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15
Nov '10

Day Four — Run For The Hills.

Man, this butt on bus at 7am has to stop. And it was even worse this morning — trying to get yesterdays post up, even without pictures, get packed, find a cash machine, stock the pack with snacks incase it’s another day of “odd” meal schedules.

Our next stop — the Lisu Lodge, a truly wonderful place — you could just leave me here… but no, we are off for:

  • mountain bike ride (I declined)
  • elephant camp tour (I accepted)

  • box lunch by the river (duh — and HUGE, both full Thai and American lunches — lots of leftovers to stock the pack with) before heading back to the lodge for a couple of hours of free time (finally) before dinner at 7pm.

And what a lodge it was….

After a shower, it was time to set up the bar. We have a mission tonight… finish the bottles of booze so I’m not over the size/weight limit for tomorrow intra-Thailand flight.

Got to dinner late — yes, which means a bunch of the booze was gone, and was joined at the table by one of the most manipulative, coniving tour members that I have ever met. That put my appetite off — which was good since we were late and the food hoovered. Not a problem… we washed what was left down with a Thai Chenin Blanc — which was better than I was expecting, and nice to support a new industry in Thailand.

The rest of the evening was spent trying to drain all the booze so that it doesn’t have to be packed and take up valuable intra-Thailand weight allowance. Big fun hanging out on the deck wiht the girls drinking and telling stories.

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3 Responses to “Day Four — Run For The Hills.”

  1. Swanda Says:

    One of the most manipulative, coniving tour members that I have ever met is who?

  2. Kate Gowins Says:

    So, Markie, what was the evil tour member doing?

  3. markso Says:

    let me just say that she is so loud, long-winded, and skreecy and even the GERMAN breakfast room guests are complaining.