December 12, 2011
[This is the second catch-up blog. I plan to share two today and then the rest over the next couple of days (along with the photos.]
I am beginning to suspect that Cool Sir is conducting an experiment on our family in which he is trying to determine how quickly can you adjust the housing expectations of a American family.
While I suspect he is running the leader of the experiment, it goes beyond him. Much beyond him.
The people in Kathmandu are in on this science project. As are the host family in Pokhara. Every teahouse is part of the team. Lets look at the progression:
Please notice how each day provides an equal, but undeniable drop in room quality. This is the reason that I discovered his plan. The degradation is simply too evenly stepped. Each day, Cool Sir escorts us to our room personally and asks – “is room OK?”
I have this visual picture of Trek Day 4. We approach a room. Cool Sir opens the door, revealing a 8x10 foot room with either 1) two mattresses on the floor or 2) twin beds with a mime mid-performance. There will be no space heater.
Day 5 will feature a mime performing to bagpipe music performed by a kilt-wearing Scot in the second bed. Not only with there be no heater anywhere, we will be required to plunge our feet into ice water for 5-10 minutes upon arrival.
At some point, we will say “no more.”
Or will we? Cool Sir and his crack team of scientists will soon know.