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.

Monday, 19 April 2021

APR 19, 21 .. THE GALLANT WARRIORS .. DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Patti and I are in Flagstaff, Arizona, enjoying a few days away from the much warmer weather down South in Phoenix where we are Mayo Clinic medical patients. 

The temperature here in Flagstaff is consistently 30°F cooler than in Phoenix.

In the below link, just follow Interstate Highway 17 ( I-17 ) due North from Phoenix to find Flagstaff.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Arizona/@34.3589846,-112.6289296,8z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x872b08ebcb4c186b:0x423927b17fc1cd71!8m2!3d34.0489281!4d-111.0937311

Yesterday afternoon, Sunday the 18th of April, with a roaring booming sound outside of our motel room, we were suddenly joined by a motorcycle club.

I myself have had five (5) motorcycles so out I went to speak with these 'riders' and to check out their 'bikes'.



Sorry the photos are somewhat dark. The bright sun in the background made the photos of the motorcycles in the foreground dark. I have a small camera that does not have the sophisticated light reading capabilities of far more expensive cameras. 



On today's Post over on our dot.net website..

http://babakaps.net/?p=43069

 I wrote the following words:

Then, later this afternoon, our daily excitement suddenly happened when a small group of motorcyclists moved into the rooms adjacent to our room.

Having myself had five motorcycles, I went out and visited with them for a few minutes. They have ridden here from Darlington, South Carolina, and are on a fund raising trip for disabled children at a location in California.

Today's Truth : What goes up must come down. What arrives will leave.

At 7:30am this early Monday morning the 19th, I was suddenly awakened with the deep rumbling booming earth shaking roar of their Harley Davidson Motorcycles being started immediately outside of our motel room as they prepared to resume their admirable journey.

So, in my stocking feet, I did not want to waste any time putting on my shoes, out I went to 'see them off'.



Guys, Harley Riders, Reesewhy-oh-why do so many of your 'colors' feature skulls?




And off they roared !




Then I returned to our room and went to work doing a little 'homework'.

Just look at what I found:

I learned that Reese Anderson seems to be The-Leader-Of-The-Pack of  .. The Gallant Warriors, Darlington, South Carolina.

Below are a four links that I found interesting.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1EKKP_enUS712US712&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=gallant+warriors+darlington+sc&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiF1Ybux4rwAhXmJDQIHcMmBt8QjJkEegQIChAB&biw=1280&bih=609

https://wpde.com/news/local/gallant-warriors-from-darlington-to-the-golden-gate-bridge-to-help-children

https://wpde.com/features/good-morning-carolinas/gallery/gallant-warriors-from-darlington-to-the-golden-gate-bridge-to-help-children

I do not 'do' facebook but many of you do, so here is a facebook link to the Gallant Warriors.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Cause/Gallant-Warriors-1081980365339290/

What more can I add?

"Reese! You appear to be The-Leader-Of-The-Pack, I wish I would have met you!"

What a great few minutes of our time this all was. 

Smiling Cap and Patti

Sunday, 4 April 2021

APR 4, 21 .. HAPPY EASTER .. HE IS RISEN !!

HAPPY EASTER 2021 ..

HE IS RISEN ..

In the King James Version of the Bible it is translated as:

5: And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not

ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

6: He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.

Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

MUCH LOVE IN HIS MOST HOLY NAME ..

Cap and Patti

Thursday, 1 April 2021

APR 1, 21 .. THE PHOENIX ARIZONA DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN

Over the past four some years, while visiting Phoenix, Arizona, and the Mayo Clinic, we have gotten to know several very good and close friends down here. Loran and Gard are two of our closest and best Phoenix friends and associates.

We have shown, here on our blogspot website, more than a few photos in several Posts of their amazing front and back yards.




To say that Gard and Loran are 'into' cactus plants is a vast understatement. For the past thirty plus years they cultivated their own Desert Botanical Garden at their home !!

During our most recent visit, they asked us if we had ever visited the famous Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. 

Now this is interesting. First our answer was no, we had never visited this famous Phoenix attraction. Next, Eva, one of our best friends in Anchorage asked Patti if we had ever visited the botanical gardens. 

Get it? 

The stars aligned and the time had come for us to visit the Phoenix Botanical Garden. For all you may want to know about the garden, click onto the below two links.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_Botanical_Garden

https://dbg.org/

When we told Gard and Loran that no we hadn't, they asked if we would like to visit the garden. We said yes. Then they produced two guest tickets for us that they had because they are active members of the organization. 

You must call ahead to assure (because of Covid-19 protocols for social distancing and masks) you will be able to enter the garden and to sign up for a date and a time of entry.

The costs vary. I think a Senior Ticket is $22.95. General Admission is $29.95.

Our Disclaimer : IF (and it could be less) we saw as much as five percent (5%) of the Desert Botanical Garden, we did well. It is absolutely and it is positively immense. So IF you know the garden well, you will be shocked at the other ninety five (95%) percent of the garden that we were not able to see due to our limited walking abilities. YES they have electric powered buggies but we did not have a reservation for one of them. The parking area itself is immense and we had a bit of a walk from our handicapped parking place to the entry into the garden.

THE PHOENIX DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN

Here we go with photos we snapped during our visit to the garden yesterday, Wednesday, the 31st of March 2021.



The first twenty seven (27) photos below were taken en route into the garden itself. As you look at them, you would believe that you were IN the garden. 









We still are not yet into the garden proper. The next photos were snapped in the garden gift shop.






Back we now go walking toward the actual garden itself.













Now (I think, but don't any of you bet on it) we are about to enter the actual Desert Botanical Garden. Had we not said anything, all of you would have thought that we were IN the garden because of the beauty you've already enjoyed.






In the above and below photos you are looking at a Sundial. It was accurate.










In the distant background of the above photo you can see a small mountain. Below is a photo of the same mountain as we took the highway past it when we left the gardens.















Whew. Well this will complete our visit to The Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. We hope you enjoyed it with us.

Smiles Cap and Hugs from Patti