Hand Stands, Hooping, and Heaps of Food
The weekend started with a new spot. A few of us checked out a local Thai friend's new bar - North Hollywood. Now, I'm a big fan of beer, so having beers as my drink of choice in Thailand is fine...but everyone knows wine is my love! So when we heard that Bobby had a few bottles for sale we jumped at it (regardless of the price). I spent the night with my good friend Robert Mondavi, while also missing my good friend Erin from home. That girl and I enjoy a night on the town with our friend Robert every now and then.
Saturday morning we found ourselves back in Khanom with a small group and a big set of speakers. Eric has been taking old suitcases and transforming them into amazing speakers, so we lounged on the sand listening to some great music all day long.
Isabel, the founder of the Sand on Your Hair game, took the game to land this time. She covered herself in sand, laughed, and ran to the water...over and over and over. If only she had been there last time for the boys v. girls competition, she clearly would've taken us all down on her own!
Our game of choice this weekend was anything active - hula hooping, hand stands, yoga...baton twirling (that person shall remain nameless). It was definitely more relaxing and laid back than normal. We read, talked, napped, and then ate...and ate and ate and ate.
The best part of our Saturday, by far, was the delicious all you can eat buffet provided for us at Jam Bay. We had delicious grilled kebabs, fresh salad, crusty French bread, and potatoes. (As an Irish girl I was extra excited for baked potatoes!) The food in Thailand has been amazing, but it was great to be able to sit down with a hot potato and a slab of butter and go to town. Also, having grilled veggies as opposed to "fried" ones definitely had me missing summer BBQ's at home. We inhaled plate after plate (ok, fine, I...I inhaled plate after plate). The bread alone would have been exciting since I might as well be on the Atkins diet while I'm here.
With the summer solstice upon us, we tried to peek through the cloudy night to see the "Super Moon". Isabel had gotten me excited to see the "really big moon", but mother nature thought it would be funny to cover it it haze all night. Oh well. Our nightly entertainment was provided by the usual band and a NEW singer! (Video to come soon!)