Peru (1 of 1)-5

You expect to see a lot of llamas in Peru.  Nothing extra about that.  But a BLUE-eyed llama.  Well now, that’s something extra.  In fact, Kongo had to pay a little bit extra “propina” because of the baby-blue-eyed llama in the red hat.  This week’s photo challenge is to submit a photo with that little something extra.  Like blue eyes on a llama.  Read on to see a close up of this unusual animal.  

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The monkey is back in Florida this week. Kongo’s company is moving its corporate headquarters from New Jersey to Jacksonville this summer so the monkey is busy making sure a lot of details are taken care of.  When he is in Jacksonville, Kongo drives across this bridge a couple of times each day.  Since he first saw it last fall, the monkey has always admired its clean lines and harp-like structure but its name is sure a mouthful:  Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge.  Napoleon Broward, by the way, was a former river boat captain, pilot, and governor of Florida, famous for draining the Everglades.

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Fifty years ago this year the Beatles came to America and nothing was ever the same.  Of course, for those of us who came of age in the 60s nothing was ever the same.  Kennedy, MLK, Vietnam, the moon, Haight-Ashbury, flower power, peace, draft lotteries, Kent State.  If you weren’t there you really don’t know what all that means and if you were there then you do.  You can’t explain it although CNN is trying hard to do so in their latest new series THE SIXTIES.  So those of us who remember watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show in black and white or maybe seeing them on tour when they visited Cow Palace in San Francisco will have a faint smile on their face as they visit Del Mar because this year’s San Diego County Fair has the “Fab Four” as its theme.

Post Office Bay 2-2 There’s a tradition on the Galapagos Islands about mail delivery.  Hundreds of years ago someone from a whaling ship set up a barrel in a place now called Post Office Bay to act as a mailbox.  Ships could drop mail off there with the hope that some other passing ship heading home would pick up their correspondence and deliver it.  Ships inbound to the islands would drop off mail destined for crews that were still in the islands.  It was a good system that worked well.  It still works!