Wednesday, November 7, 2018



Well, we had another beautiful day in Chiang Rai.  There has been loose talk about a thunderstorm tomorrow, but we’re not buying it.

This week’s ‘Easy Monday’ song was “Love Is All You Need” by The Beatles.  I think you know this ‘Zany Day’ song:
“Take out the papers and the trash, or you don’t get no spendin’ cash.  If you don’t scrub that kitchen floor, you ain’t gonna rock and roll no more.  __ __ (don’t talk back)”  Hint:  This should be so easy, it’s a nonsensical term for empty words.  

This morning we began our abbreviated Chiang Rai tour with coffee and roti at The Wanderer.  Our friend Atom joined us and she and Ellen hit it off right away.  The four of us had a deep discussions about education, language, and relocation.  There was lots of laughter as well as nods of recognition as we looked into the human condition.  Ellen took photos of the woods from different angles and I can’t wait to see the results.  

We had to go to the post office to pick up a new bed for Daku.  It’s made of 100% natural products and should be healthier than what he’s been sleeping on.  When we got it back to the house, I put some toys on it and he sniffed, then drooled and declared it his bed.  

Natcha and Nitchanan came to our room when she got home from school.  After some distant ‘warming up’, Ellen got my guitar and sang some songs that Nitchanan knows and things got better.  She was clapping along and probably would have sung except that she had a sucker in her mouth and was not giving that up.  The ice had been broken and later in the afternoon they played a little game in the kitchen.  

Ellen and I went to the Talat to get her some knitting needles.  The notions store had just what she was looking for and it planted the seed for an adventure into the depths of the market.  So much to see, so much to photograph.  

In today’s photo, Ellen is singing to Nitchanan while Daku can’t take his eyes off the dessert.

Tomorrow we set out for more fun and sightseeing, starting with a visit to Chivit Tamma Da.  

Feels like a Wacky Wednesday.


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, 
sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh

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