We have been having the best time on this visa run. We have fed monkeys, got the boys their 6th passport stamp, and had some Kentucky Fried Chicken. I had big plans to explore all of Chiang Rai, but we have ended up staying at the hotel and playing most of the time. We are staying at Chang Garden family holiday park. We have a family cottage which is so nice and spacious, it has been nice to spread out, we even each have our own couch or chair in the living room! It has a kitchen, an A/C, and the hottest shower we have had in months so we are feeling pretty pampered. It is run by two very kind Dutch women who have been so accommodating and helpful.
our cute little cottage
comfy living room with an A/C
a king size bed!!! so nice and cozy and we just pulled in one of the twin mattresses from the other room on the floor-no one wanted to sleep across the hall alone
our little kitchen that overlooks a rice field
almost all showers in Thailand are electric ones (aka suicide showers), but this one is the king of all electric showers! it is digital and the water gets so hot and never runs out-i think it was the first time the water was still hot by the time I shaved my legs
Our hotel is 30 km outside of Chiang Rai, I was worried it would be too far from town, but it is actually close to all of the temples and the border of Myanmar so it has worked out so great. The hotel is built in orchard so we are surrounded by so much beauty and nature. Even though we love our little house the main reason we don’t leave the resort is because it has a killer pool. Peyton and Conner LOVE pools and I think would be happy if we never left our house if we only had a pool! It has a swim up bar, lots of seating and even a little kiddie pool.
super fun pool
playing frisbee with dad
a little playground at the hotel
Even though I am never surprised, I am always moved when I see it, there was a reminder of Trek as there has been every place we have gone since he died.
a white plumeria flower inlay around the edge of the pool
We have one more night here in Chiang Rai, with big plans to play at the pool one last time and maybe watch a family movie. The restaurant at the hotel is so cute, it is full of toys and games for the kids to play, I think we might have dinner here too. Tomorrow we head back to Pai, armed with 60 more days on our Thailand visa!