An early morning walk to the Monkey Temple. Love the back streets of Kathmandu, where you find the butcher shops, fish shops and all the local shops. I’d never buy meat from the meat shops. There’s no refrigeration, and it’s hanging up with the dust of the cars going by. Guess what.....that’s the meat being served in the restaurants we eat at each night!!! Monkeys were, as always entertaining. We got back to Thamal and hit the shops. North face bags, day packs, sleeping bags, trekking poles, polar fleece and while everyone was trying to talk Matt out of the yellow pants, I was encouraging him to buy them. “They’d look good” I said. Tess, will you be upset if he comes home with them?