Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Just a few pics from our diving...underwater photography is challenging!

Saturday, April 04, 2009



Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Oh the places we have been...

Well, we are officially on our last 24 hours overseas and will be heading home (long journey) back to the U.S. We are spending 2 days in L.A. with Amber and is Tyler's birthday Saturday so we are going to party! And then we arrive home Sunday evening in Mississippi!

We are enjoying Singapore...doesn't feel like we are in Southeast Asia anymore though. This is the cleanest, most orderly city I've ever visited. Did you know that gum is outlawed here? They do not sell it in any stores...only mints. And if you are caught chewing gum in a public place you are fined $1000. Crazy. So I have hidden my gum in the bottom of my bag because trust me we do not have $1000 left.

See you all soon! We can't wait to be Americans again!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Railey Beach!

the sand was blinding white, turquoise water and limestone cliffs

pool at our 'splurged' resort

Blaine now has the talent of folding towels like get ready future house guests!
We are wrapping our 10 week trip up! Have been doing our diving certification and now are Advanced Divers! Yay! We stayed 3 days at a beach near Krabie on the Andaman Coast...just relaxing the entire time...felt like a second honeymoon. Now we are on our way to the Similan Islands to get on a live aboard boat for 3 days to do more diving! We are loving it! More later...

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Elephant ride in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Tiger Kingdom, 30 minutes cuddling, Wesley they were not drugged or asleep (just blinking)

Waterfall in Luang Prabang, Laos

Blaine's daring video from our Gibbon Experience. Such a great time, zipping around the gorgeous jungle up above the forest. We slept in treehouses 150 feet above the ground!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Trip to the Blue Lagoon

Steffie/Blaine/Kate on tree swings
Our last day in Vang Vieng we rented mopeds and rode the 43 km loop to an amazing cave and blue lagoon. Blaine and a guy from Chicago we met (Shane) must have jumped off the top of the tree into the water at least 30 times! We even came back for another round at sunset after we had been riding on the dirt roads and got so dusty. It felt like a scene out of a movie, the crystal clear turquoise water, colorful fish and mountains all around. The cave was about a 200 meter climb up the mountain and we were really suprised at what we found--the biggest cave we've ever seen with beautiful formations, bats, and a buddha statue/incense burning to boot!
We have now split from Steffie and Linh Sa and are in Luang Prabang for a few days. Very warm here but nice and laid back. We fly home in exactly 4 weeks from today. Crazy.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

footbridge in Sapa

Halong bay

Linh Sa, Steffie, me and blaine in Hoi An
We are all in Laos now. Vang Vieng to be exact. We are going tubing on the river today amongst amazing limestone cliffs where there are zip lines and tree swings...should be fun. Tomorrow we are renting mopeds to explore the area and see some historical caves.
On our last day in Hanoi we went to the prison where John McCain was imprisoned during the Vietnam War...very interesting (and I don't usually like museums).
We thought you guys would like to see a photo of the 2 girls from the Netherlands that we've been travelling with for the last 2 1/2 weeks! But only 1 more day and we start going North and they go South.