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I feel like I might have missed out on some of the stories Grammy and Grampy both had to share. I was always listening, but was not always hearing what they had to say. I remember when we were all in Hawaii for Erin's wedding, Grampy was telling Mitch and me both about his experiences with RCA and working at 30 Rockefeller Center, about the war and the Navy, and about his life experiences. ...
... the flight. The sign on the back of the seats which stated 'Use bottom seat cushion for flotation' was a comfort (on our journey over no body of water). So back to Thailand. The land of Thai baht, where they passionately love their king and adore rice and noodles. We remembered the essentials of the language from our month here at the beginning of the trip, so we hit the ground running. We were also in town for the International Lantern Festival ...
... I stopped off to buy some fisherman pants. I think they're quite cool! We got a taxi back and spent some time looking round the night markets followed by dinner at "johns place" which was rank and went to bed early as we had a mammoth journey ahead of us the next day. The next day we checked out, had breakfast at our favourite cafe, looked around more markets and then whiled away the hours in Caitlin's hotel helping ourselves to the free tea coffee and biscuits. We ...
... to a waterfall. There was nobody there when we arrived so we stripped down to our swim stuff and the New Zealand guy was the first ready so followed Chad to the top of the waterfall. Chad said it was a slide but to me it looked dangerous. The NZ guy slid down it though and said it was fine. Garry then had a go and then the NZ girl to leave just me. It looked harsh and I didn't want to do it but thought I'd regret it if I didn't. I got to the top an asked Chad if ...
... too which I enjoyed and found physically easier.
The main thing that I took from the retreat (aside from some great new girlfriends who really inspired me and some great mealtimes) was the learning about Buddhism and Monk life in Thailand as we were able to ask a lot of questions and make sense of a lot. Obviously having spent so much time in silent contemplation called for ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking