We are in Thailand!
|My Last Bike Ride . . . for Now|
Our KLM flight to Amsterdam left at 1:55pm, arriving there in a bit less than three hours. After that it was another hour and a half before our flight to Bangkok.
When we boarded the flight to Thailand, I had a surprise in store for OD: I had purchased business class. Knowing what it is like to sit in economy for 3-4 international flights and having read the accounts of others of what the long post-op journey home can be like, I had long ago decided that we needed business class. Thanks to so many supporters of my appeal to help finance OD's surgery -- and thanks to one supporter in particular -- we could afford it. I just hadn't told OD. I took some delight in steering her towards the business class compartment. It certainly made all the difference in letting us fly the longest leg of our trip in some comfort.
Did we run straight for the beach? No, business class aside, we were exhausted. I had been on the road for nearly 24 hours, and OD had been on her way for over 30. Moreover, neither of us had slept much in the preceding nights due to last minute preparations and excitement. On Wednesday of last week, I had had to contend with a mild case of food poisoning that did not exactly add to my energy level.
|View from our Balcony|
This is our rest day. Today we will take that walk on the beach and explore the area. Tomorrow we will be off to Phuket City, where OD will be admitted to the Phuket International Hospital. Her surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, and I will follow a day later on Thursday.
That, dear friends, is the news up to the moment. OD and I have arrived in Thailand. The journey has begun.
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