|No disrespect intended here when Tom wanted to illustrate the size of this statue while also making me laugh at his copycat antics.|
Foremost in our minds, which we've hoped to accomplish all along, has been to cruise to as many locations as possible, avoiding airports with excess luggage fees, hours of waiting and travel time, long lines and a usual amount of frustration.
With our objective to see as much of the world as we can, staying in fabulous vacation homes and cruising as often as possible within our itinerary, we've done well so far.
|This precious statue in the front yard reminds us the sweet gentle nature of the Thai people.|
Our future decisions will be entirely predicated by these three factors:
1. An intense interest and desire in visiting a new location
2. Convenience we can create through using cruises more than we have as a means of transportation thus avoiding flying as much as we have in the past
3. Affordability - Are we at a point where we may be willing to pay a little more for cruises we may have avoided in the past?
|Here again, another heartwarming rendition of the Thai people.|
In these past 46 months we've been on 14 cruises (includes the recent river cruise) averaging one cruise every 3.2 months. This doesn't mean we want to cruise more often. We just want cruises to become even more efficient in getting us to locations we'd like to stay for one to three months in between.
|This piece is above the bed in the master bedroom.|
Have you checked our map on the right side of the homepage under the main photo of us taken in front of the Treasury in Petra, Jordan? When looking at this map, its obvious we have many parts of the world yet to visit.
|Large pots such as this located in the living room are popular in Thailand.|
For us, this is not the Amazing Race, with a clock ticking to accomplish as many feats as possible in a designated period of time. This is our lives and we'd merely like to do what appeals to us as each year we strive to expand our horizons, our experiences and our knowledge of the world, its people, its cultures, its wildlife and its vast beauty.
|More textured Thai art in the master bedroom.|
But, within that framework, we both know, health providing, we'll return to Africa sometime in the next several years where, he too, has a lot more he'd like to see such as Victoria Falls, the gorillas in Rwanda and many more safari adventures.
Within 16 months, we'll cruise to South America where we have an entire continent to explore with never ending opportunities in fulfilling many more dreams of seeing that which appeals to us the most.
|This exquisite piece is located outside on a wall near the pool.|
Today, we're heading out for an easy sightseeing venue and grocery shopping. We'll be back tomorrow with new photos. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Photo from one year ago today, August 12, 2015:
|This parasitic plant in our yard in Trinity Beach, Australia appears to be a face looking up to the sky with leaves in it's mouth and throat. Vegetation is another fascinating aspect our lives. For more, please click here.|