After 6 amazing days on the island, we said good-bye to our beach shack and headed to the big city. The last time we were in Bangkok we had Trek with us, so I was a little nervous to see how I would feel about it.
10 months ago in Bangkok with my little Trek
We have accumulated quite a few belongings on our travels. 4 suitcases, 3 bags, 2 boxes, and a guitar. I occasionally ship things to my parent’s house to store, like Trek’s things, and the boys’ drawings and clothes that are too little, but too special to give away (I am a big boob). I shipped the 2 big boxes ahead to Bangkok through the Thai post office. They were 30lbs a piece and only cost $8 bucks each! We have no idea what our plans for the future are right now, we are considering many options. But we did know we only wanted to go to Cambodia with one suitcase, so we could travel lightly. We are storing the rest of our things in Bangkok Self Storage for the time being. They had a great backpack/luggage storage plan.
We could have flown to Bangkok from a nearby island, but we wanted my parents to experience Thai train travel. It is our favorite form of travel, and Conner wants to live on a train:) We knew they were coming early enough, so we were able to plan ahead and book a 1st class car. We have always wanted to try 1st class, but they sell out fast and we have never booked early enough. There are 2 beds and one sink in each private car, they cost $80 for 2 people to go from Suratthani to Bangkok (about 12 hours).
rock-paper-scissors waiting for the ferry to take us from Koh Phangan to Suratthani
my parents at the Suratthani train station
Conner falls asleep every time at the train station!
the 1st class train car corridor
it was super tiny
and there were some weirdos roaming the halls
mine and Conner’s room
since ours was beside Jarrett and Peyton’s car, we were able to open up the middle divider and hang out together
best way to travel, snuggling and playing games
the boys brushing their teeth in the morning
and then acting like monkeys:)
happy to be moving on to a new adventure
sweet brothers hanging out together
Bangkok train station
our traveling family, ready to offload some stuff in Bangkok so we could travel with one bag!
it took us about 2 seconds to find the donut shop, a little longer than it takes me to sniff out a Starbucks
My parents treated us to a fancy hotel in Bangkok-it was seriously a HUGE treat! We were all freaking out, this is what $100 a night gets you in Bangkok-a super fancy hotel in the best part of town.
a bathtub! jump for joy!
The plan since my parents booked their plane tickets months ago, was to go see Iron Man 3. We headed to the mall as soon as we settled into the hotel.
and of course to get a Starbucks
since it was opening day for Iron Man 3 in Thailand, he was there in a cardboard costume:)
the spiritual house outside of the mall
heading out for dinner with my wonderful parents
cruisin the streets of Bangkok in a tuktuk
having a tuk tuk all to ourselves-smoochy smoochy:)
after dinner we came back to the hotel for a little belated birthday party for Conner, I am pretty sure this is his 4th celebration:)
fancy cupcakes from the cupcake bakery
The next night we got to go on a date! It has been almost 2 years since we have been out on one, so it was very special.
Peyton hanging out with Papa T while we were out
The cool/freaky channel where you could watch the lobby from your hotel room. We stopped by to tell the boys “hi” when we came back from our date
the breakfast at the hotel was AMAZING and included in the price-wattup!
a Thai ladyboy:)
hanging out at the mall with my mama:)
I totally need this statue for my house
Conner, Nana, and me hanging out at the hotel pool for some wine and a swim
we had such a special time in Bangkok with Nana and Papa T!