10.08.2012 - 10.08.2012 89 °F
We are pretty much in paradise ... our resort in Thailand has far exceeded our expectations and we are loving every second. There's not a ton to tell, since most of today involved being parked by a pool or ocean, but we do have some good pictures to share!
We started the day with coffee on our patio, and Kev got in an early morning swim.
We headed to breakfast, which was a fantastic spread of fruit, juices, pastries, and yogurts, plus an a la carte menu (Kev got french toast, I got an egg white omelet).
We then headed down to the beautiful infinity pool ... we thought we might not get a chair, until we saw...
We spent a while reading and relaxing, with the pool to ourselves, and then hit the gym for a workout (also overlooking the water!).
We wanted to head into "town" to get some laundry done (yes, it's "only" been 10 days, but when you have 50 pounds to pack summer touring clothes for Asia, winter touring clothes for Australia, beach clothes for Thailand, workout clothes, etc., you can imagine the situation was getting pretty dire!). Once we dropped off our laundry, we tried to take the hotel shuttle into a different part of town, but it dropped us off at the resort's private beach. No problem - we just relaxed there for a while, and it was gorgeous!
We explored the cute town and continued the everlasting search for running shorts (nope). On our way back, we (OK, me) were getting pretty hungry, but it was already 4pm, so we just stopped for a little snack (tomato soup for Kev, garden salad for me). When we got back, we read some more on our patio and swam in our pool ... and the hotel dropped off an afternoon snack of fried seafood bundles and mushroom toast.
We headed to catch the sunset over a drink (wine flight for me, pina colada for Kev) at the hotel's Thai restaurant, and then had dinner. We shared some kind of spring rolls (we're not actually sure what was inside them, but they were good!), and then Kev got a shrimp pad thai encrusted in an egg "shell," and I got a green vegetable and shrimp curry. Both were fantastic!
As you can tell, it's been a very tough day, so we'll probably end up hitting the hay relatively soon. But before we do, I would not be me if I didn't comment on two really crazy NBA updates (hey, we're disconnected from reality, but not that disconnected! Does everyone know that Dirk got married (in Dallas? in Kenya? I'm seeing different stories) and Dwight Howard is now with the Lakers? Umm ... wow. OK, good night from Thailand!
-Megan and Kevin