Well folks, I just got my passport and Thai visa back from the kingdom. Everything is kosher and now my departure date is insight. Looks like I will be leaving North Dakota on the 1st of November and arriving in Chiang Mai sometime on the 4th. Now normally I would dread such an insane travel time, however this time round I have a layover in Denver for a good 14 hours. A good friend and travel buddy lives in Denver and will be picking me up, at least I will have a 14 hour flight after for the hangover. Getting pumped for some tasty limestone, meeting new people, and experiencing a completely different culture. It's going to be pretty ok.