Farang (Foreigner) Lantern Release
AlteCocker had missed the big general lantern release--which was more of a concern to her friend Mary Hanson than it was for AlteCocker. So, Mary arranged for a substitute. She arranged to charter a songthaew to take a bunch of us up to the top of the hill where a special show is arranged for foreigners. There is a Buddhist temple there and people pay $100 to get inside. We took the cheap way out and waited for the release outside the temple--which was free aside from the songthaew rental. AlteCocker, as you will see, got to send up a lantern too. This was a lot of fun. The only downside was that Mary slipped and fell the day before breaking her leg--which put her out of commission for the entire trip. It is one reason, AlteCocker is planning to return to Chiang Mai in 2015 to pick up on all the plans which sort of got trashed in the accident. Happy to say, Mary healed well.