Monday, September 5, 2011

Lovely Weekend

 Pineapple Season! For 10 baht (about 30 cents), we get 1/6 of a pineapple, cleaned, cored, chunked and iced on any street in Thailand (same price all year, just sweeter fruit in season). Our darling driver brought us 2 whole pineapples yesterday from his home in the north. I couldn't quite remember what to do with them, as it's been a couple years since I've had to slice one up. I figured it out and it is probably the best pineapple we've had, ever.

Tuk Tuk ride through Bangkok, Saturday

Lunch atop Baiyoke Tower, Thailand's tallest building with 84 floors, the world's 48th tallest

Interesting stats behind Rob... of  80 tallest buildings in the world, only 1 is in Europe (Moscow), vast majority are in Asia (Dubai & China), and Chicago's Willis (Sears) is now 8th tallest.

The 7 weeks patient, before cast removal

And celebrating afterwards at a bookstore, our familial favorite air conditioned hang

Friday night Ry & Maria concocted Blue Velvet cupcakes 

The cast is off, fever has broken, and some joyous family time was ours this weekend. Home with pizza & cupcakes Friday night, bumming around Bangkok and its world class hospital (Bumrungrad) for cast removal on Saturday. Al's arm was in pain Sunday, so we lazed about watching Harry Potter. We can't easily get the Michigan games this fall, so we're all having fun with Harry each weekend...3 down, 5 to go.

Rob's off to Singpore this week to hash out details on Japan. I'm still kind of in awe of our possibilities there. Heck, everywhere. 

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safte harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain