From Aidan: We had a day of relaxation. First, Dad, Nathan, and I went for an early morning beach run. Then we had breakfast. Mom got on me about eating healthier. Then we took the shuttle over to the football (soccer) golf course.
From Nathan: Football golf was very fun, because it combined my favorite sports: golf and soccer. On the course, there were unusual obstacles: a 3-foot ditch, a coconut pile, and a goal net. Dad played well and got the lowest stroke (kick) count for any American.
From Aidan: Dad is the new U.S. champion! He beat the record of 72 with a 69. I got 76.
Samui Football Golf mascot, made from coconuts
Aidan is sizing up his “putt.”
Aidan tees off on the second hole.
Nathan tees off on the second hole.
Neerav tees off on second hole.
Neerav gets some air on this “drive.”
Hmmm… how to clear the coconut hazard?
Nathan clears the net obstacle.
Despite her poor technique, Shellie clears the net obstacle.
Nathan makes his “putt” on 11.
Nathan’s ball lands in the coconut hazard.
In the hole
These bunkers are worse than the ones in Scotland!
Aidan makes it officially…
Neerav is the current U.S. champ!
Neerav basks in his glory.
From Nathan: In the afternoon, we went swimming and tried windsurfing. It was difficult to keep your balance, while trying to catch the wind. I fell many times in the water, though I did manage to windsurf for 20 seconds.
From Aidan: Mom and Dad attempted windsurfing. Sometimes they would get it; sometimes they wouldn’t.
We needed a dip in the pool.
Imperial Boat House Beach Resort’s beach
These guys do a great business on the beach: grilled corn on the cob or peeled pineapple for 50 Baht.
Fishing boats off Choeng Mon beach
White sand and clear water on Choeng Mon
Neerav attempts to windsurf for the first time.
Neerav falls with style.
Shellie experiencing beginner’s luck
Down she goes!
Aidan digging deep
Neerav getting the hang of it
Now Neerav is actually windsurfing.
And now he’s not.
Need… more… upper body strength!
Ok, Neerav, you can let go.
While, Neerav and I were belly flopping in the water, Aidan decided to do a beach photo shoot. Photographer Nathan was more than happy to participate.
Aidan begins his photo shoot with Nathan as his photographer.
Showing off his muscles…
Geez, look at the attitude in his expression.
Working the abs
Where is he getting these poses from?