Over the hill but picking up speed

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We met up with a couple of long-time friends. Not old friends. Not in their minds. She had retired last year and a work acquaintance asked her what it like going from 60 to 0? I am surprised my friend did not give the person a bit of smack upside of the head. She only did that figuratively.

When we retire, we still go the speed limit, or perhaps a bit faster. We are just on a nicer, less crowded highway.

Before the Taj Mahal

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I always thought that the Taj Mahal was a unique one time wonder of the world. But there were earlier tombs almost as majestic. Here I am in front of Humayun’s tomb. This was the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. Commissioned by Humayun’s first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum, in 1569-70, it was designed by Persian architects Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad.

India Safari

We managed to go on a bit of a Safari in India. The park has countless small deer for the various predators to feed upon. There were about five vehicles that stopped to see this tremendous tiger slowly saunter by. In a open air jeep, we are supposed to look like and large mammal. So all small limbs and children had to remain within the confines of the vehicle. Worth the trip!

The Himalayas

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After a three hour walk up the side of a mountain, followed by a approximately 200 stairs and perhaps 68 gripes, I managed to get to the top of the foothills in India. I took a picture of the mountains through the clouds. In the far distance, you can see the Himalayas. I know there is still time, but I’m not sure if we will ever get to Nepal. At age 62, me not the Himalayas, I am no longer sure we would ever get there. Should I be satisfied with seeing the mountains off in the distance. Is close enough good enough?