Year 4 of our Zion/Vegas tradition was a complete success. This year the wives decided to join us and it was a super fun addition. We had a few twists and turns with Mother nature, but this is normal with our trip. We had an amazing adventure.
It seems like just yesterday when we brewed up our plan for going to Thailand for our summer vacation this year. We just got back last night and am happy to report it was a great success and all we had planned for.
Why do I love Thailand?
The first thing that comes to mind is the natural beauty of the geography of Thailand with its amazing beaches and jungles. This alone is incredible, but layering on the nature of the Thai people who are the nicest most genuine people on the planet makes its so very special. It’s hands down an incredibly welcoming and warm experience wherever you go. Now let’s not forget the weather with the warm Thai breeze and the salty warm/green oceans and Gulfs. This trip we stayed both on the Andaman sea (Indian Ocean) and the Gulf of Thailand both were simply incredible and special in their own ways. The Phi Phi Islands were and are still an complete favorite of mine, but this trip mixing in Chiang Mai with the visit to the Elephants at Patara was incredible. Lastly let’s not forget the incredible cuisine of Thailand. The food is incredible Ka Pow chicken to mango and sticky rice, all very incredible. Finally let’s not forget the prices….wow 60 minute massage on the beach for $8 and incredible food for four $40. The best place ever.
We celebrated with Sally for her 80th Birthday by doing some of her favorite things.
- Sunday Mass at Holy Family Church, Pasadena with Msgr. Clement Connelly
- Brunch at the Langham Hotel, South Pasadena
- Pool and BBQ with the family and Grandkids at Sally’s home.
An amazing St. Paddy’s celebration at Sally’s house.
An incredible day skiing and snowboarding with such an amazing group of friends at Mountain High.