It was a different world twelve months ago

@JudyEv (214357)
Bunbury, Australia
June 27, 2020 6:42pm CST
No-one could deny that the world has changed dramatically over the last twelve months. This time in 2019 we were staying with friends in Austria. We first met our friend when she was backpacking with her then-partner. It was one of those occasions when you just click with a person. Since then, we have visited her on three separate occasions. Her little girl is having horse-riding lessons and we went along to watch. At the establishment, were some newly arrived alpacas and the white pony was very anxious to make their acquaintance. You can see that the alpacas have been shorn. We hope one day to get to Ireland again to see our son but I doubt we’ll visit Austria. Luckily, we have lots of photos and some lovely memories.
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@UncleJoe (17981)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
28 Jun
You also have to remember that twelve months ago the world was a whole year younger.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jun
That's so true. And soon I'll be another year older.
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@TheHorse (109433)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jun
We'd heard of Black Lives Matter. But not Covid-19.
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@moffittjc (83901)
• Gainesville, Florida
27 Jun
That is a gorgeous white horse!
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jun
It's lovely, isn't it? They had a big black one that these tiny kids were using for sort of vaulting exercises. This is our friend's daughter. The display case is for her.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jun
I'm trying to add a photo but it's not 'taking'.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Jun
What a beautiful pony, greeting those sweet alpacas:) Yes, everything has changed, nothing is the same as it was before. And the leadership is worse than it has ever been, in the entire history of the world!
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
I think many governments are at a loss as to how to deal with the situation.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Jun
@JudyEv Our government has been corrupt for a long time. Now with our economy failing, they have to reverse the damage they first created.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun
@kobesbuddy Our country was in a good position but then the government changed hands and it wasn't managed so well. As far as corruption goes, I think we aren't too bad. There is some of course but mostly it's stamped on pretty quick if it comes to light.
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@rebelann (72205)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Jun
What a sweet shot of a curious horse.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jun
I was really pleased with it. I love watching the behaviour of different animals.
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@rebelann (72205)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Jun
They are fun to watch @JudyEv you're so lucky to have more than just dogs and cats to watch.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
@rebelann I like watching sheep and cows and how they interact. Cows often have a buddy and they will spend sessions licking each other.
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@nawala123 (10637)
• Indonesia
28 Jun
And we are still in progress (of the changing)
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jun
That is very true. I wonder where we'll all be in another twelve months.
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@nawala123 (10637)
• Indonesia
28 Jun
@JudyEv big changing, gonna be
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@nawala123 (10637)
• Indonesia
28 Jun
@JudyEv it is getting harder for all
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@CarolDM (83098)
• Nashville, Tennessee
27 Jun
Love this photo. Brings a bit of calmness.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
The pony was really intrigued.
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@CarolDM (83098)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
@JudyEv I love being around animals.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun
@CarolDM Me too. Whatever city we go to, I'm always looking to see if they have a zoo.
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@louievill (27060)
• Philippines
28 Jun
Can't imagine how fast the world has changed because of the virus. Just last December a lot of us were making Christmas posts without a hint what was in store for the world just after the New Year. Hope things would be back to normal so you could travel as freely as before.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jun
I know what you're saying - and I wonder where we'll all be in another twelve months.
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@louievill (27060)
• Philippines
28 Jun
@JudyEv most of us in the free world would in my opinion feel the full impact of the change when this virus is still with us come Christmas and the new year celebrations which most likely will be the case
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@jayanth_77 (5934)
• India
28 Jun
Looks like the alpacas and the horses are trying to make friendship. Your photo shows how physical contact is important to have a strong bonding which we are missing due to this Corona pandemic.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jun
The horse was very intrigued with the alpaca, that's for sure.
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@Dena91 (7395)
• United States
28 Jun
Life changes quickly.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jun
It does indeed.
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• Agra, India
28 Jun
And the old world will take long to resume itself if it is possible ever
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
That's very true. It could well be twelve months or more.
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• Agra, India
29 Jun
@JudyEv yes...atleast this much time if ever things can come back to normal
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@Tampa_girl7 (39905)
• United States
28 Jun
Austria is beautiful. We visited when we lived in Germany.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
We thought so too. We took the motor-home up into the mountains and the scenery was just lovely.
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@wolfgirl569 (30825)
• Marion, Ohio
28 Jun
Everything has changed very much.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
It has indeed. I don't think anyone can foresee what will happen in the near future - or further on.
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@LindaOHio (40653)
• United States
28 Jun
What lovely memories. Love the alpacas and the horses!
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
They are gorgeous, aren't they? There were also some donkeys.
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@LindaOHio (40653)
• United States
29 Jun
@JudyEv How cute! Thanks for the pic.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun
@LindaOHio I think donkeys are lovely-looking creatures.
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@TheHorse (109433)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jun
I'm glad you have remained friends. And I hope the pony and alpacas have too.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
There are four or five backpackers that we stay in touch with which is probably pretty good odds. Some of them have seen so much of the world - and they're still young!!
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@TheHorse (109433)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jun
@JudyEv I'm not sure what I'd like to do next as far as hiking is concerned. I've done mostly day hikes, both here and in Glacier Park Montana.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
@TheHorse The news today says more and younger families are buying caravans (trailers), obviously intending to holiday 'at home' as it were rather than going to places like Bali.
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@simone10 (48311)
• United States
29 Jun
I was just thinking about this a few days ago. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that a year later we would be going through this. It makes me yearn a little for those days last year when things were different.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
Sometimes it seems like it's all a bad dream and one day we'll wake up.
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@simone10 (48311)
• United States
2 Jul
@JudyEv Yes, it really does. I do wonder if there will be a cure or vaccine in my lifetime.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
@simone10 It takes a while for a vaccine to be tested properly so it could be a year or two.
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@just4him (210647)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
Beautiful picture. I hope you can return to Ireland and visit your son. Yes, it's a different world in a few short months.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
Hopefully we'll all be able to travel again within the next twelve months or so.
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@just4him (210647)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun
@JudyEv That would be good.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun
@just4him If we have to wait too many more years, long air travel might be beyond us.
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@JohnKu (516)
29 Jun
This pandemic truly is wrecking so many lives. I hope the vaccine for it can be made accessible as soon as possible.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
That would be the ideal but it could take quite a few months or years before that happens.
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@JohnKu (516)
1 Jul
@JudyEv Yeah, it's the sad truth.
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@DianneN (177080)
• United States
28 Jun
We are living off our memories these days.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
Yes, that's about it in a nutshell. Memories brought about be going through photos.
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@DianneN (177080)
• United States
29 Jun
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@JimBo452020 (16652)
• Montrose, Scotland
28 Jun
I really do hope that one day you get to Ireland to see your son. The world might never be the same again as it was a year ago
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
Thanks. If we don't get there, we can help him come here - as long as travel is allowed.
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@JimBo452020 (16652)
• Montrose, Scotland
29 Jun
@JudyEv To be sure, to be sure, The wee brown horse is cute
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@ptrikha_2 (23699)
• India
28 Jun
That is a nice photoograph. Yes, we do miss many of the things. I recall that we visited Malls during last summer and well kids used to enjoy it during their vacations. That was also the time of World Cup 2019, and well there was so much action going on then.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
I know the malls are very popular in some areas as they are air-conditioned. Hopefully, we'll be out of this situation at some time in the future.
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@ptrikha_2 (23699)
• India
3 Jul
@JudyEv Yes, but it would take time to have situation to get to a more manageable situation.
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