Hi! It's been a little while since I've blogged, so you can see we've been a little busy (and tired!). What have we been up to? Well, you'll have to wait for the next blog post for that because I don't have time now either, but I simply MUST show you this video of Nagarkot, Nepal, where we (my mom, niece, and our friend) went this past week (Ramon couldn't get away). What did we see? This:
(I'm not going to quit my day job to start a video business--don't worry!)
More pics and stories coming soon; HOWEVER, I must include this. Look at this map. Where we were in Nagarkot is the middle section of the map.
Notice the "flattish" place in the middle and then the high peak of Gauri Shankar. Keep looking to the right and down the slope past Melungtse. Count three mountains to Lindartsubugo. Look at the next mountain: MT. EVEREST!!!!!
Now, look at this picture I took early on Thursday morning, October 27, 2011:
Let's crop and enlarge:
Double click and enlarge if you want. Correct me if I'm wrong, but according to the map,
MOTHER AND I SAW MT. EVEREST!!!
We didn't know it until later (when we saw the sign), but we kept hearing some of the Japanese tourists talking excitedly about, "Everest, Everest, Everest!" I just thought that they were wishing they could see it! Then I saw the map and I realized we must have seen it but we didn't know it at the time!
We had read that on clear days you could see the tip, but we didn't know it was clear enough that day!
By the time we realized it, the sun was coming up and that part of the sky was hazy.
Anyway, right before the sun came up, a German tourist took our picture and if you look closely...
Well, it surely was a day to remember! Look for more pics soon! Have a nice day!!!