Discovering my Inner Golfer

Just kidding.  I didn’t golf.  I did, though, discover that I am perfectly fine with staying at 5-star golf resorts.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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2. My sisters and I built the world’s most epic sandcastle, inspired by Buddhist temples & complete with dead crab guards.

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3. Andrew fished a sting ray and other mystery creatures out of the ocean.  Bare-handed.

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4.  He also got in a fight with a jellyfish. And lost.

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5. Dad decided that this large jellyfish should be his friend.

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6. Anna ate caviar.  For breakfast.  With a knife.

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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).

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8.  We initiated Anna & Andrew into the world of Magnums and have not heard the end of it.

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9. Our family passed the time by participating in water slide competitions.  Winner takes all.

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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.

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11.  My siblings and I began our toboggan practice for the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

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12.  We traveled away by overnight train.  1 train, 14 hours, 7 people, 13 bags, 2 toilets through which you could see the tracks.

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