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.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

DEC 4, 19 .. ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA .. THE BLUE SKY HOTEL AND TOWER

 Yesterday I published a post showing Breakfast at Millie's Espresso.

What does yesterday's post have to do with The Blue Sky Hotel and Tower? Simple, to get to Millie's, I walk through the Blue Sky and as I'm walking to Millie's it remains ever present.

I seemingly am not able to resist photographing the Blue Sky whenever I am near it.

Below, in the background of each photo, are some of my favorite views of the Blue Sky.



In the foreground of these photos, you see the traditional Buddhist Temple that is located within the Choijin Lama Museum.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ulaanbaatar/@47.9157529,106.9160778,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x5d96925be2b18aab:0xe606927864a1847f!8m2!3d47.8863988!4d106.9057439







The three below photos show the temple from other viewpoints.




At this point you are probably wondering why this post is not titled : The Choijin Lama Museum.

To see my post of the Choijin Lama Museum, please check out the below link..

http://bobbacaps.blogspot.com/2017/09/sep-4-17-ulaanbaatar-mongolia-temple.html

Here are a few other views of the Blue Sky Hotel and Tower.





The below photo looks up at the above building on the right.


IF you want to see another series of photos of the Blue Sky please click onto the below link..

http://bobbacaps.blogspot.com/2015/09/sep-24-15-downtown-ulaanbaatar-blue-sky.html

More??

http://bobbacaps.blogspot.com/2015/09/sep-24-15-downtown-ulaanbaatar-blue-sky_24.html

OK here is Part 3 of 3..

http://bobbacaps.blogspot.com/2015/09/sep-24-15-ulaanbaatar-blue-sky-hotel.html

There you have it. The Blue Sky Hotel and Tower is a beautiful sight and landmark in downtown Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Cap


Tuesday, 3 December 2019

DEC 3, 19 .. BREAKFAST AT MILLIE'S ESPRESSO

Because I am leaving Ulaanbaatar this upcoming Friday the 6th of December, I am in the process of checking out with close friends.

One is Daniel who is 'The Man' at Millie's Espresso. 



A nice business for a mid-week Tuesday morning.


Talk about 'perfect timing', Daniel and I were visiting, my cell phone rang and it was Patti. I snapped the below photos of Daniel as they were visiting.


A wonderful human being. He is all these photos show and more!

 


Millie's Special Breakfast


The double order of toast was my idea.


A small breakfast steak, scrambled eggs, crispy hash-browns, fresh tomatoes and bacon. US $7.72.


Just what my Doctor ordered.

Smiles .. Cap


Sunday, 1 December 2019

DEC 1, 19 .. HAPPINESS MAY BE FOUND ..

IF you'll just open-your-eyes, HAPPINESS MAY BE FOUND while walking to catch a bus home from downtown Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.








Much Joy to all of you as we begin the December journey to Christmas.

Cap and Patti

Thursday, 28 November 2019

NOV 28, 19 .. THANKSGIVING DAY 2019 .. A TIME TO PAUSE AND REFLECT

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2019

I feel that this is a day to pause, to be still, and to reflect upon all that we have to be thankful for. It seems it should be much more than an enormous feast and watching a football game or two.

Our minds are amazing. However, from one nano second to the next nano second, our minds can only focus upon one thing, upon the one moment, that moment we call The Present.

If we can focus our mind upon what is good, upon all that we have, and all that we have to be thankful for, then that positive focus can greatly assist us to continue to have a positive outlook during our day.

Count your blessings instead of your crosses,
Count your gains instead of your losses,
Count your joys instead of your woes,
Count your friends instead of your foes,
Count your smiles instead of your tears,
Count your courage instead of your fears,
Count your full years instead of your lean,
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean,
Count your health instead of your wealth,
Count on God instead of yourself.
Author Unknown

We wish all of you the very best Thanksgiving Day 2019

Patti and Cap

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

NOV 26, 19 .. ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA .. THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN

I was asked by one of our most 'faithful followers' and a close friend as well if I'd post some photos of the downtown area/buildings of Ulaanbaatar.

This being my fifth year visiting Ulaanbaatar, it is like home to me. Who takes any pictures at home? One gets 'numb' as to taking photos of their own home town.

When I was new here (the summer and autumn of 2015) I took hundreds of photos because Ulaanbaatar was not home yet.

That being said, I'm not able to post an all-encompassing 'photo shoot' of this area because I do not have my memory chip archives (dating back to 2015) with me on this trip. 

Further I've been unable to access my 'Google Blogspot' photo archives to get back to year 2015.

Finally, with the temperature at minus 20°F below zero last night, I'm not motivated to go do a photo shoot right now.

BUT I certainly AM ABLE to give you a brief look at the heart of the downtown area of Ulaanbaatar and I will now DO SO.

Beginning September the 10th, I snapped all of the below photos during this visit to Ulaanbaatar and included them in other individual posts. As you can see, the weather was wonderful in September and October and into early November as well.

CHINGGIS KHAAN SQUARE

If one feature 'defines' downtown Ulaanbaatar, it is Chinggis Khaan Square.

'Google Maps' (click on the below link) shows it as Sukhbaatar Square. It is now known as Chinggis Khaan Square.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ulaanbaatar+Metropolitan+Area/@47.9173452,106.9129935,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x5d9692edcbb624f1:0xe1e2457c790545d4!8m2!3d47.9090129!4d106.8907103

If all you ever see of Ulaanbaater are the below three photos, you've seen the heart of the city.




Do you see the building on the extreme right edge of the above photo?

Now I'm going to turn 90° to my right.

The same building is to the left in the below photo. 



In the above and below photos, notice the pink and white building in the distance.


This is the Ulaanbaatar Opera House.





Notice the building to the left of, and behind, the Opera House. Below are closer looks at it. My dentist's office is in this building.





THE BLUE SKY HOTEL AND TOWER

The Blue Sky Hotel and Tower is directly across Peace Avenue from Chinggis Khaan Square.

The Blue Sky also defines the heart of downtown Ulaanbaatar.








There you have it. My best effort to give you a brief review of the heart of downtown Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Smiling at giving this my-very-best-shot.

Cap

The below link will take you to my OCT 12, 15 post showing downtown Ulaanbaatar..

http://bobbacaps.blogspot.com/2015/10/oct-12-15-downtown-ulaanbaatar-chinggis.html