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11 Dec 08 Lori on the Palace grounds. As we’ve noted, the Thais use much gold color and gold leaf in their ornamentation.
11 Dec 08 On the Royal Palace grounds.
11 Dec 08 One of many murals that decorate buildings and temples in Thailand, this in a Palace building.
11 Dec 08 Another mural.
11 Dec 08 Gate guard in the Palace.
11 Dec 08 Changing of the guard at a building on the Palace grounds.
11 Dec 08 Peter with a Porsche tractor in a westernized Bangkok mall.
11 Dec 08 Thais love holidays and celebrations. Here, they show Christmas decorations in a Mall.
11 Dec 08 Christmas cake on sale in a Bangkok grocery store.
11 Dec 08 Christmas decorations outside a Bangkok mall.
16 Dec 08 We’re on our way back to the U.S. now, and in the Taipei, Taiwan airport. Here’s Lori with “Hello Kitty.”
11 Dec 08 Colorful Bangkok taxis.
28 Dec 08 Wow, WE’RE BACK IN THE USA after being overseas for 13 weeks! After returning we spent Christmas with the Davis family and flew to York PA to visit Lori’s family. During our visit in York, we met up with Joy (Peter’s daughter) and boyfriend Al in Philadelphia. They both live in Santa Barbara CA but interrupted their Christmas-New Year’s travel from Florida to New York to meet up with us for an evening.
16 Dec 08 One of our last photos at the Taipei airport. We had a long layover and needed to entertain ourselves!
01 Jan 09 New year’s day 2009 with most Lori's family (the Watson's) in York PA.
30 Dec 08 This is Lori’s son, Keith, and his wife Mindy, with their dog. We had a great day with them out shopping and in their first home.
24 Jan 09 We’re driving to California to visit more Davis family there. We stopped along the road in Arizona to take this rainy-day photo.
18 Jan 09 We’re on the road again, in Denver CO visiting with friends Vince and Judie, John & Henrietta and Ray & Joan.
04 Feb 09 Another photo on our hike in the Pacheco Pass area.
04 Feb 09 We’ve already visited Peter’s brother Chris and daughter Crystal and grandchildren and are now on a hike at Pacheco Pass CA with Peter’s Uncle John.
04 Feb 09 Lori and Uncle John, made very small by the size of the wind generators.
04 Feb 09 Lori, on our hike.
08 Feb 09 On our hike with Joy & Al in the hills around Santa Barbara.
08 Feb 09 We’re now in Santa Barbara on a hike with Peter’s daughter Joy & Al.
13 Feb 09 We’re now camping at, and taking a hike in, Organ Pipe National Monument in Arizona. Lori poses with a Teddy Bear cactus. The cactus “bit” her.
10 Feb 09 As we left our camping place in the hills around Santa Barbara, Lori met up with these wild turkeys. They (the turkeys and Lori) really love bagels.
13 Feb 09 Saguaro cactus “Mom” holding babies in Organ Pipe.
13 Feb 09 On our hike in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. We do love the desert!
13 Feb 09 Peter & Lori (with camera on tripod) in Organ Pipe.
13 Feb 09 Organ Pipe Cactus Natl Monument.
19 Feb 09 We're taking a hike at Superstition Mountain, Arizona. We were short on time and on our way back, in darkness, we got lost.