Ranthambhor Fort (10/95)

Departing Jaipur for the last time it was another road trip. I headed toward the middle of the bus and settled in. I had just downloaded a new book to my iPad which I finished on the way and read bits of three others. The views along the way were similar until we approached our hotel


which doesn’t really resemble the tents where I have stayed before nature drives and safaris in the past.

The Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site with only a couple hundred steps up. There are temples here with active worshipers and a few scattered individuals living here and there with barely constructed shelters.

There are monkeys at the fort, which have no shame whats so every and steal every and anything. Along with ground squirrels, the donkeys used for ferrying objects up the steps and the ubiquitous cow.


birds both there and along the way

and our first sighting of “wild animals”

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fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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