September 1-8, 2010
After 30 hours in transit, landing this afternoon in Florida.
Going back in time ... like 45 hours ago when we left for and arrived at Bangkok's airport.
PS: Our non-stop BA flight from Bangkok to London took 12.5 hours. But, we rode in comfort and ate very well.
I know I'm making this flight to Florida far longer than it took. OK, I've stretched 34 hours into 3 full days of blogs. But, I promise a forthcoming PS that will prove that we are actually in Florida and that we are not trying to set a world record for air passenger endurance.
Here we are on BA #207, a non-stop flight from LHR (London's Heathrow) to MIA (Miami's only). Well, mostly we were taxiing on the tarmac adjacent to Terminal 5. BTW.* Once we were airborne everything below us looked so English.**
* Heathrow's Terminal 5 is spectacular; it's like the best mall ever. And, BA's First Class lounge at 5 has no peers in my mind.1
** What did you expect, Alf?
1 You can even make free telephone calls from this lounge to any place in the world.
NB: The above footnotes are rude to the MLA Style Sheet.
PS: Only Florida has lizards this small.
Compare the Bangkok version:
Cache* time in South Florida! For the past four and a half months we have been in Bangkok while most of my caches have been lying about in Fort Lauderdale**. During the time that we were away from my large load of Florida caches some went missing*** and some needed repairs****. Whatever, today I tended to a couple of my cache spots that needed replacements*****. Both are located in pretty parks.
* Cache playing is what grown-ups do when they have a lot of free time on their hands. It is a relatively new 'sport' that was only made possible because of GPS units and the Internet. If you want to learn more just GOOGLE "Geocache".
** I have about 50 of them in South Florida and another 10 in Bangkok ... oh, and 1 in Sena, Thailand.
*** Swiped or tossed.
**** Wet logs.
***** "Lamp Hider" and "Worthless".
PS: Baptist miracle cures.
PPS: Florida also has very very very small spiders. Guess where this one lived.
PPPS: Florida entertains quirky wheels as well as quirky gods.
Last Pee: Father is always watching.
More to come ...
Fifteen years ago we went to North Korea for the last time. My daughter, Annie, took these photographs.* I am posting them now as I want to look at them again when we return to Bangkok next month.
* I just rediscovered this color photo album. Actually, I have a number of her B/W photos of this trip already on THOCBDC.
After a trip down memory lane in North Korea ... (known there as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) ... we kept our Asian thoughts going by digging into some take-away Thai food. The soup, the green chicken curry and the chicken satay were from the kitchens at Fort Lauderdale's Suko Thai restaurant. Though not nearly as good as what we can take-out from Bangkok's Curries & More, it's far better than most of the local American fare.
Yesterday at a little after 7PM a furious rain storm attacked our house. Since the weather persons on CNN and CNBC had not predicted it* I can only speculate that goD himself was pissed off at me because of my recent goD denials on my Facebook page**.
* FOX was strangely silent.
** Hmmmm ... does this mean that hE has a Facebook page?
This is what neighbors of this Presbyterian church are saying. Apparently the church wants to build in this nice neighborhood a high occupancy Church-owned mini-mall with off-street parking just to siphon secular cash into its sacred but sagging bank accounts. With church attendance down this land rich parish wants to turn some of its grass into concrete at the expense of its immediate neighbors.
The neighbors are saying "No!" And, they are saying it politely.
Next: Part II