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Thailand, The Land of Smiles

July 17: The Beach!


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Just a short update today, as much of the day was spent "in transit". It's about a two hour flight from Chiang Mai down to Phuket. We timed things a little wrong and we spent quite a bit of time waiting at the hotel for Nat to arrive, and then because we were on a "domestic" flight, checkin was very quick (despite the fact that Security took away my Leatherman tool again!). Our hotel is about an hour's drive from the Phuket airport, so it was mid-afternoon before we finally arrived. But we had time for a few hours of fun in the largest of the resort's three pools. Then we went for a walk down to the beach, where we celebrated our first touch of sand and beach and the ocean (the Andaman Sea, to be precise). We ended the day with a walk into the nearby town and a delicious dinner at a local seafood restaurant.
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The largest of the Karon Villa's three pools. That's a bar in the middle of the pool in this photo.
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Max gets some serious air off the pool's diving board.
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Sam with a spectacular demonstration of...something
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This guy really wanted a little bit of our food, and was incredibly persistent.
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Max and Sam found this guy hiding out in the bottom of a hole in the putting green!
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Doreen, doing her ocean celebration dance
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Ahh...the beach!
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