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We had our honeymoon trip in Yellowstone National Park in May, 2001. It was a wonderful 5-day trip. The most impressive thing was the wild lives there. So many many bison made us feel like in the movie "Dances with wolves". Because it was in early spring, so we also saw new lives!
Of course, bears are always expected by visitors in Yellowstone National Park. Whenever you see a lot of cars parking at roadside, then you know there is a bear or there are bears. Park rangers always there to make sure there is a safe distance between visitors and bears. We saw about 7 bears during that trip.
Talking about "Dances with wolves", we met something unexpected - a wolf! (or a coyote). We were hiking on a trail up to the hill to see the whole view of the Old Faithful Geyser. Suddenly I found we and a wolf (or a coyote) standing face to face. Because it was grey and standing near rocks, so it was very hard to see. When I saw it, we were just about less than 5 meters away each other. Be honesty, I was quite scared, because I was afraid there were more wolves around. I took out my pocket knife and ordered my wife back away to a safe distance, then I started to move back. Then...I took the photo shown here! What a close contact with wild life!
For a tourist in Italy and a Catholic, Vatican city is a must place you have to visit. I am a Catholic and also a tourist to Italy in 2003, so I visited Vatican city for sure! I remember that day was Sunday, but I went there in the afternoon, so I missed the chance to see Pope. But there were still a lot to see in the St. Peter's Basilica, the most important is the Pietà by Michelangelo. Because this valuable sculpture was attacked by a terrorist by hand grenade, now is well protected by bullet-proof class.
I also visited the Vatican Museum which collects a lot of sculptures and paintings related to Catholic history and others. Of course, the end of the Vatican Museum trip was visiting Sistine Chapel where you can see the "Last Judgment" on its ceiling; it is really an amazing artwork!!
In TADTE, Factory 205 of Combined Logistic Command displays some updated infantry weapons which are designed and produced domestically; including pistol, assault rifles, and one brand new sniper rifles. I have been discharged from army for a long time, so I have not handled any weapons displayed there. But they really look much better than those rifles I used.
According to Factory 205, this 7.62mm sniper rifle is new designed weapon, I still feel it looks like Remington M700 bolt action rifle. Unless there is a certain quantity required by army, or it will be more cost efficient to purchase from foreign vendors.
Visited the 3rd Hooha survival game show in Taipei today. Nothing special, just like a big flea market there. Only VFC SCAR assault rifles and CA SA 58 carbine got my attention, especially the SA 58. I am tired of seeing M-16, AK and HK. Finally we can get something unique. After fooling around for 1.5 hours, went home without purchasing anything(my wife was happy!), but glad to see some friends there.