This photo shows the drive to the main road from my house.
I have been thinking a lot about home. One of the things about living out of the country is you get homesick sometimes. I've been feeling that for a few days. From what I understand it's normal. But it doesn't take away from the amazing things that I've been doing here. I've had some of the most magical moments of my life in years.
One of these was going to a club on the Island called Oodies. This guy, Oodie, plays a mean electric guitar upside down. Seriously, I'm telling you he's amazing. And two of the regular members of his band, Thien, and Buffalo Man are as good. My dear friend, Tami Jones Andrews from Nashville, sings with them. It's just crazy!
We also had a dinner the other night with seven friends at Kai Bae Marina, owned by Roland, and laughed so hard.
These are just a few of the moments that make me so happy to be alive.
But I still miss my mother, my sister, and my son, who are in Tucson. Not to mention all my friends that are in the States. So for the good things, you have to also experience some of the pain.
Oh, I can't forget my two dogs! I miss them like crazy. But I have already been adopted by a Thai dog. I don't know his name but he meets us every day when we get home and he's there first thing in the morning. I call him Baby!
Speaking of Baby, they came and took away the baby elephant! Apparently, Thailand is under pressure to make sure that all elephants are here legally. They raided the elephant camp across the street from our old bungalow and took the baby. I guess she was not born on the island of Koh Chang. But it's still a mystery as I get different stories from different people.
And....I didn't understand our visas to Thailand. I thought we had four months, which we did, but you have to go out of the country every sixty days! Didn't realize it till we were about sixteen days over. That cost a pretty batt! Now, we have to go to Cambodia in September for another stamp. Life is not all that easy as a world traveller. But it's worth it.