Once we arrived in the area, I parked the Van and we hoofed it around to get a feel of the area. We stopped at a 7/11 for a cool drink. Elder Seppi had a bottle of water I had a cold Ovaltine. Upon exiting the store I felt a little moisture from the sky. I mentioned to Elder Seppi that it is going to rain. About 90 seconds later it was pouring. Not raining hard - it was pouring. We stopped under a 6 foot by 6 foot awning on the side of the road for about an hour. A young Thai man found shelter there too so I talked to him a lot. Beacause we talked in thai I tried to keep Elder Seppi apprised of what we were talking about. Finally it slowed a little - still raining hard and I decided that we should make our way back to the Van. We got almost to the pedestrian overpass and we came upon a challenge. The only way across was to wade to our destination - Water was about 8 to 10 inches deep. So we stepped into a small restaurant, took off our leather sandals, removed our socks and then put our sandals back on again. Oh - and we rolled up our pants.
The photo below was taken at a different location after we had crossed the major street and had lunch. The streets of Bangkok were flooded. It reminded me of the first few days I spent in Bangkok back in 1975, the streets were flooded then also.
|After the rain had stopped and some of the street flooding had started to recede|