Friday, September 18, 2015

Not everything is bigger in TX...


On more than one occasion, we have encountered small parking spots.  Our lunch spot was even smaller than these...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Day 7: Island hopping

After a few days of calling various people, Khun Top (The McGuire's driver and the man with ALL the connections) helped to get us set up with a private boat to go visit a turtle sanctuary, snorkeling, and all around island hopping.  We get there...and see this little dingy.  Oh boy!!!  We are all about to freak out.  Then a few minutes later...a much bigger boat comes.  We were all a little relieved.

For a total of $13000 baht ... give or take ... we have a nice boat at our disposal.  We went to three islands...got to spend as much time as we want at each island...and got to pick exactly where we went.  The boat driver had us all a massive lunch, water and soda, and fresh fruit.  We could not have asked for a better time or more for our money...

Island #1:



Island #2:  





Island #3:




 Simply...beautiful!




Thursday, April 17, 2014

Day 6: ATV trek, Thai cooking class, and Tiffany's

We started the day off with a 2 hour ATV ride.

We drove through pineapple and tapioca fields, ponds, and beautiful scenery.  

After a mad dash back to the house, we all showered and went to Happy Home Thai Cooking School.

Our kitchen station precooking


Waiting on Jason and Ken

Ingredients for Pad Thai

Plating my Pad Thai

For our evening entertainment, we went to the Tiffany show


And of course...Wezul had to get in on the act...by participating briefly in the show, you will have to ask him for the details.  Haha!  Too bad they prohibited pictures and video.  Then afterwards....









Day 5: Elephant trek, movies, and Mam's

Jason and Ken went on an elephant trek, ox cart ride, and a riverboat tour.  Maria and I watched two movies and went to the floating market.  This post to be edited at a later date once I gather all the pictures and videos back in the States...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 4: Animals galore...

Our first stop was the Sriracha tiger zoo...


Need I say anymore.  We also got to feed the tiger cubs...

We went on to watch a Crocodile show...but once you hold a tiger cub...it kinda pales in comparison.  Then we went to the Khao Kheow Open Zoo.  Here we were able to feed giraffes, rhinos, hippos, deer, and other critters....


This is one of the sweetest zoos.  Besides being able to get up close with the animals, you can either drive around in a golf cart or your car...get out at the attractions and walk up to the exhibits.  Then some of the animals cages are open.  All hey have to do is literally run and jump.  We still do not know how they keep them in.  Then they have the biggest aviary I have ever seen.

And this is just a waterfall they built in it.