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Monday, January 10, 2011

Needing a Tropical Getaway

Got your attention, didn't I?
Yes indeedy, from what I'm hearing on the news, there are few among us who could NOT use a tropical getaway just about now.  Except perhaps those who live in the tropics, that is.
And who really CARES about them?
Not me, let me tell you.
The Grand Poobahs at The Order of The Opus Gluei have designated their Challenge #85 as "Needing a Tropical Getaway".  Aren't they sweet?
So I said to myself, "Self?  What the heck are you going to do about this?"  And myself said, "Hey!  We were just perusing (I had to look that up and make sure it wasn't just a word I made up in my own head) those pics from Thailand the other night and I know EXACTLY what to use!!"
OK, a little background.
A few years ago, my girl and I spent almost a month in Thailand.  We started in the south and made our way up to the north and the food got weirder as time went on.  There are WAY less tourists in the north, in fact in one town, they had never seen a couple of blonde women before.  Yes, Virginia, I  used to be blonde. Natural, I might add.  Never mind about that.  Anyhoo, as we neared the end of our adventure, both of us were yearning for good old familiar North American food. I should add here that the day after we landed in Bangkok, we went to a mall and learned that Mcdonald's burgers are made of rice there,

 KFC puts corn in their ice cream,

 and Pizza Hut offers Sushi Pizza.

  Say no more.
The look on my daughter's face pretty much says it all.  We were in the middle of the jungle and if I remember correctly, neither one of us believed we were going to last much longer.
That's my story for this LO.  It's the honest-to-goodness truth.
And I feel so much warmer just thinking about it. 
Don't you?


  1. I loooove it...the story behind it and the layout....could use some tropics here in Winnipeg....brr (actually, it hasn't really become that cold yet (knock on wood) - global warming rules, or la nina, or whatever is keeping the -35 away....I will take -20 any day in January...but your page made it sunnier here...

  2. LOL! Yup...there is something about being out of the country that makes you just NEED a burger...which is rather ridiculous, because, let's face it...they aren't that good! HA! Very cute layout!

  3. ROFLMAO! HA! This is a hysterical story, although I'm not sure it was at the time.. Very cool layout, I love it! Corn in ice cream.. I never...

  4. Your daughter's expression is priceless, and with the background it is perfect. I would be wearing the same look and be thinking - Calgon, take me away!!!!

    You are soooo adventurous, I envy your enthusiasm for taking life by the horns and finding new challenges! The vibrant colors of the layout and the photos accompanying your post more than fit our Opus Gluei theme! Thank ou so much for being so nice about our little blog, we love seeing you participate in our challenges!

  5. Oh that is so cute! I rarely eat burgers or much red meat but if I were in those circumstance, I would be having some major cravings!

    Your poor daughter looks just beside herself. What an experience.

  6. Hi You have just been given the Stylish Blogger Award. This award is to get other bloggers a chance to visit a new and wonderful blog such as yours. Heartful Hugs Marilou

  7. Lol that just made my day! Love you mommy <3

  8. ROFLMAO. I can soooo feel your pain. I HAVE sooo felt your pain. Funny how the little things can mean SO very much sometimes.
    LOVE your layout. Your daughter is a doll, but her expression has me crackin' up. OPUS GLUEI material completely!!!


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