Ok, before I begin rambling let me first tell you that this site does not (and will not) contain any info or reference to geckos. When I first began this web site I lived in Arizona which can also be considered gecko country...hence the name. I was new to the internet and had to come up with a name for my domain quickly (I was on the phone with a hosting company). Heck, at that point I didn't even know what a domain or username was. Well...I had to think fast and that's what I dreamed up in my tiny little mind and I did it almost immediately.
Gecko Country has been in existence since mid 1994. It began while I was living in Tucson, AZ, as a three page web site with a little reference to my service in Vietnam. Almost immediately I began receiving e-mail messages from Veterans. From there it grew to well over 300 pages. Heck, I had a page or site for pratically every issue you can think of. I even had a separate site (which was featured in a Japanese dog magazine in 1995) for my old faithful companion Max. Max was a somewhat spoiled German Shephard. I moved back to New York State in 2000 and trimmed down my web site to consist of my military pages, patriotic graphics and links pages. Then in August '08 I decided to retire from the web page stuff so Gecko Country was closed down for the first time in 14 years. Certainly not an easy decision as I have made some wonderful friends (veterans and otherwise) over that time span.
Recently while checking out my old server for a family member who wanted to change web servers, I found that they were offering a fall special with great pricing. Having had been with them for three years or more (and being very pleased with all aspects of their company) I decided to jump on the opportunity and signed back up with them. I guess it's just in my blood to run a web site. Again I will make changes but this time my site will consist not only of my graphics, military pages and links but I will be concentrating mostly on pictures. I'm a newbie amature photographer who has enjoyed taking pictures since I was a child but I never could quite grasp the concepts of light, camera settings and how it all worked together. Now that I'm a bit older...ok, A LOT older, I still don't understand it but now I'm giving it a serious try. I darn well better be with all the $$$ I have invested in camera equipment. Even though I take some nice shots of her, my wife still complains about all the money I spend on lenses and such. Isn't it just like a woman??? LOL
Below are links to the three most visited sites within my web site. Scroll down a bit and you will find a quick menu to each of my pages.
We hope you enjoy your visit.
Chuck *Doc* and Nancy
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Before you peek through my web site, I would take it as a personal favor if you would check out what is going on in Alaska with the slaughter of wolves. This is good ol' girl Sarah Palin's form of recreation. Please contact your elected officials telling them to put a stop to this slaughter of such a beautiful animal.
Click on graphic to go to eyeonsarah.org, watch the video and read about it.
Click on arrow in the center of the grapic below to see what Ashley Judd thinks about it.
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Uncle Sam tips his hat and says Thank You to all
those who are serving and have served in the past.
(Thank you Kitty Roach for the wonderful animation of Uncle Sam.)