Off for a bike ride

Trip Start Aug 30, 2012
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Trip End Mar 21, 2013


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Flag of Thailand  , Roi Et,
Saturday, February 2, 2013

Have decided to have a weekend off from the farm as my hands are hurting - you are allowed to feel sorry for me at this point !
Into Phon Thong for the Saturday market, get some money from the ATN then our once a month big shop for things for the house.  There seems to be parties of some description everywhere and several of the roads are closed with marquees etc.
Have a coffe back at the house then we decide to go out on the bike for an hour.  Go to neighbouring Coke Lan to visit Jai's brother Yut but nobody was home so we came back along a side road that neither of us had ever travelled before.  After about 7km of farmland I was just thinking about turning around and heading back to Coke Lam when we spotted some power cable alongside the road up ahead.  This usually means that there is a village nearby so we continue hopefully.  Sure enough we arrive in a back corner of Pak Chong not too far from our place and where we thought we were heading for in the first place.  Stop at John's but they havent returned from the market in Phon Thong yet.  Take the long way back to Khamnadie passing the funeral temple en-route.
I go to get an apple from the fridge upon our return and as always am amused to find it wearing a fruit condom.  I know people have to be careful about AIDS etc, but ...   Reminds me of a story I heared that may be apocryphal but I hope not.  Just after WW2 the Amnericans were helping out the Russians with a land lease scheme.  The Russians asked them to send crates of condoms but just to prove their superior manhood they asked that all be at least 13ins in length.  The Anericans obliged but stamped 'medium size' on each of the crates !
Late afternoon we go out and cut five large sacks of cocnut tree leaves for Jai's mum's brooms.
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