Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Water ,Water everywhere

Ciejay and me got up early Sunday morning and decided to take a day trip , it wasn't planned , But  the trip was a water related day, We first went about 100 kl. up the road (323) to the town of Tong Pa Pung and went to the huge hydro-electric Dam and lake , from there we went to the Hindad Hot Spring , was this ever a great place, It's well maintained and they have 3 pools to soak in  Hot ,Hotter, and Hottest  and I do mean hot, but the great thing about it is the cold creek from the mountains that runs along side of the hot pools, after a time in the hot you can just slide over into the cold and what a refreshing  feel that is , I'm in whole body and Ciejay is just a feet soaker. We had a great time there and then we were hungry from all the relaxing and found this great little road side restaurant and had the best Pad Thai  I have ever had , we'll be going back for more .

 We then headed back toward home and when we got to Sai Yok Noi ,  Ciejay said "we haven't been to the water fall in quite a while  ,lets go there " so we stopped in Nom Tok and headed up the trail to the water fall . The place was packed ,and lots of folks were pic-nicking and playing in the water , kids everywhere  and having a great time , we soaked our feet in the small falls and just sit and "people watched" for a while , and enjoyed the cool breeze coming off the water . We did a little hiking up the trail to the place where they have one of the old trains parked and you can climb in and pretend you're the engineer , you know me  ,up I went , . After that we came back down the trail to the gift and food shops and we did our share of helping out the local economy, we got a back seat  full of snacks for us and our neighbors and , the one special thing I love is the fresh dried pork that has been sun dried and then deep fried , a lot like the beef jerky I loved in America. It's one of my favorite afternoon snacks , I eat it with sticky rice, it's to kill for . After spending all my money on snacks (that I really don't need to be eating )  we headed home. We had a great day and I was able to take a few pictures before my Sony Cyber -Shot gave up the ghost , I got 5 really good years out of it , and it was always in my pocket  and had fallen out many times and got wet and lots of other abuse, So it was about time , and YES  I'll buy another  Cyber -Shot. 
Hope you enjoy  the day trip post and the pictures.
Thailand is a great place to live and lots of fun stuff to see and do , and all in your "own back yard ", so to speak . I guess that's just another reason why I'm  "Retired in Thailand and Loving It."                                                                                        Malcolm


Harold said...

Yes, have a lot to be thankful for. Happy thanksgiving! Will you be having "sticky rice" with your turkey, or the more traditional mashed potatoes? [can you even get turkey where you live?] In any case, best wishes to you and your family during the holidays.

Regards from Ken C., California, USA

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

At first from the title I had expected an update on the flooding which we hear is still bad in some parts. I would love to visit those hot springs, we have some near us but to experience them in Thailand would be wonderful, maybe on our next trip.

Malcolm and CieJay Burgess said...

Ken, thanks for the read and comment. Yes we can buy a turkey at out local Makro , but the problem is we or 90% of the folks here don't have a oven , and the Thai's don't celebrate TG and they never had any pilgrams and Indians. I guess we cold deep fry one like I see on the net. but then Ciejay had rather have fish. ha ha. Also being there are just 2 Americans in our village and both are married to Thai's we just wish each other Happy Thanksgiving and let it go at that . I send cards and call family in the USA, and I am Thankful. Malcolm
Happt Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Malcolm and CieJay Burgess said...

Lindy , most of the flooding was in BKK and up north and now the south has been hit just in the last 3 days with lots of rain and there is major flooding there now , Thailand has had a really bad time of it lately and millions of folks are affected to some degree , our village is overrun with folks fleeing the water as their homes are all flooded, the same goes for other high and dry places . The main reason for our visit to the springs , was to get away for a day and forget about the news for a while . While we are doing all we can to help, we are not personally affected but we --(Ciejay has lots of family affected and a couple have lost their homes as has our Thai daughter and husband, keep Thailand in your prayers . And if you do get over again give us a call and we'll meet you at the Springs or water fall.

khemarat.kris said...

Happy Thanksgiving to the plethora of Americans and your families in Wang Pho. Good blog Malcolm..K & C

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