Today was, by any account, an awesome day. After our usual great breakfast, we went down to see the Chiang Mai Flower Festival, one of the premier festivals of the area. We watched the parade for a couple of hours, then walked through the old city to a large park where everyone was gathered. All of the floats were there for everyone to see, and everyone was indeed there to see them. After walking around for a while, we actually took a tuk tuk, our first, to The Chedi, a high end hotel, where I bought some cigars. I paid way too much, of course, but WTF, we're on vacation, right? After getting back home, L went shopping, and I sat on the porch and smoked a Cohiba and had a couple of beers. All in all, it is hard to imagine a day being any better. More stories and pictures when I return.