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Thursday, January 16: Day 268 -Hmmmm

While in Mae Sot, we decided to go out for pizza. It was about a 15 minute walk through back roads. These are the most fun as you are able to witness daily or in this case nightly life. The feature picture advertises the billiard game of snooker. I haven’t seen one of those in 30 years. My brother Russ was pretty good at Snooker. Here is the laundromat. They...

Friday, January 17: Day 259 – Broke

This is an emergency post!! My father, Stewart Boone, 95, fell and broke his femur while making his bed. This happened on Thursday morning while I was sleeping in Phitsanulok, Thailand on my Thursday evening. I am writing this post on MY Friday morning and talking to Amy on her Thursday night. It is all very confusing and makes communicating across the world a...

Wednesday, January 15: Day 267 – Great Expectations

Today is a long awaited and carefully planned day. Ever since I was in college, I have sponsored a child through Compassion. I have lost track of these children once they graduated, but they have been boys and girls from Haiti, Dominican Republic, Uganda, and El Salvador to name a few. Currently, I am sponsoring a little boy who name is Phuchit “Tono”...

Tuesday, January 14: Day 266 – Packing Up

When Amy was still here, we went to eat pizza alongside the busy street to people watch. A mute woman approached us with a pad in her hand indicating that she was selling keychains and cell phone jackets and asked us to buy one to support her. I looked at them but really didn’t want one, however, I appreciated her initiative. I gave the tray back to her and...

Monday, January 13: Day 265 – Hats Off

Amy left on a midnight flight. She offered to take some things home to Cincinnati that we don’t need. Well, I have been gingerly carrying this nonla, or Vietnamese conical hat, for about three months. I either wore it because my hands were full or held it. It cannot be put in an overhead bin on an airline flight. If it is stored in the luggage area of a hotel...

Sunday, January 12: Day 264 – What Do You Want Jesus to Do For You?

Elle is very sensitive to air pollution, and Bangkok registers high on the pollution scale. She has an interesting app that reports air quality called AirVisual. Anyway, she has been coughing despite wearing a mask. Elle needed to rest and stay indoors to improve her health. William agreed to be available to assist her. William and Elle fly to Chiang Mai this evening...

Saturday, January 11: Day 263 – To Market, To Market

Today we have scheduled a private tour to visit a railway market AND a floating market. We got to sleep late and have a leisurely breakfast together. Our guide, Thai, arrived in the afternoon and was eager to show us around. The railway market was about 1½ hours drive from Bangkok. Mae Klong Railway Market Our group was ready to explore this market that has been here...

Friday, January 10: Day 262 – Sleep

In learning about full moons, I came across a Farmer’s Almanac article that gave Native American names for each full moon. These were very interesting names. I wondered how these moons got their names. January 10th Wolf Moon February 9th Snow Moon March 9th Worm Moon April 7th Pink Moon May 7th Flower Moon June 5th Strawberry Moon July 5th Buck Moon August 3rd...

Thursday, January 9: Day 261 – Full Moon Party

We had bought some quail eggs and were trying to use them up. We often make egg in bread but in this case two eggs were used. We are trying to eat as much Thai food as possible so we took a taxi to Fisherman’s Village for a last lunch out on the beach. And some last minute shopping. Elle found this crazy hat…she didn’t buy it, but it is sure to...

Wednesday, January 8: Day 260 – Foodie Birthday

Our family, of which William now belongs, always brings the birthday boy or girl breakfast in bed. William said that he would rather eat on the balcony. Done!! Breakfast consisted of eggs over easy, ham, tropical fruits such as dragonfruit, papaya, and pineapple, toast and coffee. Next, the massage ladies came for an hour and a half this time. Rob and I take this...