today i woke up early..about 5 am....the cicadas was buzzing...we have learned they buzz and i do mean BUZZ loudly when it's going to rain...so, i thought..let's not spend another day here in the rain..so, we changed our flight and flew to bangkok a day early...it's also my birthday...so, it was a fun way to spend it (once we got here)...it is overcast, but really, really hot...so we checked into our gorgeous room..it has a beautiful view of the river...and the river is fascinating to watch..it's a real working river with all sorts of things going up and down it...we then went shopping..one fun thing is the hot pink taxis that they have...we went to this huge beautiful mall..they have car dealerships inside the mall! everything a girl or guy could want...but, what we really wanted was the night markets...so we took the sky train, then the subway over to one of them..those trains are really nice...what's with LA that they can't do something like that? anyway..the nightmarket wasn't quite up and running so we had our daily massage...a foot massage...then, we started walking...it was fun..they will deal with you on prices..russ is good at it..but, we had a fun time...when we got home to our room..i found a beautiful flower arrangement sent for my b.d. and i guess the city heard also, cause there were fireworks tonight! aren't they sweet?