Travelogue: Thailand, Phuket

Our final leg in Thailand was an all-too brief stay on Phuket. And, in fact, we had a very limited look at the island—the largest in the country—skipping over the (in)famous bits like Patong all together.

We spent two nights at the JW Marriott on Mai Khao beach, a 7-mile, relatively undeveloped stretch of the Sirinat National Park that spans the northwest coast toward the airport. Our one trip outside of the hotel took us to Old Phuket Town, with its beautiful Sino Portuguese architecture. Most visitors, however, would use the base to explore the nearby islands—from where we’d just arrived.

Here’s a look back at those last three days of our anniversary trip.

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Don’t get bent out of shape. (Caring for your summer hat.)

I have a weakness when it comes to hats. Which means, I have a storage problem. Currently, they’re stacked in piles, with ones that no longer suit me acting like a stand at the base. This actually works pretty well, but I’m always interested in ways to better care for hats.

Here are some tips for keeping your straw hat in shape…

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Happy Father’s Day! (& Friday Links)

Happy Father’s Day weekend to the handful of dads reading—which may in fact only be the three key ones in my life—Aron, my dad, and my father-in-law! As I write this, I can hear Aron reading bedtime stories to the kids, and I’m thinking how lucky they are—and how lucky I am. We’ll do our best to let him know this Sunday!

I apologize for the irregular posting of late—school is out and summer camps are not kicking into full swing for at least another week, so I’ve been keeping busy with the kids. The temperature is rising in Davis, so we’ve escaped to Lake Tahoe for the weekend. Next week—I predict—will require lots of swimming and popsicles.

Does it feel like summer where you are? Any special plans for Father’s Day?

Have a good weekend! A few links in the meantime…

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