Last week we got to go on an amazing vacation to Krabi, Thailand. We took hundreds of pictures so be prepared. :) Also, I will probably provide an annoying amount of detail. Not really because I need to remember these minute details, but because I know some people might read this who are thinking of doing a similar vacation and I want them to have as much information as possible. I know I always appreciate that when I'm trying to plan a trip! That being said, if you want more info than I provide feel free to comment and ask!
Our flight left on Wednesday afternoon. Thanks to Brennan's obsession with punctuality we were at the gate long before our departure time. :) But it gave the kids plenty of time to burn off some excess energy. Which they did by running around like crazy people.
And playing on the moving walkways. I find this video ridiculously hilarious.
Our flight was about an hour and a half, super empty and it all went well. We made it through the passport checkpoint after someone finally tore the worker away from the game on his tablet. Yeah, that was 20 minutes of my life I will never get back, thank you very much. There were lots of people waiting with signs saying which hotel they were from and who they were picking up. One of those people was supposed to be for us but none of the signs had our name. So we exchanged some money and looked around some other areas before we came back and looked more closely at the signs. Luckily this time around Brennan noticed that our hotel was on a sign with someone else's name. Apparently they forgot about us. So it was fortunate that someone else on our flight was staying at the same place and even more fortunate that we noticed otherwise we would have been waiting for an over an hour while he took them to the hotel and then came back for us. So whew, dodged that bullet.
Our hotel was pretty good. It's always hard to know what to expect. We got a pretty good Groupon for it, they had a pretty decent buffet breakfast, and there was a bed/couch thing for Tatum and they provided a crib for Declan, all free of charge. The pool was nice and the staff were all really kind. There were two separate buildings. The one in back and higher up the hill was clearly newer and nicer. We didn't get a room there but we were still pretty pleased with what we got. They also had a private beach club, but more on that later.
While we were eating lunch the photo requests started coming. This one group took a million pictures with our kids. This was only the start. I'm telling you if I would have remembered to hang signs on my kids ("Yes, you can take my picture. It will only cost 25 baht. (1 dollar)") I'm pretty sure we could have paid for our entire trip with the money we would have made off of them. ;) It was also another indication of Tatum growing up. She really hates it when people want to take a picture of her or with her. We have had lots of talks with her of when it's okay to talk to strangers and when it's not, etc. And this trip she almost always complied and occasionally even smiled for people. :)
"No dumping of any type"?