Resolving un-met expectations…

Last weekend, we went on our first adventure into the nearby hills. One should always keep expectations low in these parts. I was expecting to find the ‘perfect spot’ for our family to hike to where we could sit and take in the beautiful view.

This is one of th dead-end trails we took on our hike that day.
This is one of the dead-end trails we took on our hike that day.

Well, it didn’t happen quite the way I had hoped. Once we got a few Km’s out of town I began taking smaller and steeper roads until we came to a dead end and the head of a trail.

Lucas awlays wanted to run ahead. I was a bit nervouse coz I didn't know if there were snakes nearby.
Lucas awlays wanted to run ahead. I was a bit nervouse coz I didn’t know if there were snakes nearby.
Veronica shared some goodies with the boys.
Veronica shared some goodies with the boys.

We walked about 200 meters and came to a house. The man sitting on the balcony directed us back the other way, smiled and waved. So we tried one more trail, which led to another dead end. So we decided to drive back home, having un-met expecations of finding a great view.

Magnus enjoys a short rest in the shade. Sunscreen is vital!
Magnus enjoys a short rest in the shade. Sunscreen is vital!
Finally, we got a fairly nice view from the Orange Cup Cafe.
Finally, we got a fairly nice view from the Orange Cup Cafe.
The open-air cafe had a corrugated tin roof as its covering.
The open-air cafe had a corrugated tin roof as its covering.

But on our way, we stopped at road-side cafe which had a huge orange cup hanging from the tree beside the road. There we enjoyed ice cream, ice coffees and a lovely chat with the woman who owned and ran the open-air cafe.

The boys share a yummy ice cream drink.
The boys share a yummy ice cream drink.
Everywhere you go in thailand, you'll find big green leaves!
Everywhere you go in thailand, you’ll find big green leaves!

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