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.

Thursday, 31 October 2019

OCT 31, 19 .. HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM PATTI AND FROM CAP

Here we go with a short..

Very sentimental journey for Patti and me as well as a..

Blast From The Past..

HAPPY HALLOWEEN !


Patti is the creator of our Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns.



Patti 'gives-it-her-all' when it comes to Halloween Pumpkin carving.







The below Jack-O-Lantern adorns our front porch light. He thinks he is a real pumpkin and is very happy to have his special place on Halloween Night.



Night has come and they are all lit up to celebrate Halloween Night.






HAPPY JOYOUS HALLOWEEN WHERE EVER YOU ARE.

Patti and Cap

Monday, 28 October 2019

OCT 28, 19 .. IRKUTSK .. TRUD STADIUM

Here we are, back in Irkutsk, my 'home base' for the nine plus months that I spent in Russian Siberia. Patti was with me for almost five of those months (mid February to early July 2019) and we two have shared many happy and pleasant memories of our visit. Trud Stadium and its fountain are among them.

I wrote a review of it for Trip Advisor.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g298527-d10418726-r685867859-Sports_Palace_Trud-Irkutsk_Irkutsk_Oblast_Siberian_District.html

We'll begin with a look at the very pleasant fountain that fronts Trud Stadium.

Trud Stadium is on Lenin Street a main thoroughfare and we saw it almost daily as we passed it riding the Number 1 Tram.




What a difference it is to see Trud Stadium in the summer months as compared to the winter months when the fountain is not in use.








One of the ticket offices.


As is the case with many public facilities here in Russia that I have visited, Trud Stadium is clean to the point of being immaculate.








The Russians like and participate in a wide range of sporting activities so it did not surprise me that their sporting stadiums and arenas are state-of-the-art.

Cap and Patti


Saturday, 26 October 2019

SEP 12, 17 .. PHOTOS OF CAP AND OF PATTI


No..

No.. 

NO! 

Boys and Girls, Ladies and Gentlemen, Sports Fans everywhere, it is NOT (as the above title states) September the 12th, 2017.

It IS Saturday, it IS October the 26th year 2019.

I have been here on my blogspot website trying to decide where to go next with regard to blogspot posts. It looks like I will finish writing about Irkutsk, Russian Siberia and posting photos there of.

Now..

THE REST OF THIS STORY

On September the 12th 2017, Patti and I were in the small city of Iron Mountain, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We were staying at a Super 8 Motel and had gotten to be friends with the manager. Literally, as we were leaving, he asked us if we would come into his office and if he could have a photo with us. Of course we obliged.

Then I suddenly thought to ask him if he would shoot a photo or two of Patti and I together. 

He obliged and snapped the below five photos. 

Then in order to save them I asked him if I could immediately upload them onto my website here and we did.

In 20-20 hindsight (which is absolutely useless) I should have had him snap the below photos with MY camera. Then I would have had them for future reference.

So the below five wonderful photos of us have been sitting for over two years in a draft format.

"What to do?" I pondered.

Deleting the draft and losing them forever was not even a consideration.

So I am publishing them.

Here we go loop-di-loop!





Like I've said many times, you have no idea of what's coming next in my posts because I myself have no idea of what's coming next.

This I know, publishing the above photos was the 'right call'.

Cap and Patti

Thursday, 24 October 2019

OCT 24, 19 .. A HONG KONG SAMPLER .. PART 3 OF 3 PARTS

As the above title states, this is the final part of this three part series of random photos taken during our trip to Hong Kong in July of 2019. 

Part 1 was published AUG 12, 19.

https://bobbacaps.blogspot.com/2019/08/aug-12-19-hong-kong-sampler.html 

Part 2 was just published OCT 21, 19.

https://bobbacaps.blogspot.com/2019/10/oct-21-19-hong-kong-sampler.html

Let's begin with a ride on a Hong Kong Tram. IF you are ever in Hong Kong, a ride on a tram is a do-not-miss experience.

Our ride begins in Causeway Bay and we are heading up to Hong Kong Central.



We were fortunate to get 'catbird seats', front and center on the upper deck. Wow huh?







I never tire of seeing the Lippo Centre in Hong Kong Central. This too is a do-not-miss attraction if you are ever in Hong Kong. The Bank of China is on the left in the below photo.



What an absolutely magnificent pair of buildings!







This ends our tram ride up to Hong Kong Central from Causeway Bay.

The following photos are totally random. Hong Kong is a magnificent city.















Into each of our lives a little rain must fall.

The time had come (so sayeth the Walrus) for Patti to head back home to Anchorage. 



Patti felt her attendant was just outstanding. One of her best ever wheel chair attendants.


We two are certainly blessed My Dear One!

With Love .. Cap