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LAS In Thailand, Day 6

8 - Published June 7, 2011 by in Grow The Game, International

10:00AM – Doorbell rings. Time to get up.

10:10AM – Breakfast with the guys.

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What a place!

10:45 AM – Back in our hotel rooms on the 10th floor, packing our stuff up for an 11AM check out. We’re leaving the hotel by 11:30 and heading to Payu’s place to drop off our luggage. After that we’ll drive 1.5 hours or so to a beach town called Pattaya.

11:30AM – Checkout complete. Now in a van on our way to Payu’s.

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Payu's staff points us in the right direction (check out the t-shirt)

12:15PM – Arrive at Payu’s. The Team photographer uploaded all the game photos from last night, so we’re checking them out online.

1:15PM – Driving to the beach.

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This city is HUGE

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Our ride

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Vin Diesel in Thai?

2:30PM – Quick stop for lunch at a Thai restaurant on the coast line. Delicious.

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LUNCH

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So hot

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Met a new teammate along the way

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Connor and Glenn teasing the monkey

4:30PM – Stop at Koh Loy Park to check out a ferry ride to an island. Seems like it will take to long so we head straight to Pattaya.

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the crew

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Our other ride

5:00PM – Driving through Pattaya. Seems like a nice place for tourists…

5:15PM – We get dropped off at the beach. Beach chairs and Singha are delivered immediately.

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Getting dropped off in Pattaya City

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The Beach

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Payu pointing us in the right direction

5:30PM – Glenn, Dennis and Dan Helfrich rent jet skis. Payu, Vinnie and Dan Willson go for the beachside foot massage. Dave and I consider tattoos. Connor chills in the sun. Rory finds a new hobby: scenic photography.

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Getting ready to jet ski

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Connor and Payu

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Floatie anyone?

5:45PM – LAS tattoo outline is done. Don’t worry, it’s just henna.

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Traced from a GTG shirt

 

 

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So proud

6:00PM – Tattoo complete. Now on to Dave’s…

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Dave likes horses with swords

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Phil getting his tat

6:15PM – The jet skiers return with wave damage.

6:16-6:45PM – The renters want payment of 100,000 baht and Payu is called in to help negotiate. This is what happens when you let an Aussie, a German and an Indiana Hoosier go on an adventure together. Luckily Payu gets cost down to 12,000 baht and all is right with the world. For a minute there we thought young Dan H was going to be confiscated from the group as payment.

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"Those waves just jump up at you"

 

6:45PM – Ready to experience an amazing sunset?

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6:50-8:00PM – Dinner at a really nice food spot in the CentralFestival Pattaya Beach Mall attached to the Hilton Hotel, a complex owned by one of the player on the Thailand Lacrosse team.

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The Central Festival Mall/ Hilton complex

8:15PM – Leaving dinner and Payu decides to share a little bit more Pattaya culture with us. We go for a quick stroll down Walking Street.

8:45PM – Dan H nearly gets robbed while walking with his wallet in hand (Kidding). Rory saves the day.

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Growing the game everywhere we go

9:00PM – Leaving Pattaya. Phil asks what the name of the town was and Rory blurts out “Heaven.”

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Exhausted

11:00PM – Back at Payu’s eating Thai snacks and having one last drink as a group. Four of us are catching the 6:05am flight to Tokyo to SFO tomorrow morning. I can’t say I’m looking forward to 22 more hours on a plane! Then again, it’s totally worth it. What a wonderful experience this has been.

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