I’m up early and thought I would share more about yesterday. It was hot, humid and clear skies. The temperature was about 93 with 90% humidity. There were several times that Mike looked at me and asked if I was ok. Did I say it was hot? The heat reminded that I was back in Vietnam.
The driving yesterday was long and tiring, and we were the passengers. The roads we mostly traveled are paved two to four lanes with each lane marked with white or yellow lines and solid white lines for the shoulders, and there were traffic signs and lights. All the above seemed to be for decoration – the drivers rode down the center of the lines weaving, literally missing oncoming traffic by inches. Motorized bikes of all types zoomed all over the roadway but mostly keeping to the right. The horn is the drivers best friend. I learned it is best to watch the scenery out the passenger window and not look through the windshield for the oncoming traffic.
Once we got to the hotel, we cleaned up, changed and met downstairs for dinner. David an Mike wanted to go downtown to find a restaurant, but a rainstorm made the decision easy, eat at the hotel restaurant. The food was great, and we had an opportunity to relax and talk before an early bedtime.
Time to get ready for breakfast and a long drive to FSB Debbie. Later!
When I Turned Nineteen: A Vietnam War Memoir and Soldiering After the Vietnam War.