Friday, March 10, 2006

Thoughts after the wedding

The last two days have been magical. On the day of the rehearsal, Nicole took Alex for a few hours to give Rich and I some alone time. Rich had his first Thai massage! woohoo...he liked it! We went into the little village and bought a few trinkets and then back to get ready for the rehearsal. Doing a rehearsal on the beach had some challenges but all went well and then we went to the pool bar overlooking the bay for a beautiful, delicious Thai buffet. Lots of toasting and very fun. Had some great conversations with some of the young people that will be traveling on with nicole.

Side note: Do any of you remember the 1970's hit song "Just call me Angel of the morning" by Merrilee Rush and the turnabouts? A remake by some Thai artists is playing every where we go here...so funny, I remember my high school dances...during the rehearsal dinner the bar was playing Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd and Michael Jackson...it seems so funny to hear those tunes here...

Yesterday the wedding was surreal...picture 50 people on a beach, torches, candles in the rocks, it was still daylight, around 5:00 -- the resort has a sound system on the beach so the music was hooked in through an ipod -- Erika walked in to a Dave Matthews song, not sure which one but it was stunning...the whole thing from the ceremony to the dinner following to the all out dancing party in the sand after...what a memory! Alex did his share of dancing! Break dancing in the sand -- such a fun night....

Today we are pretty much exhausted -- oh yeah, I fell down the steps last night..on the way down to the beach after the ceremony, I missed a step and have pretty skinned up knees and hands....makes for going in the salt water tricky today...

We are spending the day at the pool, just hanging out...tonight we are going to a bbq on the beach...

Alex was invited by one of the local families to come to their daughter's b'day party yesterday...I wish we could have gone...couldn't go because of the wedding...

Several of the local people came to the wedding...people erika and nicole met when they were here last year for 5 weeks and have hung out with since being here again...

I met several local people who told me they love my daughter!

Also have had some great conversations with the hotel staff...a few of them worked on Phuket and after tsunami came here...interesting stories...the staff here are so kind, they treat Alex like a prince...I'm not sure how he will readjust to reality!

Back to the pool...

3 comments:

Sharon Richards said...

So fun to read about your adventure :) Thanks for writing. Sounds like it was beautiful and alot of fun. Sorry about your fall :( Way to go, Rich, for trying a massage! I'm sure alex looked oh so cute dancing on the sand. Say hi to Nicole for me.

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dellis said...

You have turned into such an adventurer Rose, and to think just a few short years ago you didn't even own a passport!
Love your stories, and can't wait to see the new permanant aspect of your emerging identities. Did Alex get a power ranger tat? What did Nicole get?
The wedding sounded amazing. What an opportunity. See you on Friday.