I mentioned in one of my prior posts that it was supposed to turn colder this weekend, and it has. Now, if you live in Montana where the temperature has dropped to below zero (Fahrenheit), you probably don’t have a lot of sympathy for our low 20s temperatures. However, that’s not the problem. The problem is the almost never-ceasing wind that’s howling outside my window. It occasionally gusts to 35mph, dropping the wind-chill down to near or below zero. At least it’s not snowing (fingers crossed). I think I’ll spend the next few days hibernating in my apartment.

I’m off until Wednesday, however, due to the Lunar New Year, which Korea celebrates along with China and a few other countries. The actual holiday is on Monday, but the days before and after are part of the holiday, so we have a four-day weekend. So long to the Year of the Rat and hello to the Year of the Ox.

I’ve been posting a lot of photos of my recent trip to Laos and Thailand, and this is going to be the last one. It’s a photo of one of the docks along the Mekong River in Nong Khai, Thailand. If you refer back to a shot I took during the flood last August, you can see just how high the river was. See that photo here or look in the Archives for August 14, 2008.

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I’ve also added a new gallery to the Photo Gallery, Laos Dec 08, so you can click here to see some more photos of the trip, including some of yours truly, that I’ve put up there. Enjoy. More later.