Got into Singapore on Thursday evening after spending 3 days in Bahrain. It's a bit warm over there. I thought I was miserable until I saw the Navy guys dressed in their BDU's. I'll never complain again. Say a prayer for our guys there!
Schedule changed so I've got Fri-Mon off here in Singapore. Went to the zoo yesterday. It was AMAZING!
Best way to describe it is like walking through a tropical garden with animals in it. They set the exhibits in the forest, rather than cutting it down and making a fake one. There's lot's of man-made waterfalls and stuff, but it fits in with the rain-forest so well, it all looks natural. Very well laid out, lots of shade, 100% handicap accessible. There was nowhere that you couldn't get to with a wheelchair. (I notice things like that now) I wish Sam could be here to see it. The animals are enclosed in extremely natural looking settings and (except for the big cats) it's hard to see the fences. If you ever get the opportunity to come out to this beautiful place, the zoo is a MUST SEE!! It's a 25 min cab ride from my hotel to the park. Round trip was $10 US. Entry was $6. Can't beat that!
On the home-front, Sam is back in ST at the local college. That's a great deal. I think it's better than the "professional" clinics. Kids work really hard and she gets the full hour, not the 45-50 min "hour" she got at the hospital. She's getting stronger, and actually starting to get some feeling back in areas she complained were numb. She does her bike, arm weights, ab-lounger (sometimes I call it her "ab-napper") and sit-ups. I just wish there was some way to get her balance back. She's got the strength and enough co-ordination, it's just the balance that's keeping her from being able to use a walker.
We were out camping a bit earlier this summer, but with all the rain, and then heat, and then more rain, we haven't been able to get out much. Have been doing a bit of fishing, but some of the lakes we go to have been flooded. A couple were closed for a while. Maybe when I get home we'll get back into it.
For some reason, I couldn't log in here for a couple weeks. Was almost surprised I got in today. Oh well.
Rain's stopping and I think it cooled down a bit. Time to go wander aimlessly again.