March 2018

Sunday Luncheon Run : "Baan Paa Ing Doi" - Pong Khrai
Sunday 25th March 2018

Our thanks go to member John V & Khun Muuske for generously opening their hillside home 'Baan Paa Ing Doi' to us for our March gathering.

We had an excellent turnout at our starting point, Origin Swiss Cafe - so good that staff were run off their feet with drink & food orders! After a pre-departure briefing, we set out in convoy with Marc D in the lead, however were soon broken up by very heavy traffic & traffic lights on the Irrigation Canal Road. Planned regrouping points definitely helped, but the heavy traffic caused one overheating casualty, with the beautiful Jaguar S Type dropping out ahead of the Mae Rim Road. From this point though, traffic improved, especially once on the back roads heading towards the Samoeng Road & our destination.

The final hills section very close to our destination claimed a 2nd casualty - another, yet far more modern Jaguar (is there a message there?). However with the pooling of bottled water supplies from several other cars & a blanket to contain erupting scalding water, the Jaguar was revived & made it to our destination without further incident.

Views from Baan Paa Ing Doi were just a beautiful backdrop for our lunch. John & K. Muuske had set up tables & chairs in various areas of the garden & prepared a mixed Thai & western lunch for our enjoyment. As can be seen from the photo above, we were musically welcomed by students from the local school - just lovely. All in all, a delightful afternoon was had by all.

Photos courtesy of Steve Y : CityLife, and various members.