India 2016

Welcome to IndiaEntrance to Humayun’s tombHuman”s TombMahatma Gandhi’s PlaceGandhi’s bedroomGandhi’s officeWhere Gandhi was assassinatedGovernment HouseShik temple entranceLineup for the Shik Kitchen, everyone is welcome to the noon day mealLunch at the temple. We passed it upPreparing lunch, all done by volunteersMaking Naan breadDoesn’t matter where in the world you are; people don’t read signsEnd of the dayThey do know how to fill up a motor car (Tuktuk)Local marketDelhiI love the electrical systemEven in the city you will find elephantsOff for a ricksahw ride through Chandni Chowk of old DelhiThe streets get narrowBut they still fit 2 rickshawsThe local barber shopTextile storeAnd of course the food vendorsLove how they display their waresThe school bus or rickshawLocal venders everywhere, no big box storesA little goat anyoneHeading out with a cold beerBest seat on the bus, and everyone saved it for me. Handy having a beer cooler at your feetHeading off to AgraStraw storage shedsEverywhere you look they play cricketAlways room for one moreAgraEvery truck is decoratedTaj Mahol, flanked with two mosquesProof I was thereOne of the mosquesOur group, they were a great crewThe Lady Di spot as well as William and KateTo bad they were cleaning itIt’s this bigAssing aroundTrying to be creativeCeiling in the mosqueMosque interiorGotchaMosqueCathy, Elspeth and MaryThe groundsThe Agra FortThe Palace within the fortWhat the average motor car (tuktuk) driver looks likeOr you could drive thisEveryone shares the roadNot sure if they are running or spare partsAgra was poorer than the other citiesOff to Ranthambore National ParkTypical farm landAnd towns along the wayFatehpur Sikri built by the mongulsMost of the old constrction is all with red sandstoneLauraLocals love to have their picture takenHolding the weight of the worldNot sure if the world is ready for two of usSmokestacks everywhere for making bricksLunch stop out in the middle of the country (go figure)Not your typical roadside dinerFound a new beerThey collect dry cowpies for fuel and then store them out of the rain in little shedsTypical mode of transportation in the countryLots of home made trucks. Axles, transmission and anything that resembles a motor (rare to see a real engine)Everybody carves thingsThey love to decorate these trucksSometimes even carsLots more room guysThe people of IndiaHow much can a vehicle haulMore than you thinkThey even decorate their tractorsA wedding partyThis vehicle is pretty civilizedCow grazingOur hotel at Ranthambore National ParkSunsetFinding Tiger tracks, they like to follow the roadWild boersDeerPeacockPeacock showing offTraveling through the ParkNice to see some hills and forestsAnother Safari vehicleOur first Tiger, finished feeding on a kill and now restingAnd if you have to change a tire where else would you do it but right where the tiger is.Afternoon game driveCactusLots of monkeyschecking us outMore wild boersQuite a hilly parkOur second tiger, trying to stay cool +45 or 113 degreesMakes drinking easy when you are laying in itYum, humansWell if you don’t want to play then I’m leavingAsian AntelopeBiggest dang antelope if ever seen, it’s about the size of a horseDriving down the trail and a sloth bear ran across the road, not fast enough with the cameraThat black blob is the sloth bearA fort along the boundry of the parkSafari is overAll women leveling a site with pick, shovels and basketsHauling dirt to the fill on their headsDumping the fill. No use using dump trucks when everyone needs a jobHeading off to JaipurSheepTough day at the officeEveryone sits in their stands to get out of the sunWhen something breaks down they all have to give their adviceA tile cutter at workWatching the world go byThe ladies always dressed nicelyNot sure if we have room up here for the cowCamel herdThey look like tombstones by they shield the oncoming headlights at nightJaipur, you will have decent homesAn a block away, not so muchElspeth and SrikanthiCity Palace siteThe PalaceSnake charmerBack to the hotelCocktail hourGemma and Gabriel, surprise birthday party for Gabriel (I think we surprised Gemma more)Street hawkersAmber fortMore proofTransportation up to the fortGabriel and GemmaElspeth and i hanging on, it’s a pretty rocking rideTraffic jam, they like to decorate the elephants alsoDiane and JohnMary and BobLaura and CathyUna and JimCharles and Christina are happy they made itThe fort walls remind me of the great wall in ChinaNice little garden inside the fortGetting ready to go out for dinerThe entertainmentThe kids table. Elspeth, Cathy and LauraOk, who has been drinking wine longerStack em upImpressiveOur wineo Cathy always had a bottle or two of wineIMG_2780IMG_2783IMG_2784
