Happy Father's Day!

1179 father daughter2 So it's Father's Day.

It's kind of crazy to me how many kids my parents had. Even more so that my dad was our sole provider while my mom stayed at home with all of us as kids. Over the years he's shown me what kind of man to look for in a husband and even more how much I have to be thankful for.  I'm like him in so many ways and could not be where I am today without him or my mom.  I really do have great parents.  And over the years of my own ungratefulness and hormonal angst and negativity they've always loved me.

And I think they did a pretty good job raising me. :D

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* The first picture is of me and my dad circa the late 1980s. One of my favorites of me and my dad. (please forgive the poor quality.  I don't have a digital copy of actual picture handy.) The second picture is my favorite father/daughter picture I've taken over the years. It's my brother and his first daughter at the hospital the day she was born.

RPTE 5: Queen Sirikit Park

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 3: Bangkok

After our great foot massage, we headed over to the Queen Sirikit Park for some relaxation. We were in luck because that day was the King's birthday (December 5), also known as Father's Day. There was sort of a festival going on there. The park was beautiful. I took these pictures at night.

There were displays up everywhere. I'm not sure if this was for the King's birthday or for the Children's Museum that was within the park.

They had about three different movies playing in the park. We stopped to watch one movie about a girl who becomes blind. We started watching at the end of the movie and decided we make up the premise of the movie. This rebel-type guy gets his act together when his parents and sister are in a bad car accident, which takes the life of their parents and leaves the sister blind. While cleaning up his act and helping his sister cope with her blindness, he meets a wonderful women who is also blind and they fall in love.

This is my first Thai meal of the whole trip! (The airplane food was Japanese and American. The hotel breakfast is American). In the background is a big lake where they were having a water show much like at the Bellagio in Vegas.