Saturday, August 31, 2019

WHEW! We made it!

The tiny plane on United Airlines' Flight Sky Map screen slowly traces our path across the Pacific Ocean.  We sleep, eat, drink water (trying to stay hydrated), watch a movie or two, and eventually land at our next destination. Catch another flight and do it again!
Early Morning Las Vegas Departure

It is almost midnight when we arrive in Bangkok Thailand. One more flight to go! The last layover seems the longest. Curled up in the darkened waiting area, we sleep a little. When the Air Asia counter opens at 4:30 a.m. we check our bags and find a coffee shop.

Finally after four flights; 39 hours; 14 time zones: we arrive safely in Chiang Mai Thailand, our home base for the next 2 months. (The last 2 months of this trip we will base in India).

Street Food Carts
There is a sense of 'being at home' as we explore a profusion of street food carts and choose an afternoon snack of Thai ice tea and banana roti (similar to a stuffed crepe). Then it's time to sleep off the jet lag.

A lifetime of praying, seeking God, planning and dreaming and we have literally stepped into our destiny.

Our hearts are grateful - to you for your loving, prayerful support. To God - for using us to share His love and salvation.

The Journey Continues ~ Pat   

Banana Roti & Thai Ice Tea  

Abundant Blooms


  1. Wow! Thanks for always sharing, it's amazing how,having meet you both and knowing your personalities can transform words into a realistic experience. Reading your journal seems as if you're present giving your live testimony! The Wife says hello and we love the pictures. I'm not much of a writer but I just wanted to chime in and let you both know we're out here being blessed through you travels. We love you and look to see you again prayerfully...

    1. Thank you! Always love to hear your feedback. Stay tuned for more updates.