Monday, February 18, 2013

Leaving For SE Asia

2/18/13 Today we are getting everything organized in our rig so we can leave at 5AM tomorrow for the Fresno airport. Our flight leaves at 7:30AMand 25 hours later we land in Bangkok. After 3 days there, we fly to Yangon, Myanmar (used to be called Rangoon, Burma) to start our 15 day tour through that country. Several of our friends have recently visited, and other friends are there now, and all have given their travels glowing reports. So we are getting excited. After that tour is over, we return to Bangkok, and then have another tour from there through Malaysia to Singapore. We fly back to the USA on March 26. So our next posts will possibly be from those areas, if we can find adequate internet connections. Yesterday we took Ken & Carolyn Kimpton to Ducey's restaurant at Bass Lake, as a treat because they are driving us to the airport so early tomorrow. It was a beautiful day. You can see in this picture of us all in the dining room, that the lake which is visible through the windows, is really at a very low level. The waiter said that they let water out at this time of the year to allow it to fill up again when the snow pack melts further up the mountains. We have been enjoying warm weather once again, but tomorrow another cold spell is spposed to hit and also some rain. We are getting out of town, (and heading for 90+ degree weather, just at the right time!

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Back at Park Sierra

2/9/13 Here at Park Sierra we are having some rainy and cold weather, although when we first returned here a week ago, it was fairly sunny and warm. My brother, Jerry, and his wife, Diann, visited us last Monday and Tuesday in their RV and we greatly enjoyed our time with them. Here is a picture of them:
They brought their very cute corgi, Penny Lane, with them:
Jerry played golf with our friend, Ken Kimpton, while Elaine and I did some walks with Diann. We shared several meals and also played Pegs and Jokers with them. It was a great bonding experiment. Here are the 2 siblings together:
Now we are just participating in social activities here at the park, and starting to get organized for our upcoming trip to SE Asia. Tomorrow we will do some preliminary packing. Next Friday we are presenting a slideshow for park members before the weekly Social Hour. It is on our trip through the Suez Canal and our time in Dubai, which occurred last April.