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    6 Day Road Trip To Chiang Mai

    On Saturday the 4th in the morning we set off for Phitsonaluk as a halfway point on our journey to Chiang Mai.

    The car ready to be loaded.



    Trunk filled and ready to pull out. Excited and must have had a shaky hand.



    We decided to stop and have a good lunch and get a blessing from a big monk in Nakhon Sawan, fine with me as I had never been there and it was a nice location up on a hill.

    A view of the main temple and a pretty cool observation tower.



    They finally woke up at the temple.


    Three hours into the trip and the family pictures have begun, from the tower.



    The view from the restaurant towards Nakhon Sawan.



    Looking due west, all of this was flooded.



    We decided to stay at the Topland hotel in Phitsonaluk as it was close to all the temples my wife wanted to visit. There are three shots and then my camera died. It remained dead until the 7th.

    Bedroom with a king, the kids were adjoining in a twin.



    The obligatory shitter shot, notice the telephone in the bathroom.



    Not much of a view but something.



    I am still trying to get the photos out of a freaking I pad taken over the next 2 and a half days, but I will get more up soon of our trip to Mae Rim and Mae Sa Waterfalls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    The obligatory shitter shot


    Love a good shitter shot.
    Cheers.

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    On the advice of a friend we booked into the Baanpong Lodge, what a delightful place it was.
    The entrance.



    The car park is below the lodge which is built up high, the owner and I looking down on the car park.



    A nice pool the bar and restaurant are off to the left.



    The owner had this tower put in for the internet. Free wifi, 10 on the download and 2 on the up, faster than I can get in BKK.




    The outdoor seating area of our bungalow, they were two stories with the loft up stairs being the sleeping area, and the downstairs for TV and relaxing. Again they were connecting rooms.



    Tea and coffee, mini bar, and a computer station.



    Nice shower but I forgot the shitter, it was nice as well.

    TV in the sitting area of the kids bungalow looking out.



    King size bed up in the loft, the kids had doubles.



    Looking down at the living area from the loft.


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    Great stuff AO, real thread with a good feel.

    Cheers.

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    Nice, AO.

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    Very nice. Thanks AO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    The obligatory shitter shot, notice the telephone in the bathroom.
    Very nice phone. Does it double as a bum gun or is that only available in hi so room

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    Thanks terry, we then took off the next day for Mae Sa waterfalls. I had never been in the wet season and there was so much more water.

    Level one of the falls we made it to the 8th level as there was rain coming and no swimming was allowed in the top two.






    The proud dad with his daughters, I turned 60 this very day.



    Level 4 you can see the amount of water, nobody would go in except these crazy Thai guys.



    looking down from the 7th level to the 6th, I think.



    There comes a time when kids grow up. " Look over there that is the birthplace of Buddah" after I got their attention in unison as so often with twins, yeah right "bullshit dad"



    The rare Luk Kreung monkey getting ready to use the vine rope swing she found.



    Nice shot of all the water. I had always been in cool season before so I was quite impressed with the flow.


    A happy man, my kids are still expert rock skippers.



    This one was taken by my wife's close friend with an I phone, dont say they cant take nice photos, I am getting this one framed.



    More to come as soon as we get the I Pad to send the pictures to my ubuntu system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Baanpong Lodge
    Never heard of it.

    http://teakdoor.com/thailand-hotels-...nkampheng.html (Review Baanpong Lodge Chiang Mai Sankampheng)

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    The obligatory shitter shot


    Love a good shitter shot.
    Cheers.
    Yes indeed. But this place is real swanky. No bum gun required. Just phone reception when you're through and a cute maid comes to wipe you up and down.
    Hi So living at its best

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    Hope that phone still works as if you are not careful it will fall in the toilet.

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    Great photos AO and the resort in Sankamphaeng looks great. Little bit confused though...... did you spend the 6 day road trip getting to CM going the Burmese border route through Mae Sot, Mae Hong Son etc, or do you mean you had a 4 or 5 day holiday in Nakhon Sawan and then headed off up for another holiday in Chiang Mai, with day trips to Mae Rim and Mae Sa? What am I missing?


    Growing Old Disgracefully!

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    Great thread and pics bro. More please!

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    spicy it was BKK/PIT the first night we stopped in Nakorn Sawan for the lunch and a blessing at the temple. Then to Chaing mai for 4 nights, 2 in the city and 2 out. Back through Tak on the last night. 18 provinces we think. LPG is great, not even 2100 baht for all that milage.

    Two days out of sync because of the camera problems. But they shall be corrected.

    Thanks nat, have loved your Olympic and London threads as well.

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    Nice read AO, you got a good Hotel too!

    last time we went to MaSai the Toilet was 1/2 a meter from the wall, Wife shops for the cheapest Hotel Im sure....

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    LPG is a buck a liter in Oz, my Ford pickup over there does 15lt/100km Factory Gas

    D-max here good for 7>8lt/100 on Diesel, $1 a liter here

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    WOW! A great trip! You are an awesome and wise man. You have a truly wonderful family. Soon those beautiful young ladies will be off to college and you and the wife will be alone. I think that you two will enjoy some great times even though you will miss your girls. Green inbound brother.

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    Always enjoyable to view a nicely put together photo thread where the participants are all in vacation mode and having a good time. and a nice trip as a birthday getaway. Happy Birthday again AO.

    Senior Moments are forgiven you know.... LOL/

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    Well done, AO!

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    Nice thread and some lovely pictures!

    Happy belated birthday AO...

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    Thanks for sharing AO +

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    Thanks a lot gentlemen, five nine is a lot different in numeric terms than six oh.

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    Thanks AO for the travel thread with pics ,, always enjoy them ,, its good some people on here make the effort to do them . I know its time and work to do so appreciate it .

    Your girls are truly blooming mate ,, beautiful young ladies , gonna be heartbreakers of the future no doubt .

    I agree with you about your iPhone shot ,, it sure would look great as an A2 size in your living room .

    Memories are made of these days , and I am sure you will look back in the future with many happy memories.

    Green sent mate BTW were off to Ibiza soon ( yeah I know even at my age ) and I hope to do a little travel thread about it with a difference ( can't promise ) gonna try me best keep your eyes open .

    Cheers Nigel
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    Lovely post AO....Congratulations on your 60th mate....our ages are very similar.....you may be a couple of months older..... You have a nice family so congrats on that also. I like good family shots and when I take the time to figure out how it is done on this forum I will post some on here also.....Maybe we could catch up sometime I am not far from Bangkok
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    Happy Birthday, Pops.

    It's good to see the twins are starting to have distinguishing features which allows others to tell them apart now. Until fairly recently, they looked identical to me.

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