There’s nothing like being where the action is….except when the action is bombing. We were all set to head out to Chiang Mai’s New Year’s Eve celebrations when Tom found this little ditty on the CNN cite. In case you don’t want to read it, the bottom line is this: a series of bombs exploded tonight in Bangkok so all the public festivities have been cancelled. Officially the big event in Chiang Mai has been cancelled as well, but our neighbors who just returned from the city center said there are still thousands of people out in the streets shopping and lighting lanterns. Our friend Lauren whom we met in Halong Bay, Vietnam is staying closer to the action and reported the same thing. Though Tom was really hankering for a party, parental discretion dictated that we stay home and away from any potential explosions. So when the clock strikes midnight in less than an hour, we’ll be drinking slurpees and watching thousands of lanterns fill the sky from the relative safety of our balcony.
So all grandparents, friends, and concerned parties can rest easy. The Andrus children are safe tonight…Just don’t ask their parents why Bogota, Colombia crept into the itinerary today.
(The instructions for the photo were to look sad. Kieran took things to the next level and feigned a tantrum.)