Sandals All Inclusive

THAT’S IT!
I’m giving these TEVAS two more weeks in Cambodia and then they are history!
This has been my only pair of sandals.  I’m not talking about brand loyalty here.  I’m saying that this pair of TEVAS has been with me longer than I have been working in restaurants.
My friend, Josh, had a pair in high school and swore by them.  They got a lot of work in the summers of Idaho.  Waterski trips and anytime there was a lake involved they were out.  I remember wearing them while cliff jumping around Anderson Ranch Reservoir.
Sandals have come along way since 1991or 92.  More padding, leather, buckles, and what not.  I still enjoy the classic.  My straps are maxed out and I fight to get them on after my feet have swelled a bit (I’ve notice that quite a bit on the trip).
Twenty seven years!  You have got to be kidding me.  That is over half of my life!
I actually looked into new sandals before leaving on this around the world trip but couldn’t justify the expense for something I had already.  I figured I would bury them along the way.  I have confidence they will survive the next nine days.
I’ll admit this is another bizarre topic to write about.  Think of it as a love letter, a goodbye note.  Think what you will….It’s not you, it’s me.  that is why I’ve leaving.
My Native sunglasses decided to leave me in Vietnam after a fifteen plus year relationship. I even received a full replacement by the company upon request because I couldn’t see through my best lens about 3 years ago.  The glassed were around one hundred US$ and came recommended by a my sherpa friend Mingma.
Sad to see them go.
Money well spent in both cases.
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