Along the Natchez Trace

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Singapore Today.... Hawaii Tomorrow

The four week cruise is over...  kind of a whirlwind way to see Southeast Asia...  experience a different culture... (or lots of different cultures)...  meet all kinds of people, eat great food, see wonderful sights and on an on.  Although we knew internet would be difficult, we really didn't think it would be as hard as it was.  Apparently it's not the lack of technology (afterall, we were in countries that produce high tech electronics for everything!) but rather the gov't restrictions or regulations or whatever they do to keep ordinary folks like us from having access.

I am happy to write that we went geocaching in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam, Hong Kong and Singapore...  we just couldn't get internet in China so had no success there.  

Of course I took hundreds (probably thousands) of photos...  but it will be a few days before I post any as my thoughts are too tired to even think about organizing anything.

Tomorrow we fly out of Singapore, back to Tokyo...  then on to Honolulu.  I think we'll be there until Wednesday, then fly to Los Angeles.  We'll be there a couple of days then board another cruise ship and sail along the Mexican Riviera for 1 week.  That's another genealogy cruise - the software company that Bill has used for years sponsors the conference aboard this ship.

It's almost 6pm and we have to head to the airport at 3am, so this will be brief...  I've missed my family and friends...  and really have missed my blogging friends and catching up with their lives.  It will take me a while to catch up...  and it will be 2 more weeks before we head back to Texas and our motorhome....  but I'll catch up eventually.

Thought y'all might like this...
Yep!  That's me and Bill...  taking an elephant ride in Thailand.
What fun!

Hope this finds you all well and healthy...  I've missed you.

That's All For Today!


  1. Wow you sure have been getting around, too bad about the internet.
    Love your elephant ride.

  2. We will look forward to seeing all your photos when you get back--quite the world travelers you guys are!

  3. I wonder how you got up on those elephants. :)

  4. Amazing trip! Looking forward to your pictures.

  5. That internet situation kinda sucks, especially when it's needed for blogging.
    And to think, my wife's company couldn't understand why we never were at all interested in going off to live in China for three or four years! "But there's a large American community".
    Well, I suppose geographically, we do live in "North America", but that's about the extent of it.
    You've had a lovely time, and I'm sure there will be many updates.

  6. That is a mighty big step down to get off those elephants (grin). My son worked a couple of years as an elephant handler. He sure does have some stories.

  7. GREAT photo. Enjoy the rest of your travels!

  8. My you HAVE been busy! Love the elephants!! Can't wait for you to catch us up on everything.