Monday, March 30, 2015

Announcements - Match, Memorial, Vietnam

Ben's future

It's a match!

Ten days ago on the day when all 4th year medical students learn where they will spend the next 3-4-5 years in residency training ... Ben opened his envelope and was surprised to discover that he will be going to the Rocky Mountains, his far and high (literally) reaching first choice.  This is Denver Health (U. Colorado), a top five program in adult Emergency Medicine.  He is so excited.  His papa (and mama who always believed in him) are so so proud.

Dad's second memorial celebration

This will take place on Saturday May 30th, 2015 at the Kansas University Alumni Center in Lawrence, Kansas from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  There will be an informal celebration, photos, followed by an Indian dinner.  This is primarily for his local Lawrence friends and colleagues, and his grown-up former graduate students.  We look forward to seeing some of you there.

Ben Theresa and B's trip to Vietnam

Ahhh delightful. 
Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts - his peaceful hub of wartime decision making

A 'family of 4' scooter

Phong Nga with tower karst like Guilin - where we trekked

2 day trek down/up the mountain through the jungle

Theresa and Ben, wading through leechy waters - she caught one!

Entering the crease into the world's 3rd largest cave - 300-400 ft high, 1 mile long



Camping on a sandbar in the middle of the cave

Happy, happy hour at the opera

Ben's bamboo bicycle - brown, logistics

Ubiquitous markets, bargains, 1,000,000 dong = $46