Yesterday, my friend spotted this Egret on a rock. THAT…was way cool. She has this personality you see…
“Tony, take a photo of this Egret!” So…I did 🙂
Then today, I took a drive to the Flint Hills. Searched for an old bridge near a dam I remembered seeing back in 2009 but was too cloudy to shoot that day. But, today was clear!
On the walk down a rusty old steel stair way, I stumbled upon a spider spinning a web. That’s was kind of cool!
Then, I found some cool concrete stones on the leeward side of the dam.
After a photo shoot, I decided to drive on the top of the dam and finally found a bridge off to the east I’d been searching for. But, there was no place to stop. You’re not suppose to stop or park in the middle of the road on the dam but…I did! HA! The park ranger was hot on my trail but, I escaped with a nice shot anyway!
Colombia is a beautiful country occupied by some of the most passionate people on the planet. And, they love to eat and party! Passion runs through their veins like water in just about everything they do. Colombians – aim to please.
Monseratte was one of my first adventures in Colombia. Situated in the mountains overlooking Bogotá, the view is breathtaking as an alpine train makes its way to Monseratte for a spectacular lunch Colombian style!
Their food is similar to other Central and South American countries with rice and beans as the staple, fried yucca, avocado and array of fresh grilled meats that brings everything together like a giant happy family.
An ice-cold Club Columbian beer (my favorite) is recommended. Monseratte is a special place. There’s a church, gardens, restaurants and street vendors. The most interesting street vendor sold Coca products.
The coca tea is sold to relieve altitude sickness and the 8,200 foot elevation really hits hard if you’re not use to being that high up from sea level, so I drank a cup of that tasty tea and BAM – felt soooo….much better!
To top off an absolutely fantastic experience in Monseratte, the ride down the mountain in a Swiss gondola through clouds of steam for as far as the eye could see…