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Slip Slidin' Away

Today we found the Black Mountain Waterpark. It was outstanding! It's a brand new place and we had it almost all to ourselves. The waterslides were great and the place was just beautiful. A big hit with all three of us.

A few days ago we went to a little ""forest park" between Cha Am and Hua Hin planning to have a picnic, but we got caught in a torrential downpour while hiking on the nature trail. Still a lot of fun! There was a sign that said "Gibbon" with an arrow pointing down the path. Baylie and I cracked up because we couldn't imagine that the gibbons just sat around in the same spot all the time. But we rounded a corner, saw the Gibbon sign, and sure enough there they were just hanging in the trees right in front of the sign.

Speaking of odd signs, we often see yellow road signs that say something in Thai, then underneath have a translation that says "Accident Ahead". These are permanent signs, so I think perhaps something has been lost in the translation! We can't quite figure out what they are supposed to say :)

We have had a long time to notice tons of quirky translations, inconsistent spellings, etc. One little thing that drives Shawn absolutely crazy is the music. We hear American music everywhere; current pop, rock classics, oldies, you name it. But it is NEVER the original artist. Every single song is always a re-make. Often a very bad re-make, and almost always much more "bubble gum" sounding. It is bizarre!

Only eight more days until a 20 hour travel day...then Buenos Dias, Buenos Aires! Woo hoo Argentina!

Posted by Pelham Family 04:12 Archived in Thailand

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Shawn doesn't look like he had as much fun in the rain as Baylie did. 20 hours doesn't sound like fun, but it sure will be nice to have you a little closer to home. Oh, how I've missed you! xoxoxo

by MOM

The kids would have loved those waterslides!

by Kathy

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