Presentation of a retirement plaque to the outgoing DCO, Dean Penovich
Wax on...wax off...
Life is good
Where are the waves?
This is looking pretty FLAT!
Looking for my set
I dont know where the waves are eiether....
Breakfast at Wailana Coffee House
View from my room at the Sukhothai Hotel in Bangkok
my room at the Sukhothai Hotel in Bangkok. Very nice.
my room at the Sukhothai Hotel in Bangkok. Hardship duty
Driveway/entrance to the Sukhothai Hotel
Buddhist Shrine...these (big and small) are everywhere in Thailand
Sukhothai Hotel scenery
Flying by the US Embassy in Bangkok
Siram Naramit Scenery
Word to the wise
Bathing before the show
One of the larger Buddhist Shrines
Siram Naramit performer. She also did several traditional dances at the restaurant "Naj" that we went to. Outstanding
The elephants just wander around among all of the people. Anyone can walk up and pet them.
Siram Naramit performers
Siram Naramit performers posing with FPD conf attendees
Siram Naramit Scenery...part of a series of "traditional village scenes" that visitors can tour to see how the people of Thailand really live.
The massive auditorium where the Siram Naramit show occurs can be seen in the backround of the "traditional village"
Sukhothai style pagoda
Hill people of N. Thailand
Silk weaving. The big tray behind her has thousands of silkworm pods on it
The show before the show
Traditional dance depicting courtship
We ate here before cruising the open air vendors in Patpong
Patpong. Everything you can think of can be found here. Prices negotiable
Riding in a Tuk-Tuk back to the hotel from Patpong
Right wing demonstrators in covoy outside of Camp Asaka before the JSDF Annual Military Parade
JSDF Annual Military Parade
"Female Units" lined up at the JSDF Annual Military Parade
Press corps member peeking over security
Vehicles staged for the parade
Prime Minister rolling by
Everyone is waving Japanese flags in appreciation as troops parade by
Prime Minister screeches to a stop to make his speech
Press throng around the Prime Minister
Female unit marches into position. Notice that they only carry purses. The men carry weapons in the parade
Vehicles depart the staging area to parade by the reviewing stand
Rotary wing UAV in the Military Intelligence Unit parades by...