Just kidding. I didn’t golf. I did, though, discover that I am perfectly fine with staying at 5-star golf resorts.
We spent the second leg of our Thailand adventure in Cha-am, a beach town just north of Hua Hin and about 3 hours south of Thailand.
My mom, in her typical fashion, scored an unbelievable 5-star resort for less-than-Holiday-Inn prices. We stayed at Springfield Resort and and enjoyed the private hot tubs, friendly staff, a feast of a breakfast, and beautiful pools. We later found out that it’s been rated the fifth best golf resort in Asia!
The majority of our three and half days there were pretty normal beach days: playing at the pool and in the sand, laying out, and eating plenty of fruit.
However, despite the front of normalcy, the fact that we are who we are demands a certain level of ridiculousness. The following is a list of things that made our time at the beach memorable/reasons you may want to run in the other direction if we ever invite you along.
1. My parents & I went to get lunch. Naturally, we rode a three person bike. Needless to say, we seemed to be the main entertainment for the locals along the way.
2. My sisters and I built the world’s most epic sandcastle, inspired by Buddhist temples & complete with dead crab guards.
3. Andrew fished a sting ray and other mystery creatures out of the ocean. Bare-handed.
4. He also got in a fight with a jellyfish. And lost.
5. Dad decided that this large jellyfish should be his friend.
6. Anna ate caviar. For breakfast. With a knife.
7. Andrew determined that the closet was to be his private dressing room & no one else was allowed to enter (based on my family’s affinity for climbing into wardrobes).
8. We initiated Anna & Andrew into the world of Magnums and have not heard the end of it.
9. Our family passed the time by participating in water slide competitions. Winner takes all.
10. Andrew insisted that he needed a coconut because he loved them. He determined very quickly upon receiving one that I had been correct (he did not word it this way, however) & that he did not like them. At all.
11. My siblings and I began our toboggan practice for the Sochi 2014 Olympics.
12. We traveled away by overnight train. 1 train, 14 hours, 7 people, 13 bags, 2 toilets through which you could see the tracks.