We'd agreed to hit the starter buttons at 0700 the next morning for the longish ride to Luang Prabang. It's not a huge distance, but it's quite a slow road with variable conditions and you never know what kind of weather you might get in the mountains.
0700 Rob, Brian and Tony are ready to roll but no sign of Tim... Hmmm... 0715 still no Tim but wow there are a lot (I mean a LOT
!) of empty Beer Leo cans in the lobby. Brian goes to see if Tim is alive and reports that yes, he has a pulse but is still in bed...
Hmmm, Rob and Brian take turns trying to roust Tim who is obviously nursing a serious hangover. Turns out that when we got back to the hotel the night before Tim's AC wasn't working. The hotel staff told him to come down and have a few beers while they tried to sort it out.
I think the real plan was to get him so drunk that he'd forget about the AC.
Guess it worked....
Ah well, finally Tim arrives and we hit the road. Saturday mornings are cool in Vientiane- all the school kids go out with brooms and clean the town. No wonder this city is so immaculate!