A weekend at Rayong Thailand

Mark and I took the 3 hour drive to Rayong to spend the weekend at the beach. Riding in a nice van made the trip enjoyable.

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The view from the hotel is great.

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A short boat ride to the island Koh Samet

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Snorkeling cut short because of rain

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So we ate, drank and had a wonderful massage.

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Enjoyed a walk into town

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Delicious fresh seafood dinner

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Getting Around Bangkok

I spent the day with my Thai friend Mod, who showed me how to get around Bangkok.
First time for me to get on a public bus in Bangkok. It goes up and down Soi (street) 55. A short ride for 25 cents.

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Then we took a small boat down one of the canals. I was happy that I could read the map.

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You have to move very quickly to get on and off the boat, and have good balance. The people who sit along the sides of the boat have to lift and lower the plastic so you don’t get splashed by the water.

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I enjoyed a delicious Thai lunch.

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For dessert I picked up a few mangos. Very sweet and fresh, so a treat to eat.

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Best Valentine’s Day in Bangkok 2015

Mark and I had a wonderful Valentine’s Day here in Bangkok. Such beautiful flowers.

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Enjoyed a relaxing pedicure.

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Out for dinner at a local Italian Restaurant. The Dutch muscles were delicious.

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The dessert was amazing, and also received a chocolate sucker from the owner.

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Tsagaan Sar 2015

A challenge was started 2 months ago for people to collect a box of food to hand out to the needy in Ulaanbaatar for their Tsagaan Sar (Mongolian New Year). A grand total of 50 boxes we handed out. I enjoyed shopping for the food, and putting it in boxes.

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Today we traveled to the huge ger district on the west side of town. The families earn and income from digging in the trash.
Eleven boxes were given to single moms raising 4 to 6 children, while some were being raised by grandmothers.

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The cook in the kitchen made us each a very nice bag.

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Such a good feeling to help these families.

Donations for School 65

Today Sonia and I finally were able to visit School 65, and deliver all the school supplies I had brought from the US. The teachers were thrilled.

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Sonia did a great job teaching about can/ could. Borrow/ lend

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We enjoyed our visit with Nara (in pink), who does a great job as the school social worker.

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Manba Datsan Training Center for Traditional Mongolian Medicine

We toured the beautiful temple.

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We toured the training center, and met the Dr. Lama.

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Christmas at home 2014

Westie loved his cars and track.

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Nolan enjoyed his presents.

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Nolan with Grampy and Grammy.

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The whole family!

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