a weekend getaway

We rented chairs like these for 30 baht (about $1). Sweet deal!

There’s nothing like taking a weekend getaway…to an island! This, my friends, is the island of Koh Samet. To get there, we had to take a taxi to the bus station, then a bus to the pier (about 3 hours away), and then a speedboat to the island! (The speedboat was totally my favorite.)
Because it is the rainy season, we didn’t know what the weather would bring us, but it only rained minimally, and the overcast sky was kind of a nice break from the hot sun. We spent our time relaxing on the white sand beaches, eating at fun restaurants, and catching up with one another after a long week of school. On Saturday night, we even got to see a fantastic fire show!

So, craziest thing, we met up with some teachers from another school in Bangkok, and as we were going through introductions, I realized that one of the teachers was actually a friend from high school in little Eureka, Montana! Hailey and I were shocked to see each other (and surprised we still recognized each other too). We had a good time catching up on the last seven years and hope to meet up again sometime. Too fun!

I almost didn’t go this weekend, because it always seems like there’s so much to do at home, you know, but I am sooooooooooo glad I did! (I’m realizing more and more that God knows what we need way more than we do!)

Enjoy the slideshow below. It’s all quite beautiful. As you’ll see, it’s the wrong season for bright skies and clear-blue water, but I’m sure I’ll see it in its full glory another time! šŸ˜€


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