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Came back recently from a two-month trip to Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and East Timor.  I had a wonderful time, enjoying the people and their culture.  Hope everyone had a wonderful summer as well.

If you've got time on your hands... maybe click over and see some photos...   :D


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Welcome back!  :)

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Thanks, Randy.  Did you have a good summer?

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Good to have you back.  Man, your are regular nomad which is a good thing.

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Thank you, hikerjer.  Now if I recall correctly, you retired about a year or so ago, correct?  How have you been enjoying your new-found freedom?

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Some really good pictures there, Ben.  My wife loved some of the exquisite carvings on some of the buildings.  Quite colorful, too.  

Good to see you had a good time.  


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Take me with you next time!  I'll carry your bags, I'll cook you meals, I'll give you hot oil massages.  I'll even.....hold on, I'm sending you a private message. :D


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Thank you, hikerjer.  Now if I recall correctly, you retired about a year or so ago, correct?  How have you been enjoying your new-found freedom?

Yep, been semi-retired for 1 1/2 years now.  Still work about 12-14 hours a week.  I can handle that pretty easily.  Retirement's great.  I highly recommend it.  Put it on your "to do" list.  Been working on my bucket list.  So far this year I"ve canoed the wild and scenic portion of the Missouri, hiked the Grand Canyon for two week and took a six week/2000 mile bicycle tour of the northern Rockies. Been doing a lot of reading as well. Immediate plans are for a lot of skiing this winter and a cross country bicycle tour next summer.

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Thanks, Randy.  Did you have a good summer?

I did. Thanks.

Awesome pics, man. Can't wait to hear the details.


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I did not make it through all 700+ photos but the ones I saw were wonderful. Welcome back

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Cool photos!

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Hey there, Ben! Welcome back!  :)
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Hi Ben, any plans for another trip?
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Thanks, everyone.  Good to be back.

As for the 700+ pics... yeah, I need to do some culling...  :D


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Welcome back, Welcome back, Welcome back, traveling man :D

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