I am again going through some old pictures. First I worked my way through a couple of over flow boxes which contained many pictures from years past. There was no particular order to these photos. At first that really annoyed me because of the way I covered this before now…I think I’ve warmed to going through it in no particular order and sharing it for the fun of it. This first picture is from a reptile farm near Bangkok. They actually fed these monsters whole chickens…already plucked and dead of course. I want so much to return to visit Thailand with my family…someday. This next one is an island in the Philippines. Doesn’t it look inviting? I got sunburned horribly here. I am a Montanan and don’t always consider tropical sun the way I should…boy did I learn otherwise! This next one is a view along the walk to the church we were working with in the Philippines…such an amazing cloud shrouded mountain. During one of my trips to Thailand I went on a three day elephant trek. My companion took the b&w photo. Why were we not on elephants? Well, as it turned out much of the elephant trek was actually on foot in the golden triangle. Looking back on the jungle we walked through makes me feel so strange somehow. Our guide tricked us and part of the group we were hiking with went ahead where they said they’d smoke opium…so me and my friend didn’t go ahead…later they returned laughing at us saying they ate lunch…we were hungry for the first part of that day. What do you think? Want to walk the jungle of the Golden Triangle? Our would prefer the safer elephant show they have near the reptile park? This is a photo from the Yuhiko Orchid Garden where Lovely and I were married in the Philippines. There are some fantastic sights in these nations…I wish it were a safer world, I’d like to revisit these places. Some missionaries were captured and one killed in the rescue by Filipino soldiers when we were there…things are often troubled though it appears to be a paradise to the naked eye…your not even necessarily safe riding on the back of a massive elephant. Sometimes the danger is forgotten when trying exotic foodsbut still it is there. Now that I’m married and have a family of my own I recognize more than ever that no man is an island unto himself. More to come….