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Old Vehicles

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Herding Sheep

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Mountain Lake

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Old Vehicles

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New Zealand  is a land of enchantment.  Pristine vistas, friendly people and a really awesome visual journey!

" I'll learn to work the saxophone... I'll play just what I feel... Drink scotch whiskey all night long... And die behind the wheel... They got a name for the winners of the world... I want a name when I lose... They call Alabama, " The Crimson Tide"...Call me 'Deacon Blues'..."---Steely Dan

The Netherlands.  I had the good fortune to live there for six years, while in the USAF.  Here are some memories of one of the cleanest, friendliest, most industrious and beautiful countries in Europe!

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Netherlands_primary transportation

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Netherlands_fairytale house

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Netherlands_Achtergrond Plaza

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Netherlands_primary transportation

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"The City of Light"; Paris, a beautiful city.  Full of culture, history and the potential for romance!

the famous "Gare Nord"
the famous "Gare Nord"

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Palace at Versailles
Palace at Versailles

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City of Light

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the famous "Gare Nord"

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London Olympics in 2012.  What a great way to spend a week's vacation in summer!

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Olympic_guide_1

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Tickets_1

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London_2012_wrestling_sunday_2

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Olympic_guide_1

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"Summer" trip from New Zealand to  Antarctica.  Strangely beautiful but desolate.  You have to be a dedicated researcher to want to spend any length of time living there....

Typical Ice Cat
Typical Ice Cat

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Scott Base Sign
Scott Base Sign

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antarctic Glacier

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Typical Ice Cat

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Copenhagen rivals Amsterdam as Europe's most laid-back city.  The people are very friendly and love showing off their city.  From the mermaid in the harbor to a whirl around Tivoli Gardens, a city you can easily love!!

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Copenhagen_41

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Copenhagen_48

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Copenhagen_1

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All About the Bass
All About the Bass

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Man With a Horn
Man With a Horn

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Jammin'
Jammin'

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All About the Bass
All About the Bass

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I am a proud 10-year USAF Veteran

"Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer

Gave us wings, ever to soar!

With scouts before And bombers galore.

Nothing can stop the U.S. Air Force! "

                  

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Training_Books_1

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Training_Cert_1

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Wing Tip Damage from AA fire

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China --A land of contrasts, mysteries, and a myriad of people

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Soldiers in tiananmen square

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Tiger through the fence
Tiger through the fence

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Beautiful slopes in the mist
Beautiful slopes in the mist

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Soldiers in tiananmen square

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"Tall and tan, young and lovely; the girl from Ipanema goes walking---And when she passes , each one she passes, goes 'Ahhhh!' "---Joao Gilberto

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Street performers on parade

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Street protest
Street protest

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Cool Waterfall
Cool Waterfall

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Street performers on parade

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I was fortunate to spend a summer in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital on a research project.  Beautiful city, Northern lights, interesting food and gorgeous people.

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Gothenburg_49

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Gothenburg_54

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Gothenburg_10

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Moscow -- A historical city, a city of culture, a formidable city ---  "ochun preekracznya"  (Got a chance to practice the Russian I learned in the U.S.A.F.)

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Heroic_russia

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Hotel for foreigners

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The Kamchatka peninsula on Russia's east coast, is one of the most furiously volcanic places on earth.  Stark contrasts between beauty and terror-inspiring but endlessly fascinating.

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kamchatka_21

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kamchatka_39_from _airport

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  " Put the lime in the coconut, put 'em bot' together... put the lime in the coconut, 'den you feel better..."-- Nilsson

Costa Rica is a happy place, nice weather, nice scenery, great people.  Go, if you get the chance!

View to a kill
Volcano Belches
Scarlet Macaws
This one's poisonous
The Villas
River Rafting
Monkey see...
Nayara Sloth
Jet Plane Cafe in Costa Rica
Iguana (Baby dragon)
Garden Unique
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Costa Rican volcanoes
Downtown San Jose
Beach to Jungle
Costa Rican beach Sunset
Camping in Style
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My Tour DaVita (2017) bike ride was a great experience and a concrete way for me to come to grips with my end-stage-renal disease.   Life is to be lived!

Team Wake Forest
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Dialysis Nurses
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Farmland outside of Monroe
Covered Railroad Bridge in Monroe
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Tour DaVita (2018) bike ride was again a singular experience and a way for me to thumb my nose at end-stage-renal disease.   The Virginia countryside was superb!

The National Parks are such an inspiration.  Some memories of the ones that I was fortunate enough to visit 

Zion Natl. Pk. in Utah
Zion Natl. Pk. in Utah

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Visitor Center at Grand Canyon
Visitor Center at Grand Canyon

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Arches_4

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Zion Natl. Pk. in Utah

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I take great pride in my American Indian heritage.  My father was Seminole/Chickasaw.  Here is a small taste of the culture of some original Americans

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seminole-elder

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Seminole_29

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 "Blackbird singing in the dead of night... take these shrunken eyes and learn to see... all your life... you were only waiting for this moment to be free..." ---Beatles     The Vietnam Veterans Memorial  brings home the sad lament that "Freedom is Never Free!' 

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Tour DaVita (2019) bike ride:  What a way for me to show end-stage-renal disease who is boss   The Pennsylvania Amish country was quite a treat!  Spirit of the ride!!!