Tuesday, December 21, 2010



Warmer nights and days are what we'll be leaving when we fly out of Chiang Rai tomorrow. We captured some sun, ran a bunch of errands, and got very close to finishing the packing.

Oooh, I got mail on this 'Easy' one. I still haven't heard from some of you so here's the second verse: "Mistakes, I know I've made a few, but I'm only human. You've made mistakes too, and I'm cryin' __ __ __ (repeat 3 times)." Clue: This song has had numerous covers, even hits by other artists, but the original still stands as the one to emulate.

We've been watching the weather reports from So. California and also getting mail from some of you. Just in case we don't see any sun when we get there, we sat on the front porch after lunch and enjoyed some 'rays'. Daku hung out with us, but moved into the shade after a few minutes. There's only so much sun one can store up, so we'll just have to hope the skies clear while we're in town.

There is something quite satisfying about setting out with a list and getting everything accomplished. That's how our morning and afternoon went today. We had to take Daku back to the vet's for a follow-up visit, and do a lot of this and that in preparation for being gone for three weeks. It's all done and now we're putting the last things in the bags. The whole thing of dressing for a 24 hour journey, from warm weather to cold, plus the airplane climate, makes it essential to layer our clothing. Then there's the issue of whether to try to be chic or practical. (Ha) Practical wins out in this case. When you're flying miles above the earth, comfort is number one. In the middle of the night it get really cold. Then it gets warm. Who knows what to do? Layers, baby.

Tomorrow I'll be writing to you from Suvarnabhumi (pronounced Suwarnabum) Airport in Bangkok. We have about 7 hours there before we leave for Taipei, and it would be too late to write from there. See you then.

Have a Happy Tuesday.


"Of all the creature of earth, only human beings can change their
patterns. Man alone is the architect of his destiny...
Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds,
can change the outer aspects of their lives."
~William James

Gettin' Funky, Thai Style

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