Friday January 27 We went looking for breakfast but not much was available. It is Chinese New Year and most of the restaurants are not open yet. We finally gave up and walked all the way to the Corner Cafe again. They were only serving western food, no Thai food, because of Chinese New Year. So we had western breakfast. :( Afterward we walked back to the rooms and made arrangements so we could leave our luggage and have rooms for tomorrow night when we come back. They were
Thursday January 26 It was good to sleep in after not sleeping well. The pillows here are too thick for my neck. Jon got his shower and headed out to pick up the "van" we will be borrowing from a church member here. It will be a blessing and will give us flexibility in our travel plans. It seats 7, so having 8 or 9 in it will be extra fun. :) Once he came back, he and the kids took our laundry down to the place down the street where they charge 40 baht per kilo of laundry.
Wednesday January 25. Sukhothai to Chiang Mai. We were tired and slept longer than we should have this morning! We want to see the old city and then take a bus to Chiang Mai. Jon went out to the desk and asked and they said they could get us on a 11:50 bus, so we needed to hurry and get ready to go to the old city. Then she said we could get a 1 pm bus, so we thought we'd have time for breakfast and worship. We went out in a little salah (like a gazebo) in the yard and ha
Tuesday January 24. Today we were a bit slow getting around. We had gone to bed late and Jon and I had too much to do online this morning. Finally had worship around 8:30. Jon shared a few verses from Hebrews 6:13-15, and we talked about what we can learn from them. Then we shared how we saw God working especially yesterday. One thing was that we saw how God took our opportunity to meet with Greg Whitsett that day and gave us the opportunity to meet this missionary instead
Monday January 23. We had worship together and Lilyann shared about Enoch from the Conflict and Courage devotional. We were all encouraged by it. We had breakfast at Ricky's because everywhere else was closed. Monday is a holiday for some people here, and many shops were closed. The orange juice lady was gone too! We had planned for the crew to go to the Thailand Adventist Mission (TAM) headquarters and interview Greg Whitsett and get a tour, but he hadn't responded to Jon'
Sunday the 22nd. 7:05 am. Waiting at the front of the guest house eating snacks from home and 7-11 for breakfast so we don't miss our minibus to the floating market. Tired. Jet lag still working on us! Minibus came a few minutes early and we got in. Driver picked up the other tour people and we left about 7:35 for the hour and a half drive. It's always interesting to see the countryside as we drive. You can see the huge disparity between lifestyles, from the very wealthy to