January 20, 2012

Chiang Mai, Thailand

"When we get to Thailand, I want to go to swimming school."

We'd been telling Kanyon this for weeks as we prepared for Thailand and on the first day we went. He enjoyed learning how to kick but since the water was quite cold (it is the middle of winter) the swim lesson was short. Add to the fact that Kanyon doesn't like water in his face and it's going to be a while before he actually learns to swim.

"We only have to wear one clothes."

Yes, Chiang Mai is nice and warm. The kids noticed immediately that they get to wear sandals outside and only one layer of clothing. We try to go outside often. Walking, riding in tuktuks (motorcycle taxis), songtaos (red pickup truck taxis), playing in the park, or swimming (again).

This is a calm season in our overseas life so we enjoy it to the max. We're allowed time to reflect and evaluate the semester while being refreshed in the warm Thailand sun.

Plus, we get to be around so many people that we only get to see a few times a year.

Please remember us and our friends here in Chiang Mai.
  • We're all adjusting to new foods and climate.
  • Some friends will soon begin intensive graduate school classes.
  • And others are making important decisions about their future plans.
More photos from the first few days are posted here.

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