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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Friday, 19 August 2022

AUG 19, 22 .. IT'S THE DETROIT DREAM CRUISE WEEKEND !! BACK IN TIME WE GO !!

It IS Friday.. 

It IS August the 19th 2022 !!

It IS.. DREAM CRUISE FRIDAY !!

Technically the Dream Cruise is a one day event, held on the third Saturday of August each year.

However, each year, beginning slowly on Monday and building up inertia and intensity until the cruise finishes about 12noon on Sunday, the cruise is almost a one week long event.

Back on the weekend of August 17th, 2014, Patti and I, along with our friend Tom, enjoyed the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise.

See what wikipedia has to say in the below link.

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

The custom cars begin to appear on Monday of the Dream Cruise Week. Oh yes, it is early in the week, and there are just a few randomly scattered street rods and restored vehicles. By Thursday everyone is ready for Friday and out come the cars and trucks and other vehicles en masse. Yes indeed! Saturday IS the peak day and by noon on Sunday the volume of cars has faded away into history.

Below is a link to this weekends 2022 Dream Cruise.

http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com/

For those of you who may be interested, we'll go back in time to August of 2014 and we'll show some randomly selected photos of the cruise and then provide you with a link to Part 1 of 3 Parts that we posted of the 2014 Dream Cruise. If you want to visit Parts 2 and 3 you can do so by finding them on the BLOG ARCHIVE along the right edge of this site. Go to year 2014 and then to August 29th and September 3rd 2014.

Patti. and Detroit Tiger Tom.

Detroit Tiger Tom.


Detroit Tiger Tom wearing his Tiger Colors !


Here we go, back to re-visit the 2014 Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise. Patti and Cap and Tom Tiger!

Robert 94596 .. I know YOU remember this photo !!

















Sweet! Very VERY sweet!



There were
a lot of cars on display in parks located along the cruise route.









There were custom vehicles all over!

This below photo of Patti was taken on our home street.


And in uptown Royal Oak.


Hi Gord! We sure miss Mister B's. We enjoyed a lot of fun meals there.


Back in 2014, Tom drove our GMC Suburban the entire cruise route. Patti rode up front and I rode in the back taking pictures. 


In the back seat of our Suburban, I had plenty of room to jump from side to side to snap photos.


The round trip is approximately 26 miles or 43 km and it runs from 8 mile Road in Detroit all the way North to the city of Pontiac.

A few photos snapped while we were actually riding in, and were a part of, the cruise!


Actually it was a great place to see the cars that were parked along the cruise route and were not out cruising!


These photos give you a real idea of the enormous size of the cruise. 26 miles of custom cars.





In the late evening on Saturday, the signature day of the cruise drew to a close!



Now, IF (the Big IF) you would like to see one of the links to the first of 3 posts we published back in late August and early September of 2014, you can click onto the below link.


You will not be just looking at the above photos a second time. All of the photos in Part 1 / 3 will be different.

We hope you enjoyed this little blast-from-the-past! Patti and I sure have.

Cap and Patti and Tom !

Monday, 15 August 2022

AUG 15, 22 .. FROM NOV 9 - 14, 2015 .. PATTI, GULLIBLE AND I TRAVELED TO MONGOLIA'S KHUVSGUL LAKE (PART 3/3)

This post will be our final post showing Gullible's, Patti's and my trip from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, up to the Northwest part of Mongolia to visit Mongolia's Khuvsgul Lake.

I wrote on Trip Advisor ..

This was certainly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to be able to visit the Ashihai Tourist Camp on Khuvsgul Lake. Just the two / three day drive up from Ulaanbaatar is a great adventure. My wife and I, along with Gullible, a close friend, made the journey together. It was set up for us by Genco Tours in Ulaanbaatar. We made the trip in November 2015 well past the normal season to visit. We stayed three nights and the two days in between. The facilities were excellent. The meals excellent. Our heated Ger was also excellent with a porta-potti furnished for our use. What an adventure!

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Khuvsgul Lake is considered to be Mongolia's Switzerland. The  Mongolian National Park that encompasses the lake is enormous.

Technically we visited the.. 

ASHIHAI TOURIST GER CAMP

The ASHIHAI TOURIST GER CAMP was constructed in 2006 and it is located on the western shore of the Khuvsgul Lake and surrounded by the Khangai Mountains. Being the off-season when we were there in November, out of courtesy to us, the camp was opened specifically for our visit by the Genco Travel Services in Ulaanbaatar.  The Ashihai Tourist Camp consists of 20 large traditional gers. In-season, tour services include horse, yak and reindeer riding, biking, hiking and touring the lake by motorboats.

The following photos were snapped as we approached the camp. 

There, out in the distance, is Khuvsgul Lake.





In the above and below photos, in the distance, are the round white Gers we will be staying in.



We have arrived.

ASHIHAI TOURIST GER CAMP



I borrowed the below, phenomenal aerial photo, from one of the myriad of (too many to count) Tour-Mongolia websites. So I don't know who to acknowledge and thank.


To enter the camp, you must verify the purpose of your visit at the below entrance building.


We are now inside of the camp.

Below is the Camp Lodge Building.  






As you can see in the above photo, one of t
he Ger Camps was in the immediate vicinity of the Camp Lodge. We stayed in this camp and it was very convenient for the three of us. In the upper right of the above photo are the lakeside gers.


Below are photos of the other Ger Camp that was close to Khuvsgul Lake.






Gullible stayed in her own separate Ger. Patti and I stayed in the Ger we show below.


As we go inside of our Ger, you will see the beds are large and  the Gers are very roomy and comfortable. 


Yes we had electricity.


In the above and the below photos, the white device to the immediate left of the door, was our 'potty'.






They are not shown in the above aerial photo, but there were some other housing units on the property. As we said above, the camp was opened specifically for the three of us and we did not explore the below units.


A last look at the Ger Camp from a distance. To my immediate back was Khuvsgul Lake.


Now we will go inside of the Camp Lodge.



It was really pleasant inside. We enjoyed some quality time in the lodge.




Because none of us drink alcohol, and because they opened up the lodge just for us, it was sad that the bar tender had no business!


Below is the table where we set-up-camp. Patti and I opted not to eat at the lodge but we enjoyed visiting there and I sure used the table to write post cards.



They served Gullible and our driver Chimdee some outstanding meals.



When you get to the bottom of this post, we have given those of you who may be interested, a link to Gullible's post dated January 8, 2016 that show some outstanding additional photos of the lodge. Treat yourself and see the best-of-the-best, Gullible at work.

The time has come to show you Khuvsgul Lake.

The camp was basically closed for the winter, and winter having begun to arrive, our photos of the lake are somewhat less than spectacular. But we can only show what we saw.

KHUVSGUL LAKE in early November 2015




















We enjoyed re-visiting Khuvsgul Lake, and hope you also enjoyed it along with us.

Cap and Patti

Now a promise made is a debt unpaid and we promised to provied you with the below link to Gullible's post of January 8, 2016, that shows 33 of her photos of the lodge. Gullible is amazing!!