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Time Flies. Doesn’t Seem a Minute

Welcome to “One Night in Bangkok” the series. Follow me through Hong Kong and Bangkok while I act as my Rotary Club‘s delegate to the International Convention in Thailand, with posts that are titled from the lyrics of the song “One Night in Bangkok.” If this is your first visit to the series, please click here to begin at the beginning.

Time flies. When we’re having fun. Even when we’re not. I think it flies regardless.

I took these photos at the Temple of the Reclining Buddha early in our visit to Bangkok, hoping they might work their magic. Seep into my weary limbs. Make my eyes heavy.

Help me sleep on the plane.

See you on the other side of the ocean.

If only I could find that smile in a cramped airplane seat…….

Big Buddha.

Who knew Buddha had such big feet?

Outside the temple.

Almost home.

Thank you for following this series. Whether you visited all the posts or a few, I hope Rotary has taken on some new meanings for you. Thank you also for your understanding regarding blog visits. I will resume my normal schedule once I’m home……..I’m sure I will have massive quantities of awake time.

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  1. I don’t know how you managed to post so often, but it was just great taking this exciting trip with you! I hope you have a soft landing now…in every possible way! You have really raised my personal awareness of the Rotary and I hope you won’t stop sharing about your involvement now that you’re home! Debra

    May 10, 2012
    • Debra, given how much Rotary stuff I will have to do during my Presidential year, I am sure you will hear more about it. I am glad you enjoyed reading.

      May 10, 2012
  2. Great pics as always, have a good flight and see ya soon.

    May 10, 2012
    • On the ground in Detroit. Still have to fly thru LaGuardia to get home.

      May 10, 2012
  3. Thought you would be interested to know that a Google search of “Rotary” brings up Andra Watkins in positions: 5; 8; 9.

    May 10, 2012
    • Pretty sad that I can post and tag my way onto the first page in the short time.

      May 10, 2012
  4. Safe travel, Andra.

    It has been a pleasure reading of your adventures and you are truly an ambassador for Rotary International. Thank you for sharing so much with us here in your postings.

    May 10, 2012
    • Thanks, Penny. The longest bit is over now. Be home tonight.

      May 10, 2012
  5. tarakianwarrior #

    I concur with all of the above comments. You did the US and the Rotary proud Andra. What a beautiful example you set for them, and for us.

    When I traveled to Ireland I traveled with Melatonin – I didn’t have jet lag at all. :) I think I’ve already touted that bit of information so if I have – forgive this old lady for repeating herself (I do it frequently).

    May 10, 2012
    • I am very nervous about jet lag coming home. I will go find some of that stuff if I have trouble.

      May 10, 2012
  6. Buddha doesn’t look real comfortable in that pose. I hope you are a bit more relaxed in your seat on the way home. Safe travels!

    May 10, 2012
  7. Wow. Budda DOES have some big feet, Andra. Glad they bronzed him. (Is ‘golded him’ an acceptable phrase?) because otherwise, I bet they would have stunk to high heaven. Welcome home. I hope you did actually get some sleep.

    May 10, 2012
    • I think it is gold leaf. The bottom of his feet were mother of pearl inlay. We watched them restoring one of the smaller ones on that site while we were there.

      May 10, 2012
  8. God, I remember how massive he was. Seems he might have had spirals on his fingers or toes. Is that correct or was that another Buddha, I wonder? I don’t see them there.

    May 10, 2012
    • Kathy, spirals were on the bottoms of the feet and toes, yes. Your memory is perfect. :)

      May 10, 2012
  9. Peter Wandoff #

    I’m a PE with the Rotary Club of Traverse Bay Sunrise in Traverse City, MI and I’ve been following your RICON experience via Twitter. You’re very talented and thanks for sharing.
    I go down to Columbia each fall to catch a Cocks game with my buddy and I love visiting other clubs. Hopefully I can make the trip down I-26 and exchange club banners.
    Thanks again and Go Cocks!

    Peter Wandoff
    Rotary Club of Traverse Bay Sunrise

    May 10, 2012
    • Peter, I hope you will come visit this fall. Please let me know if you decide to make the trip. It would make a great story for the club. :)

      May 11, 2012
  10. Thank you for sharing your trip, Andra. Go back to lead and enthuse your club to do good works. I think they are lucky to have you, not only as a member, but as their President.

    May 11, 2012
    • Thank you, Ted. Once I get caught up on sleep………. :)

      May 11, 2012
  11. Molly B #

    Andra- Really enjoyed reading about this trip! Thx

    May 11, 2012
    • Glad you followed it, Molly. I saw your Pacific photos on FB and was kicking myself thinking we were there at the same time. :) Looks like you had a great time on the West Coast.

      May 11, 2012
  12. I can’t stay awake on a long flight but never feel rested

    May 11, 2012
    • Travel these days doesn’t make one feel rested, does it?

      May 11, 2012
      • not at all, the dozing makes me more tired. The only trip when it didn’t I had an upgrade to business class and slept flat out

        May 11, 2012
      • Same here.

        May 11, 2012
  13. I love the way you wove quotes from the song throughout your posts. It was fun to feel like I was travelling along with you a bit each day. And yes, I would say I’ve learned quite a lot about Rotary. So thank you for the trip. :)

    May 11, 2012
    • Heather, thanks for reading the series. Shining a light on Rotary was my goal, and I’m glad so many people tuned in and learned more about it.

      May 11, 2012
  14. Wow, the monumental Buddha statues in Asia really are amazing. I’ve only seen one but it’s so astounding to see them!

    May 13, 2012
    • It was an exotic experience for me, especially the number of them.

      May 13, 2012

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