I flew into Phnom Penh last night at about 5PM. Reached my hotel,California2, about 30 minutes later. I checked in and stashed my bags in my room then headed down to the bar to have a drink.
I was sitting there talking to Jim, the Hotel owner, for a few minutes discussing my book, his photography and Cambodia.
I sat there for about an a half hour when two gents sat down next to me. One guy was from Las Vegas. The other gent was a fellow Kentuckian who has a brother living in Shelbyville. We sat there for a little over two hours talking college basketball. The fellow from Vegas had attended UTEP (Texas Western) back in the ’60s. He attended the ’66 Final Four. I was hatin’. Envious as hell.
He lives in Vegas now and is a UNLV fan. The Kentuckian is, of course, a Kentucky Basketball fan.
I’m thousands of miles away from home and sitting there talking Kentucky ball with two fellow fans of the game. How cool is that!