Lois visits 2 weeks before the mission while we're packing.
Caps, masks, gloves.
Local anesthetic from Americares.
How do we run out of 25 g needles?
We will run of out suture by the end of the mission. The first time ever.
Toradol, atropine, and whatever.
Lois checking our supply boxes.
Snafu in Kathmandu: customs doesn't get our clearance letter. We spin wheels for an hour and have to store the boxes for 2 days.
The parking lot in Kathmandu airport.
I meet Margie Fine from LA for the first time in the airport parking lot.
Pete Galpin's set of wheels.
Irma, always smiling.
A beautiful lady on the neighboring bus.
Rishi at the Tibet Guest House.
Getting up the stairs at the medical council meeting.
Late Friday after our arrival, the docs and dentists meet the Nepal Medical Council for our temporary licenses. It costs us $63US each for the privilege of doing something for free. They are reasonable guys: warn us to stay out of trouble.
Naomi and I visit Bhakatapur. My second time.
Buddha was not an ascetic in his mature mind.
I almost bought this carving.
Tara in wood,
Naomi and a sadhu.
Some of the group visits the Sahara Orphanage.
View South from the Tibet Guest House balcony in early morning.
HDR moon set our first morning. It's cool and pleasant.
First time i've ever seen the Himalayas from Kathmandu.