When we were in Thailand we went ALL over the place! Since we did a lot of things I will break those up into different blog posts, but here is a quick over view of the trip!
First we drove to Vancouver Canada after Chris got home from work on April 10, 2019 and stayed the night.
April 11, 2019 we woke up at 6:00 AM and we caught a flight to Nanjing China. We left around 11:00 AM. The flight was around 12 hours. We kept the kids up late the night before and we had them sleep the beginning of the flight. (Melatonin for kids about .5 mg.) They slept for about three hours. I slept about 1 1/2 hours. Ryan played his tablet/switch and Lillian watched movies. She watched Ralph Breaks the Internet 4 times on the plane. I took Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches for the kids to eat on the plane. We ate plane food, it was gross. We also took a bunch of snacks, but we didn’t eat nearly as many as we took.
April 12, 2019 we landed in Nanjing China, had a quick layover, then flew to Kunming China (around 3 hours). We landed around 8:00 PM. After customs and other fun things, we got to our hotel around 10:00 PM. (We did have a free shuttle through our hotel). We walked around and found dinner.
April 13, 2019 We flew from Kunming China to Chiang Mai Thailand. Flight was about two hours. Had a quick layover in Chiang Mai, then boarded a flight to Khon Kaen Thailand. Flight was 1 hour. We went through customs, got our luggage, got our rental car and got to our hotel around 8:00 PM. Too tired to eat, just went to bed.
April 14, 2019 Drove to Roi Et, played Songkran. Drove to Yasothon. Found a hotel, played songkran, got dinner. Kids went to bed around 6:00-7:00 PM. They fell asleep in the car.
April 15, 2019 we played Songkran in Yasothon with Pee Nam. Did Laundry.
April 16, 2019 Went to Yasothon Toad, left Yasothon for Khon Kaen, went to Dino tracks. Stayed in the hotel we stayed in when we flew into Khon Kaen a few days before.
April 17, 2019 Went to Nam Phong National Park. Did a hike. Drove to Bat caves, came back to Khon Kaen hotel.
April 18, 2019 Left Khon Kaen and drove to Nong Khai. Drove up along Nam Phong National Park, Went to a giant Buddha on a hill, made it Nong Khai. Found a hotel and had dinner.
April 19, 2019 Checked out of Nong Khai hotel. Went to Sala Keoku statue park, went to aquarium, went to Pizza Company. We were only going to go part way to Loei, but this area was smokey and Loei had good air, so we drove the whole way. Stopped at the Sky Walk, Stopped at a Wat. Got caught in a storm, great drive! Made it Loei!!!!
April 20, 2019 Loei was even better during the day! Did Rafts during the day. Did bat caves at night. Went to Swensens! Stayed another night in Loei. Did laundry.
April 21, 2019 Went to a Buddha cave, did rafts again started driving towards Chiang Rai. Stayed night in Dan Sai.
April 22, 2019 Left Dan Sai. Went to Wat Pha Sorn Kaew. Went to Phitsanulok. Visited Chris’ old town. Saw Beth’s School, kept driving towards Chiang Rai. Stayed the night in Phayao.
April 23, 2019 Left Phayao. Went to White Wat, went to Khun Korn Waterfall. Found a hotel in Chiang Rai, watched the clock tower change and rode a tuk tuk.
April 24, 2019 Went up north to the boarder of Burma. Went to monkey caves. Went to the Cave where the Thai Soccer Players were trapped, mountain drives. Same hotel in Chiang Rai.
April 25, 2019 Got up early to trek with Elephants, went to long necks, epic drive. Same hotel in Chiang Rai. Laundry.
April 26, 2019 Took long tail boats up the Kok River. Saw elephants, saw giant snakes.Went to Chiang Rai Beach (Kok River).
April 27, 2019 Woke up in Chiang Rai, checked out and loaded up. Headed to Chiang Mai. Went to Tesco Lotus for some treats, ate at Pizza Company, returned rental car. Flew out at 4:20 PM. Flew to Kunming had layover. Stayed at same hotel as before.
April 28, 2019 Kuning to Nanjing (3 Hours). Left Nanjing and flew to Vancouver. 11 hour flight. Kids slept for 7 hours. Landed in Vancouver Canada at 9:00 AM, after customs, luggage, and getting our car we were able to get breakfast at 11:00 AM. Drove home, but it took awhile at the boarder/bad traffic. Made it home about 4:30 PM.
All in all it was an amazing trip! I loved having a car and going on an amazing roadtrip throughout Thailand. It was a great way to get to know the country and spend time with my family! We drove about 2,000 miles in the two weeks we were there!