This city, founded in 1296, is in the north near the highest mountains of Thailand. It is the capital of the Chiang Mai province. The city was fortified with a moat and defensive wall due to threats from the neighboring country of Burma (now known as Myanmar) and the spread of the Mongol Empire. … Continue reading Thailand – Chiang Mai – Historic District
The approximate route we took from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai by train. It has been exactly a year and 2 months since we returned from our eight week tour of Southeast Asia and as you will note, I am woefully behind on my blog! I will continue to "plug away" at posting until I get … Continue reading The Train to Chiang Mai, Thailand
I am having a "do over," "mulligan," "new start," or whatever you want to call it for 2020! I know that I posted earlier in my blog all my aspirations for this New Year but if you haven't noticed already, that post is gone. It is a long story but to give you the "Cliff … Continue reading Happy New Year – One More Time….and Beware of WordPress.org!!!
From Sea to Shining Sea! We returned from our Southeast Asia trip on November 12, 2018. While traveling, David accepted a job with the Terra Nova Technology Company based in San Diego, CA. We knew that we would not have long at home...just about enough time to get organized to drive across the country so … Continue reading California Adventures
One night, David and I decided to hop a ferry to see the buildings and temples of Bangkok, all lit up. It was really pretty as we cruised along the Chao Phraya River. Wichai Prasit Fort on the west bank of the river is now on the grounds of the Royal Thai Navy Headquarters. Wat … Continue reading Thailand – Bangkok, Part 2
For the two and a half years, David has been working in the desert of Saudi Arabia building a copper mine. In June he turned 60 years old and for whatever reason, the Saudi government will not renew a work visa for someone who is 60 or older. David’s contract was through December 2018. So, … Continue reading Thailand – Bangkok – Part 1
On the weekend of Sept 13, 2014, I traveled to Antrim, NH for an all-class college reunion. In 1976, I graduated from a small private college, Nathaniel Hawthorne that no longer exist which is very sad. I have some great memories from my time spent there! My former classmates and I planned to meet at … Continue reading Nathaniel Hawthorne College Reunion