June 2013

Phayao Parade Weekend Run - 29th and 30th June

Members Jimmy and Rex, kindly offered to organise a "re-run" of the popular weekend trip held in October 2007 for our members.

Around 30 members and friends met l at 10 am, at J&N Autos on the inner ring road , where our host and sponsor Jimmy provided coffee, tea and snacks for our pre-departure breakfast.

Then we set off in convoy, a total of 10 classic cars and some more modern vehicles, at 11:00am, for a leisurely drive to Lampang, stopping off at The Riverside Restaurant for a delightful lunch.

After lunch, we continued our journey by the scenic Valley Route to Phayao, stopping at points of interest along the way, arriving at our resort, Northern Lake Hotel, for our overnight stay.

Dinner was enjoyed at a local restaurant in Phayao, before returning to the hotel for the night.... although some members found a local bar with live music to continue well into the small hours!

The following morning, Sunday 30th June, we departed around 10:00am, after breakfast, for a tour of Phayao led my Jimmy, taking in some local temples, and then left the area via the mountain route back home to Chiang Mai.

All cars arrived safely in Phayao and back home to Chiang Mai without any major problems.

Members and friends had a wonderful weekend away, and many commented about the lovely relaxed atmosphere of Phayao and its people .... a throw-back to the Chiang Mai of days long gone.

Thanks must be extended to members Jimmy and Rex for their excellent organisation of this most memorable weekend.