Friday, January 20, 2012

My Last Week in America!

My time in America has come to a close. Tomorrow I fly to Vietnam to visit friends. I will meet Noel Horton from MIU and we plan to travel to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

My week has been busy but really good. Our daughter Kim is doing part of her physical therapy internship in San Diego where her fiance Lenny is based in the Navy. Kathy and I drove down to San Diego to visit them for a couple of days. It was really nice. Lenny gave us a top notch tour of the base. We were also able to spend some time in downtown San Diego. It is a really nice city.

Also this week we visit friends and church family. We spent an evening with Cam Tu Vu and her family. I met Cam Tu in a civil engineering company some years ago. Great time with them :) We also went to Las Brisas in Laguna Beach with our dear friend Noel. Excellent food there, and a beautiful place to simply walk around along the coast.

We also have so enjoyed being with our friends in Resurrection Life Church. We were involved with the church for 25 years before leaving for Mongolia in March, 2011. So it was so good to return and spend time with them. 

So enjoy the photos, and I am headed for Vietnam!

We were allowed to sit in the Navy helicopter

Kim, Lenny and me

Kathy got a kick out of sitting in the copter :)

A scene in San Diego

San Diego

Along the wharf in downtown San Diego

Me with the Midway aircraft carrier behind me

another photo of me with the Midway behind me

The Vu family that Kathy and I have been friends with for many years :)

Noel took us to Las Brisas in Laguna Beach for breakfast. Great!

Kathy and I at Laguna Beach

Kathy tried on a cowboy hat at the airport

Some of the friends in the church we used to be part of :)


Russell my friend :)

Rob and Dave

Nelleke and her mom Dana :)

Kim, Kathy, Angela and me at a restaurant in San Diego

San Diego!

Me on the beach at Corona del Mar in San Diego

Friday, January 13, 2012

On to Raliegh, North Carolina!!

After Kathy and I spent time in Florida, we headed to Raliegh, North Carolina to see my brother Jim and his dear family, along with our friends Yuli and Wenju who we met years ago in California. It was so good to see all of them!!

This is a painting by a local artist. The painting is large.. and done very well!

Kathy in front of my brother's home in Raliegh, NC.

My brother Jim with Audrey and their  huge mastiff dog Mocha. Mocha is a gentle dog :)

Kathy with our niece Jody and Jim for lunch :)

The view from the room we stayed in at my brother's home.

Our friends Wenju and Yuli who we had a nice lunch with.

Break time at a local art museum we went to see in Raliegh :)

At the Rembrandt exhibit with Audrey and Sammy :)

On the way to Raliegh, we drove through Savannah, Georgia and stopped there for lunch. We went to The Lady and Sons Restaurant, a place Kathy wanted to see, since she sometimes watches Paula Deen's cooking show in TV.

A dear lady who bakes the bread at the restaurant.

I wanted to include this photo of Audrey that Christy took at Christmas time in Ohio. Nice!