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The Elusive Buddha
Sounds Like a delightful trip, aside from the interrogation, and the stairway. In college I was a member of an intramural team known as the Big Buddhas. That is as close as I'll ever get.
By: David Walston on February 26, 2014
Yay, you're back! I'm hoping the rest of your vacation went a little better than this. I think I'd need one of those stairlift things the old people use, that chair that zips along the side of a staircase, if I wanted to get up there to see that.
By: PT Dilloway on February 26, 2014
I'm sorry you couldn't see the big guy. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on February 26, 2014
oh, no! :) welcome back!
By: TexWisGirl on February 26, 2014
Welcome home, Stephen. If you squint, and have the faith of an eager-to-please disciple, you can clearly see the Big Buddha in your photo.
By: Bryan Jones on February 26, 2014
What an adventure! And what a well written piece. Looking forward to part 2-
By: Shelly on February 26, 2014
Well, you have wet my appetite for another good travel story and your photos are exactly what was needed. My dear friends ( 30 somethings) were in Hong Kong about a week ago...wonder if you crossed paths?
By: Tabor on February 26, 2014
Welcome home CC. I hate travel so I look forward to seeing Hong Kong through you. Sorry we missed the Big Buddah (at least so far) sounds like trouble comming up. I hope you kept us out of jail!
By: Cranky on February 26, 2014
That is one amazing trip, Stephen. Well detailed and I'm sure well enjoyed!
By: Michael Manning on February 26, 2014
Oh goodie.....good stories again.....I can hardly wait.
By: Oma Linda on February 26, 2014
Well, at least when you travel, you do have adventures! Welcome home, you've been missed.
By: mimi on February 26, 2014
Glad to see you are back! It must have been quite frustrating to exercise so hard and not get rewarded with the view you hoped for!
By: Pixel Peeper on February 26, 2014
But you were THERE! I can't imagine going all that way, then deciding it wasn't worth the climb. Not that I would have attempted it, of course. But I would have urged everyone else to go to the top.
By: Val on February 26, 2014
Ooh I love the way you're telling this story! And I'm excited to hear more.
By: The Bug on February 26, 2014
Welcome back. Great story. I like Mrs C's very direct prediction on poor weather conditions.
By: red on February 26, 2014
He's back!!! Can't wait to read more!
By: Carrie on February 26, 2014
Sooo glad you're back. I've been suffering from Chubby Chatterbox absence, as you no doubt suffered from the Big Buddha absence. I wonder if he was really up there.
By: Franklin Bruce Taylor on February 26, 2014
ah it's so nice to have you back home- I've missed your stories and yay you are back! This is a wonderful story and I like how you paced it with your steps (pun intended ) The photos you took are quite remarkable foggy images and I like tham quite a bit. Cheers-looking forward to the next installment.
By: Kathe W. on February 27, 2014
oh- and I would not have waited at the bottom- too far traveled to stop then!
By: Kathe W. on February 27, 2014
Glad to see you're back! I've missed you and am looking forward to reading all about your adventures...
By: The Broad on February 27, 2014
Glad you and Mrs. C are safely back home. Too bad you couldn't see The Big B, but it sounds like you found something better, or maybe at least more forbidden, later. Looking forward to hearing more. :) S
By: Scott Park on February 27, 2014
Welcom back! It's too bad you didn't see the Buddha in all its glory but I suspect you've got at least a dozen new stories with which to keep up entertained. You always do suspense well.
By: Hilary on February 27, 2014
So glad to see your post...so you must of made your way back home. I am always up for the climb to see whatever it is at the top. Had you not made the journey you would of always wondered what was to be seen. I am eager to hear all about your trip.
By: Cheryl P. on February 27, 2014
Isn't there some saying about it's not the destination, it's the journey? Still and all, that is a pretty cool looking statue. (chuckling about the grade school girls, however) :) Cat
By: Cat on February 27, 2014
Too bad you missed the big fella but it's a good story.
By: Madeleine McLaughlin on February 27, 2014
Welcome back! I was looking forward to hearing your stories about your trip. Hopefully, it was fun and you ate well. Although, by definition, I suppose every restaurant was a Chinese restaurant.
By: Al Penwasser on February 28, 2014
Your description makes me feel like I was there. You are such a good writer.
By: Michael Offutt on February 28, 2014
This is only a portion of the news from the trip, wow. Seemed like you were gone a long time, and you were. Too bad the fog was so thick. But you had a great adventure. I look forward to reading more.
By: CiCi on February 28, 2014
Glad you're back - great post to get things rolling again :)
By: jenny_o on February 28, 2014
Ha! I saw a waterfall once that looked just like this! :)
By: Linda at To Behold the Beauty on February 28, 2014
Perhaps it's a good thing Buddha was wrapped in mist that day. Welcome back. :)
By: Daniel LaFrance on March 3, 2014
Sounds like you had a great time especially with your good friend, your sense of humor, to keep you and Mrs C company.
By: John on March 4, 2014
Wow... you went there?!?!?! I am SO jealous!!!! I want to go!!!! ~shoes~
By: redshoes51 on March 4, 2014
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