Parkma is a made up word invented by Mrs. Kongo to describe her uncanny ability to always find a good parking place in lots that are otherwise completely full. To Kongo, the word also describes the fun things to do at San Diego’s wonderful Balboa Park.
After a few meetings in Florida last week, Kongo hopped a plane to Washington for a session with Government customers on Friday. He wasn’t quite sure when the business would be concluded so he’d booked a late afternoon flight out of National Airport back to San Diego via SLC. The monkey was happy happy when the gathering wrapped up at noon. Kongo finds himself with a few hours on his hands and the day was gorgeous so he headed to the National Mall before coming back over the Potomac bridges to the airport. Above, the Korean War Memorial is backdropped by some beautiful fall foliage. Continue reading “Memorial Friday”
A young tuba player’s image is reflected in his instrument. See more refractions at the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction
On Monday Kongo visited some cenotes in the middle of the Yucatan peninsula. Cenotes (pronounced SIN-oh-te) are sink holes where the limestone crust of the earth has collapsed to uncover the fresh groundwater below. They are all over the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico and are quite beautiful. Continue reading “Cenotes and Valladolid”
Kongo made it to Chichén Itzá yesterday on a 10-hour adventure that involved excursions into Mayan culture, home remedies, thunderstorms, and a discourse in the Mayan language complete with lectures on the alphabet and a bit of the linguistic background of the Maya language. Erik Martinez, a cultural anthropologist and Kongo’s tour guide, was the adventure master for this excursion.