Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SCC Update and Thailand Pictures

Did you miss me?  I’m back from vacation, but I am currently lacking sleep.  Jet lag after returning home on Friday from a 15 hour ahead time difference has really messed with my kids sleep patterns and they are keeping me awake for hours during the night.  I have been a walking Zombie the last couple of days.  This is why I haven’t posted earlier about my vacation.  

Quick check in for the Spring Chick Challenge.  I weighed myself this morning and the scale said 214.  Yep, that’s right I didn’t gain weight on vacation.  I’m sure it’s because I was sweaty all the time.  Haha.  I’m excited to get back into a routine with exercise and eating though and get myself losing again.  I’m not making an exercise goals this week because I’m just trying to function with the lack of sleep.  It’s all I can do just to stay awake during the day, much less exercise. 

Now on to my vacation recap.  Thailand was very pretty and we fit in a lot of things during our trip.  I will say that Thailand is HOT and STICKY all the time.  I think the average temperature right now is 90 degrees with 70-90 percent humidity.  Luckily there was air conditioning in the bedrooms so we could sleep in a decent temperature. Most things we wanted to do required a 45 min. – 1 hour drive even though they live on an island.  Lots of curvy roads in Phuket.  I will just provide some of the things we did with pictures.  Sound good…great.

This was a waterfall we went to which is only about 30 minutes from my in-laws house.  It’s called Lampi waterfall.  We waded in the bottom part for awhile.

We ate one night at a beach restaurant that is only about a mile from my in-laws house.  It was a beautiful night actually quite nice with the ocean breeze.  Here is a picture of my daughter with the sunset in the background.

There are MANY, MANY motorbikes in Thailand.  Some are even altered into side cars or food carts.  Here is an example of one with my son and Ohn who is a Thai translator for the church my father in law is a pastor at.

We went to this overlook called Andaman 360 where you can go up in one of these:

That is lifted in the air by a crane.  There is a 360 degree view when the crane lifts you up and I took this picture:

My in-laws watched the kids one day so my husband and I could do a tour alone and so we went on a speedboat to Phi Phi island and some surrounding islands.

We saw this big guy wandering the island.  We made sure to stay far from it though.

Another day all of us went on another tour that involved canoes and caves and James Bond Island. 

This island they named James  Bond Island because it was in one of the James Bond movies. 

So this is just a small sampling of the things we were able to do while in Thailand.  It was a good trip, but I’m glad to be out of the humidity.  I don’t know how some of you do it living in humidity all the time.


  1. How beautiful! What an amazing trip.

  2. Awesome pics and WTG on no weight gain. Win. Win.

  3. Looks like an amazing trip, those pictures are lovely. Kudos on not gaining while away on vacation, a huge victory!