Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Making the Most of It

It's been 1 week since Greg has left for the United States. When HTO booked his ticket to go, I thought I would be working the entire time and that going to work would help the time pass quickly. Well, school got put on mandatory flood holiday and I've been off of work since last Thursday.

Staying in Bangkok this past week has been so nice. The government also declared a public holiday from last Thursday-Monday and that cleared out the city. Monday was Halloween, not too celebrated here in BKK. Skyping with my nephew after he went trick or treating made my day. The roads were so quiet it was wonderful. Tuesday brought back some traffic, but it is still lighter than normal.

A group of us  from church met for Tasei's going away party on Halloween. We went bowling!
It is still frustrating trying to get honest information about the flooding. I can report that there are no floods on our road because I can look out our window and see it. Other information is not so trustworthy because it's constantly changing. It puts lots of people on an emotional roller coaster. News on Monday was positive, News today less positive saying all of Bangkok should be on alert again. I wish it was a real roller coaster because those are fun!

Now this is the place to go for a real roller coaster! Summer 2012 anyone?

In the spirit of wanting to do something fun, I've booked a trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Map It's way up north. I'm taking an overnight bus tonight and flying back on Saturday evening. What will I do there? I don't know yet. I have a way there, a place to stay, and a way out. I may visit a tiger temple to pet the cats and I will can't help but see some of the 300 temples.  It will certainly be an adventure, I just I got to do it with my best friend Greg.

Taken from facebook, this is our friends Anne and Jim with a tiger in Chiang Mai. Now isn't that a cover of a  Christmas Card or what?!?!?!?

1 comment:

  1. Oh we are really keen to see Chiang Mai too - there was a special on TV about it last week. I hope you have a great time.

    The flood information is very confusing for us too.