We drove through the mountains from HaiAn to Hue, a very beautiful ride up a narrow, winding road. There was no place to stop to take photos, and the blurry shots from the car immediately were deleted. When we got to the top, the view was spectacular, but too misty to capture in a photo. This mountaintop was at different times a fortress/ bunker for the Vietnamese (fighting the Chinese), the French and the Americans.
You’ll have to look carefully to see the American bunker above all the gift shops and buses.
It made me sad to think of all the American and Vietnamese lives lost or ruined by this senseless war. Amazingly enough, the Vietnamese don’t hold a grudge against us. They are very matter of fact about the war. We have been impressed by how tremendously polite, welcoming and gracious everyone has been to us.
As we descended the mountain, we were treated to a different, but equally fantastic view.
This time I wore a more “wind resistant” skirt!
Two more photos of our drive and then I’ll give your eyes a rest.
Vietnamese fishing boats (for my dad)
9 thoughts on “On our way to Hue”
Well, YOU would know. Glad you like them!
Maybe you’re competing for Miss March?? Lookin’ GREAT Shelley! Glad you are having so much fun and are not tired from so much travelling!
Hi Barb, I hope you’ll be at the Emmanuel event in April. It would be great to see you.
Looks like you have been tanning????????
What you have to realize is that in Vietnam, light skin is considered very beautiful, the lighter, the better.
By their standards, my skin color makes me a beauty queen. So there.
I’ve always thought you could carry off wearing a crown and sash! You are having way tooo much fun.. keep it up – have some for me! Miss You! If you ever come to boring south Florida – would love to see you.
What a nice surprise to hear from you, Mo! I’m so glad you found my blog. I miss YOU, but I don’t miss working!
I plan on attending on April 28th and will be bringing my daughters along with me…thought it would be interesting for them to hear about “our Emmanuel days” and see the campus