Kong on December 31st, 2015 and returned to Hong Kong on February 18th, 2016.

The time has come for us to leave Agra Cantt and head for New Delhi on the train. After a few days in New Delhi we traveled onward to Hong Kong.

Winter, Summer, Spring and Fall the trains in India are intense.




The next time YOU are on a trip and YOU think that YOU have it bad, maybe you can come back to a few of the above photos for a 'check-up-from-your-neck-up' !

Jeevan came with us to the train. He brought a wonderful bouquet of flowers for Patti. I took several photos of Patti and Jeevan with her lovely flowers. Not one of them turned out.

When we boarded the train in Agra Cantt our reserved seats were occupied. 

I said something (What it was I'll never know. Do you remember Patti?) and all of the surrounding passengers just about fell out of their seats laughing. From that instant onward the trip was a joy. I snapped a lot of photos. Two turned out worth publishing.

For the first time in all of my years riding India's trains, along with Patti who did NOT eat, we sat at one of the group tables in the center of the train coach we were on.



The train up to New Delhi from Agra Cantt arrives in the dark of night about 11:30pm. We got an auto rickshaw to the New Delhi YMCA. I had to assist our rickshaw driver in getting us to the 'Y'. 



The New Delhi YMCA is one fantastic venue. Not only is it a very nice hotel, they host a wide variety of community outreach programs. Luckily Patti and I were able to see one of them live up-close and in person.

Looking down upon the festivities.


"Patti I think that I will go down and join them."

"Oh Cap! How nice! Finally! After all of the years that we have known one-another and been together you are going to break out of your shell of isolation!"


In the below photo, IF you know what your are looking at, you can get a glimpse of Patti in the window up on the 2nd floor. 



There was an almost-constant sound of drums beating. Notice in the below photo a sign in the background.
 A close-up photo of the above sign.

Nice! Really and truly nice!


It looks like there is going to be a show up on the stage.





The group below were evidently discussing their upcoming performance.

I followed them out to the back of the main venue and watched them practice their routine.
I was so deeply 'touched' by this. Do you understand how badly they wanted to be sure their routine was successful in their own opinions? 

Last but not least .. I just loved these youngsters.

A personal note to Gullible and to Shaddy and to all other bloggers. I so envy all of you. I KNOW in my heart-of-hearts that each and every single one of you would make one pass through the above proceedings. You would take all of your photos in order and when it came time to post them it would take all of you ten to fifteen minutes at the maximum because they would all be sequentially in the proper order. I jump all over the place. Not one follows the next and I play holy you-know-what when I have to organize and publish them. I so envy you all!

"Patti! We have got a plane to catch! Hong Kong is calling to us! Come home!"

The Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal.

When Patti saw the above elephants she fairly squeeled .. 

"Oh look! There are Jeanne's elephants." 







It was a good flight.




Hello Hong Kong.

I've said it before. I'll say it again. International travel is not for everyone. Patti and I had seats on the bus into the terminal.


At this point in my life entering Hong Kong is getting to be old-hat.
The airport express is a fine way to go into the city. Not the only way because there are many other ways. Perhaps the airport express is the easiest and best way however.


You pay nothing extra for a shuttle bus to your hotel. Hong Kong has got-it-figured-out!
Homy Inn you look so good.


Well unless I suddenly find a batch of missing photos or I have forgotten something important I will now declare:

That is That for Patti and for Cap. Our trip to India began on December 31st, 2015 and was completed on February 18th, 2016.

With Joy .. Patti and Cap

Whew! Wowie! Were any of you wondering when or IF I was ever going to finish writing about our India trip!