We are engaged!!!!
10/07/2012 - 10/07/2012
We walked and walked around and over valleys and welcomed the sights of communities. I couldn't stop looking at my engagement ring glistening in the sun, thinking how lucky I was. We stopped for a sprite by a beautiful waterfall where we remembered the Hong Kong boys piling into on our first day. As we lowered the clouds piled in and rain was on its way we had taken a long time to walk as we were in no rush. The rain came and drenched the valley and we longed for the arch that displayed the first lady that climbed Everest and gave us an entry point into Lukla. Every mountain edge we searched for her and finally she came. We walked through the flooded town and passed the Hong Kong boys who had arrived hours before us, Tommy had arranged a lovely tea house - Paradise lodge where we had breakfast on the first day and we were treated to an ensuite and double bed. After a well deserved shower we had dinner which was gorgeous, I had spaghetti bolognese (not traditional I know) which had rich Yak meat in it, it was gorgeous. Now was time to celebrate, we had arranged to meet everyone but hadn't confirmed it. We kitted up as monsoon was still not giving up, water was rushing through the streets and took we refuge in the Irish bar. We entered the coffee shop and were directed downstairs by the lady to a little haven full of Irish flags and writing on the wall but no friends. Tommy found the local brew by the landlord which was so tasty and I had rum and red bull (a reminder of Thailand) - we started our own celebrations. Ines and Sven first entered and we shared out news, they were followed by Britney, Richelle and Leryn, then the Austrians, then the Hong Kong boys and the party started. We played pool and drank, Chris was in charge of the music and found songs for everyone. When the bar shut, led by the electricity being shut off, we ran through the flooded streets saying our goodbyes and that we'd meet in the airport in the morning.