This post is in answer to "Mom's" request in her reply to "First True Post". Her request was, "Are you going to post pics?". It just so happens that this request sparked the content for my next post, "Images". First I must explain that "Mom" in this post is a DEAR friend of mine and mother to my "Brother" Dan. I am unfortunately displaced from my paternal Mom and Dad by approximately 2339 Miles / 3764 Km. Another unfortunate gap in distance occurs between "Mom", (whom I will refer to in future posts as MomS) and myself, although less, (approximately 424 miles/ 682 Km) still puts a damper on the frequency of physical visitation. But I digress. First the image you see in the header of this blog is from a wonderful hike in the south island of New Zealand, specifically on the trail from the Luxmore hut to the Iris Burn campground, otherwise known as "The Traverse" on the Kepler Trek in the Fiordland National Park. I spent 3 weeks in New Zealand for my 50th birthday, which had the added perk of finishing in Tahiti. I timed the vacation so that I would spend my 50th on the south island of New Zealand, then fly to the north island on the same day. After a wonderful birthday celebration there, I left the day after my birthday only to cross the International Dateline and land in Tahiti on my birthday again! Hmmm, turning 50 twice! Does that make me 100? You can see more images of my trip and other follies on Flickr at this link. So now on with the show! This is for you MomS!