Welcome to IndiaEntrance to Humayun’s tombHuman”s TombMahatma Gandhi’s PlaceGandhi’s bedroomGandhi’s officeWhere Gandhi was assassinatedGovernment HouseShik temple entranceLineup for the Shik Kitchen, everyone is welcome to the noon day mealLunch at the temple. We passed it upPreparing lunch, all done by volunteersMaking Naan breadDoesn’t matter where in the world you are; people don’t read signsEnd of the dayThey do know how to fill up a motor car (Tuktuk)Local marketDelhiI love the electrical systemEven in the city you will find elephantsOff for a ricksahw ride through Chandni Chowk of old DelhiThe streets get narrowBut they still fit 2 rickshawsThe local barber shopTextile storeAnd of course the food vendorsLove how they display their waresThe school bus or rickshawLocal venders everywhere, no big box storesA little goat anyoneHeading out with a cold beerBest seat on the bus, and everyone saved it for me. Handy having a beer cooler at your feetHeading off to AgraStraw storage shedsEverywhere you look they play cricketAlways room for one moreAgraEvery truck is decoratedTaj Mahol, flanked with two mosquesProof I was thereOne of the mosquesOur group, they were a great crewThe Lady Di spot as well as William and KateTo bad they were cleaning itIt’s this bigAssing aroundTrying to be creativeCeiling in the mosqueMosque interiorGotchaMosqueCathy, Elspeth and MaryThe groundsThe Agra FortThe Palace within the fortWhat the average motor car (tuktuk) driver looks likeOr you could drive thisEveryone shares the roadNot sure if they are running or spare partsAgra was poorer than the other citiesOff to Ranthambore National ParkTypical farm landAnd towns along the wayFatehpur Sikri built by the mongulsMost of the old constrction is all with red sandstoneLauraLocals love to have their picture takenHolding the weight of the worldNot sure if the world is ready for two of usSmokestacks everywhere for making bricksLunch stop out in the middle of the country (go figure)Not your typical roadside dinerFound a new beerThey collect dry cowpies for fuel and then store them out of the rain in little shedsTypical mode of transportation in the countryLots of home made trucks. Axles, transmission and anything that resembles a motor (rare to see a real engine)Everybody carves thingsThey love to decorate these trucksSometimes even carsLots more room guysThe people of IndiaHow much can a vehicle haulMore than you thinkThey even decorate their tractorsA wedding partyThis vehicle is pretty civilizedCow grazingOur hotel at Ranthambore National ParkSunsetFinding Tiger tracks, they like to follow the roadWild boersDeerPeacockPeacock showing offTraveling through the ParkNice to see some hills and forestsAnother Safari vehicleOur first Tiger, finished feeding on a kill and now restingAnd if you have to change a tire where else would you do it but right where the tiger is.Afternoon game driveCactusLots of monkeyschecking us outMore wild boersQuite a hilly parkOur second tiger, trying to stay cool +45 or 113 degreesMakes drinking easy when you are laying in itYum, humansWell if you don’t want to play then I’m leavingAsian AntelopeBiggest dang antelope if ever seen, it’s about the size of a horseDriving down the trail and a sloth bear ran across the road, not fast enough with the cameraThat black blob is the sloth bearA fort along the boundry of the parkSafari is overAll women leveling a site with pick, shovels and basketsHauling dirt to the fill on their headsDumping the fill. No use using dump trucks when everyone needs a jobHeading off to JaipurSheepTough day at the officeEveryone sits in their stands to get out of the sunWhen something breaks down they all have to give their adviceA tile cutter at workWatching the world go byThe ladies always dressed nicelyNot sure if we have room up here for the cowCamel herdThey look like tombstones by they shield the oncoming headlights at nightJaipur, you will have decent homesAn a block away, not so muchElspeth and SrikanthiCity Palace siteThe PalaceSnake charmerBack to the hotelCocktail hourGemma and Gabriel, surprise birthday party for Gabriel (I think we surprised Gemma more)Street hawkersAmber fortMore proofTransportation up to the fortGabriel and GemmaElspeth and i hanging on, it’s a pretty rocking rideTraffic jam, they like to decorate the elephants alsoDiane and JohnMary and BobLaura and CathyUna and JimCharles and Christina are happy they made itThe fort walls remind me of the great wall in ChinaNice little garden inside the fortGetting ready to go out for dinerThe entertainmentThe kids table. Elspeth, Cathy and LauraOk, who has been drinking wine longerStack em upImpressiveOur wineo Cathy always had a bottle or two of wineIMG_2780IMG_2783IMG_2784


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