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Butterball in Thailand

Nov 26, 2008

Location: Phuket
Author: Monica Catalano
I love Thailand! Nice people, beautiful scenery, and two Butterball turkeys with Argo’s name on them at the local grocery store. While Kevin and I provisioned for our Turkey Day feast this morning, the rest of the crew headed to the Phuket Aquarium for a tour and meeting with a local operation called Green Fins. Green Fins does coral conservation in Southeast Asia and the students were given a presentation on the projects they are working on. Once back on board, we moved the boat to a new location – Ko Racha – where we will be doing some more advanced open water dives and celebrating Thanksgiving. We also learned some interesting facts tonight about the crew during the squeeze. For instance, Court used to make balloon animals when he worked as a clown, Captain Simon used to raise doves as a child, Molly skinned animals as a summer job, and Hannah has llamas that spend their evenings in the living room along with the rest of the family. Unfortunately our journey is quickly coming to an end, but I know our families will be excited to see us soon. I know I am excited to see them!