Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mt. Everest {Hello}

"He's here! He's here!! HE'S HERE!!!!" the kidlets cried out while jumping up and down when the doorbell rang.

It was my brother, stopping by to say 'hi' a few days after returning from his summer trek. He's one who loves to travel and hearing his stories & seeing his pictures lets me travel to distant lands vicariously.

Sooo...where was he off to this summer??

China.  Nepal.  Everest.


After flying into Shanghai, China, seeing some old friends (from when he used to live there), he took a thirty hour train ride to Chengdu, China, then on to Kathmandu, Nepal and after a week there, he flew to Lukla to begin the three week trek to the Mt. Everest Base Camp.

He mentioned that its a twelve day trek, but he and his guide stopped in villages along the way to spend time with locals....I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of those stories when we can spend more time together.



This is the last stop before continuing on to Everest Base Camp.  Wave 'Hi' to the clouds!


Despite the shape of his feet upon arrival (and yes, you're glad I'm not posting that picture!!!), he made it and enjoyed the journey, the experience, the beauty of the environment around him, and the once in a lifetime opportunity!

I'm really looking forward to hearing more of his tales as I know he has many more to share with us.


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Because its (almost!) Friday and because this visit from my baby brother, after his summer trek, was Fabulous, and because I giggled out loud when I read her blog for the first time, I'm linking up!






And of course, its always fun to meet new peeps & make new friends (Watch out! I'm about two seconds from busting out some Girl Scout songs now....Make new friends, but keep the old, One is silver and the other gold......I warned ya!! :>)





New Friend Fridays
 

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25 comments:

  1. Awesome!!!!!! I love the sound of your happy voice in this post!

    Gorgeous photos and brother!

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  2. I {literally} gasped!!! This photos ARE amazing! Your brother is living a VERY rich life, indeed! What a terrific share, sweet Kare! ENJOY, enjoy, ENJOY your visit with that lovely fellow! {And by all means, make him soak those tootsies!} hee hee

    Maybe you should help him write his memoirs!!!!

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  3. WOW! Absolutely beautiful!! :) Thanks for stopping by today! :)
    I'm your newest follower

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  4. how cool that your brother went to mt. everest!! i hope you share more pics of his travels!

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  5. Um, WOW! There aren't words!!!

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  6. Karen!

    Following you from New Friend Friday. Please follow me back on Facebook and/or my blog! Links here:

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Inspire/338562522284?ref=ts

    http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/

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  7. That is an amazing trip - what an adventure of a lifetime! I can see my own son wanting to do that one day!

    I am on my way out of town...but I cannot wait to look around over here!

    I am singing the girl scout song with you!

    Holly
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  8. Ahhhh...you have a very adventurous brother! Really gorgeous photos!

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  9. I love hearing about siblings who get along well and are happy to visit each other.
    The photos are amazing and the idea of travel to exotic places is enticing.

    You have a very nice blog here.

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  10. Karen,

    His trip sounds so awesome.

    By the way, a little hard to tell in the picture but he looks cute.

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  11. Thanks Karen for the call out for Minky Poo. Her post was hilarious.

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  12. I am so glad you linked up! Holy Cow your brother covered some miles this summer! And yes, thank you for not posting the picture of his feet. I'm poking around your blog now!

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  13. WOWZA... how kewl are these pics and your brother.. what an adventure! thanks for sharing.

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  14. Whoa!! How cool is that!!!!!!!!! I can't even imagine. I'd love to hear more! (Is he a Niners fan, he looks pretty cute? ) hee hee

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  15. Definitely seems like he had tons of fun, how could one not in such amazing places??

    Great pictures!!

    Hope you're having a great weekend. =)

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  16. Fantastic pictures! Your bro is so hansome! Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great week ahead.
    Holly

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  17. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog!

    Amazing pictures!! Can't wait to hear more and get to know you better!!!

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  18. I would LOVE to be able to travel =) That is something I have always wanted to do, maybe when I retire =)

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  19. Hi, Karen! Wonderful photos of your world traveler! Glad you are getting to catch up with him! Enjoy your visit! :-)

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  20. I am visiting from SITS. Super nice to meet you. It looks like your brother LOVES adventure! Wow. I have never had that much desire to be too far from home. I always admire people that can travel though. So fun and exciting!

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  21. OMG! These photos are beyond amazing! I hop you both got a nice long catch up and I wish your bro a whole vat of epsom salts! ;) *ouch*

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  22. Wow those pictures were amazing. I've wanted to do the Base Camp hike for a while.

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  23. Oh Karen, it's so fun to read your excitement :) Wow, are these landscape breathtaking, even more so IRL I guess!! Good to here they took the time to meet the locals and also to get used to the altitude. I bet he has a lot to tell :)

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