Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Let It Snow, let it snow....



I do believe the last statistic I read was that Spokane has received 53+ inches of snow during the month of December! I believe it! Isn't it amazing? ...and yes, beautiful. I have been able to take a good walk almost every day and snapped these pictures





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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas in a New Time Zone



I've been blessed to spend Christmas 2008 in Spokane, WA--USA!! (Thanks to the generousity of Randy :) After flying halfway around the world, I met up with my sister, Carol, in the Seattle airport where we both came to a complete halt due to weather and canceled flights. Long story short, we made it (with a lot of Divine Intervention--thank you to all who were praying :) The pictures capture the Joy & Chaos of our visit so far--we had a full hearth of stockings!







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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sawadee!!!

Sawadee is the meet 'n greet phrase in Thailand and is always accompanied by folded hands and a bow. I thought it would be interesting to have a cultural exchange of airline attendants; say, do a secret switch of a crew of Asian flight attendants (who always smile and speak softly--oh, and are gorgeous) with a crew of North American ones. Hmm. Neither would know what hit them.
Anyway...
For those of you in the deep freeze back in the US, thought you might like a glimpse of our time out last week :) This time we went to Phuket Island in Thailand; a little piece of heaven! We left Mongolia at -25 F and basked in Phuket's 85-90's. Ahh...The beach was pristine (the picture of our feet is in the ocean, not the pool!) and the resort stunning--we had a private patio with an outdoor shower (yes, we had one inside, too)--all for less than the average Best Western back in US. I think Randy's smile says it all, don't you? Oh, and the brushes below are hawked to beach slugs like us; to brush away the sand, don't you know :)





One last thought: interesting how the White people immediately set out to clothe the natives in these places--now it's the natives who dress head-to-toe against the sun and the White people who could use a bit more fabric (OK, a lot more).




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