Bombs in Bangkok Keep Us In

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.)

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5 thoughts on “Bombs in Bangkok Keep Us In

  1. From the time I awoke rather early this morning and heard the bombings first reported on CNN, I wondered and hoped and prayed for your safety. Was waiting for the news from you that arrived a little while ago. Thanks for letting us know! So happy you’re all safe!

  2. OH im sorry…I would be peeved as well! I had a good time for all of us. dont worry about that! haha. At least you are all still alive thank goodness.

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Oh’s!!! So glad you’re safe and happy. Ya’ll look great. Now don’t think just ’cause you missed an international New Years’ celebration that you get to prolong your trip ’til next December.
    Anyway, every time I open “SIX” right now a little ditty goes through my head…
    “Bangkok, Oriental setting
    & the city don’t know what the city is getting
    The creme de la creme of the chess world in a
    Show with everything but Yul Brynner
    One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster…”
    (and just so you know, I was one of the ones who “got” the title of the 3 nights in Bangkok post. See, I’m not always that slow.) Then I imagine us in your living room listening to obscure 80’s tunes and one hit wonders from Tom’s ipod. Then, the stinkin’ little ditty sticks in my head for the rest of the day. Oh well. Long live Nelly the Elephant!
    D and the Gang

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