Saturday at 5pm while shopping for groceries, we heard the store announce something to the effect of, "Buy your alcohol now because from 6pm there will be no alcohol sales through midnight Sunday due to election balloting tomorrow."
Thailand is voting for a new leader! They don't want people to make alcohol influenced decisions about their next man or woman in office (the leading female candidate has a lot of support). We drove into town Sunday for lunch, and encountered massive traffic & lines around one polling place... took us good 1/2 hour to get around it. Fantastic to see Thais doing their part to affect positive change. I think a lot of Americans would have turned around to go home instead of enduring the heat, traffic, lines and chaos we saw yesterday just to cast a single vote. We have our gripes, however life is good for us yankees and we are not such desperate people.
Talked about it a bit with the girls, but they seemed unphased... too excited about going home later today. We're fortunate to be heading to Michigan for a month this summer, and will be unplugged for most of it.
Happy 4th of July, Bastille Day, and summer freedom to you all! Peace, T