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What we do and post about: hiking / camping / outdoors / skiing / ski mountaineering and touring / traveling Asia / traveling India / living in Thailand / teaching ESL / snorkeling / learning Thai
2008-12-09 20:09
And they are off...all of them. Due to the upcoming holiday (Songkran: Thai New Year), Em could only get a train ticket home leaving yesterday afternoon. With the parents flying out early ye… Read More
2008-12-09 20:09
Ron and Pat's Thai tour is finally underway! They rolled into Phuket last weekend, and we all spent a couple of days in Kata lounging under our beach umbrellas, enjoying the very nice pool a… Read More
Central Cascades Traverse
2008-12-09 20:09
The Central Cascades Traverse (CCT) has been high on the hit list for over 5 years. It began the spring of 2002 on a tour through various headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie. T… Read More
2008-12-09 20:09
Our last few days in Hat Yai were a whirlwind of goodbyes and loose-end-tying, punctuated by a crazy day of playing dress-up. Pitt had the grand idea to get us all done up in Thai costume an… Read More
Tropical Finale Ala Similan Islands
2008-12-09 20:09
The decision to splurge on the Similan Tour yielded great rewards. Not only providing some decompression time, it also gave us our best tropical water experience to date.We have finally upl… Read More
2008-12-09 20:09
The last two English camps were hot but successful - a heat wave hit Hat Yai just in time for Dylan's arrival. After two days of fun with the kids, we were all droopy but happy. Our going aw… Read More
Making Peace With Thale Ban
2008-12-09 20:09
For our third long weekend out of the last four, we loaded the motorbike and headed to Thale Ban National Park. Yes, this is pronounced like the terrorist trained posse from the Mid-East… Read More
2008-12-09 20:09
Final Visa RunA couple weeks ago I finished my last visa run to Penang, Malaysia! Ahhh, this still brings an extended exhale of relief. While Em has had an official "work visa" since Novemb… Read More
2008-12-09 20:09
A couple weeks ago my school started talking about a teachers' trip to Surat Thani. And by "talking about" I mean in Thai. "Teacher - go to Surat Thani" is about the only explanation I got… Read More
2008-12-09 20:09
Hooray for fruit! I came home from the fruit stand with a full bag yesterday - you're looking at $2.20 worth, minus the mongosteen I ate as soon as I got home.In the current round of politic… Read More
2008-12-09 20:09
While Trevor was having a look around the Jagatsukh, I was exploring my mind at a meditation retreat. Suan Mokk - a forest monastery in Surat Thani province - offers a 10-day session with in… Read More
Steep Mountains To The Thai Classroom
2008-12-09 20:09
Due to timing, we decided that our final ski trip would be up the Jagatsukh Valley. This conclusion involved carrying in 12 days of food allowing for many fun opportunities. So, with the… Read More
2008-12-09 20:09
My Grandma Nina passed away on Friday. She'd been out working in her garden the week before - finished planting the dahlias and moving on to the begonias - and had a stroke. Grandma was an… Read More
Front Page News
2008-02-13 16:22
It's been a while since we've gotten around to a post, but being on the front page deserves a mention. Scott Wagar from the Bottineau Courant (my hometown newspaper) did a very nice article… Read More
2007-09-20 00:02
It's official! We have our tickets and land at Sea-Tac on October 29th. There are definitely mixed feelings going home... excitement about seeing family and friends; re-emergence of food and… Read More
We ♥ Phatthalung
2007-08-22 23:54
When we first started planning a weekend roadtrip to Thale Noi in Phatthalung province, out came the trusty Lonely Planet. I went to the "Southern Gulf" section... no Phatthalung. Must be un… Read More
Railay, Krabi
2007-08-01 15:27
Thailand's coastline is famous for those crazy, dramatic limestone cliffs and islands that shoot hundreds of meters straight up out of the sea, and look like they should topple over any mome… Read More
In The Routine
2007-06-20 10:50
We feel as though our more routine recent lifestyle has lacked some of the sensational adventure we have been blessed to post so often the last year and a half. This excuse for not posting… Read More
2007-04-28 12:42
Quite a while ago, I planted the idea with Vanessa that she should come to Thailand for some dental work she's been putting off. A few months later, having secured a week off from work, V w… Read More
2007-04-27 08:37
Just returned from our first trip back in the hills of northern India and wow is it great to be back in snow country! I think Dusty summed it up great when she justified my sustained energy… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
It’s interesting how routes are created. The pre-conception for this traverse began on Glacier Peak in 2003 as Peter and I looked south at an obvious high route connecting The Enchan… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Yes, this is Thailand, but the Thais have never met a festival they didn't like, and there are a lot of ethnic Chinese living here, so they do it up pretty well here in Hat Yai. Chinese New… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
My Aunt Nancy passed away yesterday, Saturday March 3rd. She loved her church and her music, and was on her way out the door to practice before playing in a wedding. She couldn't catch her… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
The longer we are in The East, the more we appreciate (and miss) the easy access to wilderness found at home. The island of Koh Tarutao just gave us a strong dose of this love to roam aroun… Read More

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