Murphy Dome Diaries

A journalist observes life in the far north.

Sunday morning and getting better

I joined the boys, the Irishman and the Dutchman, for a cheap ($25 for 90 minutes) massage yesterday. I choked down a salad for lunch afterward, and I have been slowly recovering since.

I am feeling anxious to get home to Lucky. Last night, the dinner conversation somehow turned to capital punishment. It was a lively discussion although no one seemed to favor the death penalty. I made the comment that it doesn’t matter what the state does because anyone who hurts a hair on the head of my little girl, I will take out my own revenge. Then suddenly I felt frantic to get home.

Chulding, a Himex representative in Kathmandu, took my passport and itinerary and promised to look into getting me out of here sooner than late Monday night. But I haven’t heard from him since yesterday.

It’s muggy here today. The lobby is filling up with people coming down for breakfast. Some of my fellow trekkers are considering a second massage today because the price is so cheap.

I miss Alec and although I will swim across the Pacific Ocean if that’s what it takes to get home to my baby, I am also leary of leaving Alec behind in a foreign country.

I was surprised by the tears and emotions when we said good-bye. I have left Alec twice in Talkeetna to climb Denali and I figured I would be OK. I’m not. Sagarmatha (Everest) is too far away from home.

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One comment on “Sunday morning and getting better

  1. Christi
    April 20, 2009

    I’m not bragging or anything but on average, I would say Cambodian massages are between $7-10 for an hour. I’m just saying is all.

    Have a safe trip back to Alaska!

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