i love a good road trip. growing up, many of our family vacations involved road trips. in high school, several summers were spent hauling a sailboat across the country to different regattas. since getting married, michael and i have continued the road trips. we’ve driven from coast to coast to see family. and after we moved to colorado, we made maybe a dozen trips between colorado and texas. so the fact that we’ve lived in thailand for 16 months and have just now taken our first road trip seems impossible. but – it’s true.
friday we loaded up the car – oh, how i was wishing for the minivan – and then crammed the kids in to any spare spot we could find. we hit the wide open road and headed to the “gateway to the himalayas” – doi inthanon. okay, it wasn’t quite 2 hours away, but it still totally counts.. we stayed in cabins at the doi inthanon national park – we had to have 2, since they only sleep 3. and it was lovely. a nice reprieve from the heat – up there it was 28 celsius (82.4 farenheit) for a high – it was 35 (95) in chiang mai. we played games, michael and the kids tossed around the football (american), i studied my thai and we saw several waterfalls. we have to go back because there are several things we missed. like the summit – and it’s the highest point in all of thailand, so we should really do that.