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Rough Ride

The 5 hour, 228 km ride to Vung Vien today was brutal in the little minivan. Kelly puked three times even though she was wearing her patch, which has worked well so far. I also thought we were going to fly off the road on more than one occasion. We’re resting now. Kelly is enjoying the satellite TV in our upgraded room. We splurged and spent $30….


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  1. don’t forget to stay up-to-date on The City! 😉

  2. just wanted you to know that the steelers won the superbowl, not arizona. bummer. it was, however, a great game. i hope i didn’t spoil anything for you!

    • We saw it live from Pakse. Missed the first quarter but caught the rest with a few other North Americans. It was a great game and I think AZ should have won…but what can you do…

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