Welcome all..come in, come in Star - our city is a day's drive away and a two days trek, I think from those mountains, the Himalayas..if one drives whole day and then treks a bit(no road, helicopters are there) one can arrive at the base camp of the mountains..that's where Trekkers begin their climb to peaks..the general tourists go trekking upto base camp... Mikie - im glad to hear gravel is coming out in bits and spurts...let's hope the quarry is completely empty soon! Praying continuously. Rock - guess what, a Vietnamese restaurant has opened near the stupa shrine i visit, and it was advertising Pho soup! Immediately thought of you. I think I will sample if they hv it in veg. Julie - Oreo would be trotting like a show horse at an exhibition...on her new leash! Heh heh..