A trio of guests from Kansas City as well as a guest from New York City are in town. We haven’t had a chance to see the NYC guest yet (hopefully Sunday) but have been showing the KC guests around. We did an interesting little trip in which we tried seven different modes of transportation (subway, railway, airport express, canal taxi, tuk tuk, river taxi, and Skytrain) on our way to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
I’ll write more about that trip and share some pictures in the next few days, but I just have to say that it was a really interesting way to see many different sides of Bangkok. Also, today we did a half-day bicycle ride that went from the heart of the busy Sukhumvit district through the slums of Khlongtoey across the river to the urban jungle of Phra Pradaeng. My guests are sure getting their money’s worth!
At the same time, I’m trying to wrap up a few work projects and also get the prep work done for Saturday’s Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve cooked the turkey breasts already, sliced them, and they are sitting in some broth in the fridge. The cranberry-walnut relish is cooking right now. Gravy is made but needs to be thinned and seasoned. Bread cubes cut and toasted for the stuffing, although I won’t cook it until Saturday morning.
Whew! A whole lot going on. For those of you in the US, I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with your loved ones.