A Busy River in Bangkok

A Busy River in Bangkok

Water traffic moves up and down the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand, on a typical day. One of the many things that surprised me about Bangkok was the water traffic. Not being very familiar at all with the city before our trip, I actually didn’t realize that there was …

Coke In a Bag

Coke In a Bag In Bangkok

While we were in Bangkok, I posted a few photos each day to my Instagram account (which in turn fed them to Facebook and Twitter) with the intention of posting “better” versions of those photos later on here at Burnsland. And one of the photos that generated the most interest …

Bangkok Traffic

Bangkok Traffic

One of the things that quickly amazed us about Bangkok was the traffic. There were cars, buses, motorcycles, and tuk-tuks everywhere! All the time! In every direction! Of course, you would expect that in a city of 15 million people. But for those of us that come from a metropolitan …

Back from Bangkok

Back from Bangkok

If you follow me on Instagram or other social media places, you may have seen photos that seemed to indicate that I was in Bangkok last week. Believe it or not, those photos were not fake and were in fact real! But this was not a casual sight-seeing trip. Instead, …

Zach's Graduation

Zach’s Graduation

To follow up on the post about Zach’s Senior Soccer Night, Zach’s graduation was earlier this week, and we were pleased to be able to attend. So of course, here are a few photos from the night. Because you didn’t think I wouldn’t take any photos, did you? Here is …

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A Beach at Castaway Cay

This quiet corner of the family beach at Castaway Cay, the private island of the Disney Cruise Line, looks almost deserted, doesn’t it? If you look closely, you can see a few people off in the background, but there aren’t too many of them. But rest assured, the island was …

Zach's Senior Soccer Night

Zach’s Senior Soccer Night

Our good friend Zach Riedel is about to graduate from high school, and he and his family are enjoying all of the other activities that go along with that. Last week, Zach played in his last home soccer game. Before the game, the seniors and their parents were recognized. Actually, …

A Rose In the Springtime

A Rose In the Springtime

A rose blooms on one of the rosebushes in our front yard at home as the springtime marches on. I would say that it is the first rose of spring, but I actually have no way of knowing that because there are so many blooms on both of our rosebushes. …