Friday, November 01, 2013

Last Full Day in Chiang Mai


Today was my last full day in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  We only had three of the children this morning, so we walked to the park with them.  Of course it was the sunniest and hottest day that we've had in the past two weeks.  But we needed to get them out of the "community room" so that all of the supplies could be packed up for the move back to headquarters.

We returned in time to cool them off a little by rinsing their feet with water in the tub and having a few minutes in the a/c.  Then it was time to head off to the River Market Restaurant where we were all treated to a lunch of Caesar Salad and pizza.

While we were there we saw a sign for Sky Lantern lighting that would begin at 7 pm.  During the month of November, the Thais celebrate a festival and the lantern lighting is part of the festival.  There's a fee to light one, but it's minimal.  Nel & John, and Leah and I decided to go back for the experience as a farewell gesture since Leah was due to leave later tonight and I'm due to leave tomorrow night.  Nel & John will stay until Nov. 7.

Nel holding her lantern while it's being lit.

Leah getting ready to let her lantern go air born.


Trisha said...

What a perfect ending to your more-than-month-long adventure in Thailand! I really enjoyed your story and images!

~she~ said...

How fun!