Thailand was great. My Thai side got to meet Joe for the first time. It was a consensus-- he was a hit. They especially liked that he ate spicy foods and was an easy-going dinner guest. Needless to say, when it comes to judging character, food speaks volumes when it comes to my family. Picky eaters can spoil the fun in just about anything.
Greetings! I am back on the west coast of the United States. I decided against blogging in Thailand because I only had access to dial-up. I will try to sum up my trip now. It's hot in Thailand. Just in case you haven't been there in early-late May-- it's damn hot. Joe, my mother, Vikki, and I visited many, many places that probably would have been more pleasant if heat wasn't a factor. For example, we decided that we should take the driving tour of around many places (Ayutthaya, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha [though, I must admit, it's hard to see the Temple with huge, white walls, blocking your view], and many more). That's right, no hiking for us. We had hiked one day at the beginning of our trip and decided that staying in an air-conditioned car was much more pleasant. Opps, gotta go. Will finish up later.