Monday Montage: Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day here in America. It is the day that we honor and celebrate the fallen soldiers that have died in the service of our country.  I pray for the family and friends left behind of those soldiers throughout the history of my home country. On this day some are visiting grave sites of their fallen family members. My heart goes out to them.  Most people celebrate the soldiers lives with a classic American pastime, BBQ’s with family and friends and drinking beers. That may seem callous, but those soldiers died for our freedom, even if just to gather together and celebrate them and our country.

On a different note, has it really been a week since my last Monday Montage? A week since our little overnight trip to Reno? Time is now of the essence. One week from today we fly out to London and our time here in America will be done. I am ready. I think. Ask me again after I have to say good-bye to my family and friends.

As we have been here in our original “home”, our new home of Thailand has been in the news. As some of you may already know, there have been protests in Bangkok (the capitol of Thailand) for months. I won’t go into all the details as I only know a bit of them as a foreigner, but a few days ago the military staged a coup. Some say it is good, some say bad, I don’t really have an opinion. I love Thailand and it’s culture, but what I know about it as an American (even one that has lived there for a bit), is far too little to say that I have the answers for what is happening in their government. All I want to say about it, is that I pray and hope that Thailand makes it out of all of this a happier, more prosperous nation. I pray for Thailand, please pray with me!

With that, here are my photos from this past week…

 I wanted to show you the landscape on the way to Reno, Nevada. Can you see the wooden train tracks on the side of the hill? It looks like an old western movie to me.

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I love the look of the mountains in Nevada. The sparse tree’s and rock formations were fascinating and beautiful to me.

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Look at that sky! Gorgeous!

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Okay, this is the last one of our drive to Reno. Seriously though, I just think it is so breath taking!

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A post office and an American mailbox. I realized that I hadn’t shown you what they look like here yet!

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We stopped by a Cabela’s and I was surprised at the equality they showed in outdoor and hunting gear. Here is a “girls” section of hunting toys. Notice the pink hunting blind on the right. I am such a city girl, I was unaware that stuff like this exists. It was fun to look at, but you will probably never see me buying these for Zoë, it would mean I would have to go outside, in the wilderness, and maybe even camp! Eek! 🙂

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Obviously, I had an old west theme in mind subconsciously while taking photos this week. This bathing cowboy was hanging out at a Howarth Park one of the best parks here in Santa Rosa, California.

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As it turns out, even here in America, I have found a funny sign.  I believe that the correct term is “Asian Foods”. I think someone may want to update this aisle marker.

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Happy Monday!

 

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