Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Family Reunion: Thailand

The Blasidell Family holds a reunion every two years. Reunions usually take place in home states. Previous reunions have been held in California, Iowa, Delaware, and North Carolina. This year it was our turn to host the reunion. Since we are serving with the Peace Corps we thought a reunion in Thailand would be interesting! But what crazy family would travel half-way around the world to eat, drink wine, and celebrate?

Well, 14 members of the family showed up in the "Land of Smiles, Heat and Humidity" to celebrate the meaning of "family". The first 4 days of the 11-day reunion were spent eating, shopping, eating, visiting famous temples (Wat Po and Wat Phraa Kaeo), eating, visiting the floating market, eating, visiting the Rose Garden, eating, and visiting the ruins of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam (see pictures above). We enjoyed spending time with family and are anticipating the next reunion in 2009! The next several sets of photos captures our time spent together after we left Bangkok to visit our schools and spend time at Cha-am.


At 8:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like you all had a great time, you did a great job with the blog!!!
love, RAMinAlta


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