Monday, November 30, 2015
My passport appointment at the embassy was at 8:15 am this morning. Decided to get it renewed here in the mango because it seemed like it would be faster, with a turnaround time of two weeks. I had filled out the form online and brought it along my photo. Decided to get the fat book with extra pages plus a passport card. The passport card cost an extra $30 and is not good for international travel, but I plan to have it as a form of local ID when moving around in the Land of Smiles. Technically, you are supposed to have your passport with you at all times and I have mostly left mine at home in the safe most of the time, relying on using only my Thai driver's license. With the card, I can now have something to show the boys in brown if they get picky about having some other kind of passport ID. Total cost is $140 for both. The process took about 45 minutes and was fairly painless. Incidentally, the passport card can take up to 6 weeks and is processed separately and notification sent out separately as well.
|Some Monday Friends to shoot with today|
|19 inch metal riser|
|high performance foam carbon limbs|
|Not good shooting in this round as everything grouping low and right|
note 'Robin Hood' on right.
Was a bit upset that I shot a 'Robin Hood' today. It usually means that I might lose two arrows to the damage. Fortunately, I was lucky that the second arrow only destroyed the nock and not the entire shaft. You see these in TV and in the movies, but they do happen - an arrow shot inside another arrow. Only in my case, the arrow was not in the center of the target, but off to the side. Anyway it will be repaired before the next outing at minimal cost.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
|B and Marina Dressed up and ready to celebrate|
|Tonight we were launching Hello Kitty, Birdy, and another Character that I don't know.|
|Marina ready with her sky lantern|
|Fun to be a kid here in Thailand!|
|Beautiful pond set up for launching Krathongs|
|Lots of yummy food|
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Activities all over the mango and throughout the countryside so go out and have a great time.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
|The lanterns are sold flat, 12 to the pack, ready to assemble|
|First you unfold the lantern and attach the fire ring to the cross wires|
|Make sure its centered or you will have a flaming fire!|
|Light and wait for the air inside to heat up|
|Marina watches as daddy prepares her lantern|
|Marina hangs on waiting...|
|That look is priceless as it takes flight|
|Look at that one!|
More tomorrow as that is the official day for Loy Krathong up here.
Monday, November 23, 2015
As you can see, we are surrounded by the high water and would be an island except for the road that passes by. Fortunately we are higher than the road so we have no flooding.
At least you have an idea of how our place looks like from above.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
More later from upcountry.....
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Important topic I will post about in detail at a later time - specifically how they impact your life and adjustment living in the land of smiles.
Been coming to this car wash for over 12 years. Two cars and many many moons and they still treat me like family.
Relationships. Here like everywhere else..that is the secret.
|Last year at the resort - Everyone got into the act with lots of Sky Lanterns o|
|Wishes for a successful and healthy year for everyone!|
In the meantime, its time to give Vanna a wash and to get some late lunch.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Amazing Thailand indeed!
|Entry to Snow Town Bangkok|
|Only plastic, but she doesn't care - its a snowman!|
|Marina gives the 'Thumbs Up" as they are about to go down the ramp|
|Wow, that is snow!!!|
|A big bear hug from the snow town mascot|