2.20.2009

Hello From Phuket!

It wouldn't be a Perlman family vacation without a little last-minute stress, a lot of vomit, sleep deprivation, and interesting destinations.

We left our house at 9:45 pm for our midnight flight and were of course greeted Sheridan's proverbial pre-departure vomit. However, this time she gave us about a 25 seconds warning, which gave us enough time to pull the car over and yank her onto the sidewalk. For the first time ever, she didn't vomit on her clothes or car seat, but rather in a plastic bag we found in the back seat of the car. Matt showed signs of "going native" as he actually suggested that she puke directly on the sidewalk, thereby preserving our only plastic bag for later use... which we indeed needed mere minutes before we pulled into the airport.

After our usual pre-departure chaos at the airport, the Thai Airways flight took off surprisingly on time. Matt was impressed with the unusually roomy economy class seats and the full meal served. I was just happy to try and catch a few zzzzz's. Less than three hours later, our flight landed in Bangkok and we were whisked into one of the cleanest airports we've ever seen. Our two hour layover went by quite quickly as we lounged on the couches in Starbucks. Oh caramel macchiatto, how I missed thee...

Our flight to Phuket was quick and comfortable, and thankfully all 4 bags made it here safe and sound. The car hotel car service met us at the airport, and drove us the hour long ride to the Hilton resort. This place is HUGE ~ with several pools (one of which has a 100-foot water slide that the girls LOVED), large grounds, a beautiful gym, and the best of all, the kids club!

We spent the day eating, napping, swimming, and eating some more before it was time to retire to our room, get caught up on the time change, and plan out our week. There's so much to do, so much to see, and lots of relaxing to be had.

Here are a few random photos from our day. We'll check back in periodically to send photos and updates from our trip.




A little slice of heaven...






The girlies... one of about a fifty times going down the water slide



We really do need to take an entire family photo...

12 comments:

Tenakim said...

looks amazing- you all do! Have a great time- sorry it got off to a crappy start!

Mom24 said...

Have a wonderful time. It sounds absolutely fabulous. (Sorry, High School Musical's still ringing in my head. lol)

OHmommy said...

I love vacations... everyone looks so happy in the photos. Thank goodness for plastic bags.

I took a picture of all 5 of us on our vacay. It was tricky. ;)

3 Peas in a Pod said...

Yeah you made it!! God bless you for being preggo and traveling with 2 little girlies. Looks like you're having a fabulous time!!!

Much love from NJ,
Sue
xoxo

Jen said...

what a cool trip!!!!

Laural Out Loud said...

Vomit has turned into a regular travel ocurrance with us, too. Gabi gets car sick, plane sick, walking sick. You name it. Since I'm a sympathy puker, it totally sucks.

But glad you made it there and had a great time! The pictures look like you had a ton of fun!

Robin said...

I can't even tell you how badly I'd like to be in Thailand right now, aways from all the stress of my life.

Glad you all arrived safe and sound with minimal drama. Have a wonderful week!

Hairline Fracture said...

Have a wonderful vacation--I bet it is gorgeous in Thailand!

Mrs4444 said...

Everyone looks so HAPPY! You have such a beautiful family.

Simple Answer said...

How exotic! And I can't get over how great you look!

Crystal said...

I have stumbled upon your blog and have been laughing out loud : ) You have such a beautiful family!!!! My husband is in the final stages before going on the registry for a RMO position with the State Dept. I am excited read more of your blog and learn more about what our life may be like soon. I am so excited now after visiting your blog!!!! Thanks so much~ Crystal

Melica said...

Hey, Phuket is our choice for the location of our next vacation, so I'll have to catch up with you later and see what you think! We just got back from 13 days in South Africa and I highly recommend that too (especially as the babysitting is free and the big kids loved it!) I'll try to catch you guys on Skype sometime soon!

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