We had a 50/50 day today. The morning was cloudy but dry and the afternoon was a constant state of sprinkle, with an evening downpour for good measure.
The ‘Old School Friday’ tune was “Let the Good Times Roll” by Shirley and Lee. ‘Easy Monday’ should be a snap if you’ve been following the weather in Chiang Rai. “If the __ comes they run and hide their heads, they might as well be dead. If the __ comes. When the sun shines they slip into the shade, and sip their lemonade. When the sun shines, when the sun shines. __, I don’t mind. Shine, the weather’s fine.” Hint: It’s a weather condition sung by those four lads from Liverpool.
Saturday morning we went to Big C and the mall with The Denmark Crew. We had lunch at the mall and Cat joined us so she could meet the family. They ate at McDonald’s, since they don’t have one at home. Rasmus got a little Transformer and was thrilled. There were scattered sprinkles that didn’t amount to much, but it did lead to a great discovery, and that is our photo of the day.
The first photo is the device that puts a plastic bag around your umbrella so you can go into the mall and not get things wet. The second photo show how to do it.
In the afternoon we took Jesper to Work@Home so he could rent a motorbike. Weather permitting, they plan to do a little exploring on their own. Rasmus is totally into the two-wheel thing and loves to ride. Saturday night they went to Walking Street and had a great time.
We attended an exhibit opening at Art Bridge where we connected with friends and also met the U.S. Consul General from Bangkok and his wife. We had a conversation about our life here in Chiang Rai, the art community, and the upcoming women’s exhibit. One of the board members pointed out that we were the only American members of Art Bridge. We hadn’t realized that. Cat had met us at the exhibit and she met them and discussed her teaching goals.
Sunday, after the morning meeting, we all went to The Wanderer for lunch. Rasmus was fascinated by the indoor waterfall. It still fascinates me. In the evening we went to Sawadee for dinner.
Today was Wat Rong Khun day for us. Lisa worked at home on her art while I took the crew for a look at the lastest version the temple grounds. It’s constantly changing so it’s very different from what they saw years ago. One of the highlights of the trip was when they got to meet Chalermchai, the creative force behind Wat Rong Khun.
Jesper and I had a ‘Boy’s night out’ at the dentists. Yeah, big fun. I got more work done on my root canal and he got a filling repaired. While we were there it rained very hard. We were both happy we were inside.
Have a Great Week.
“Wherever you go, no matter
what the weather, always
bring your own sunshine.”
~Anthony J. D'Angelo