"'Cause baby, you're a firework"

He took the song "Firework" by Katy Perry way too literally

Can I get a light?

No worries,I didn't need eyebrows anyway.


Nice little beach near Ao Wai in Koh Samet


Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.


Typical coastline in Koh Samet

Small Island Pier

One on the few piers on Koh Samet

Monkey Island

As the boats pass by, curiousity gets the best of them

Fish feeding frenzy

Happy wife, happy life...

Don't forget to look down

Tons of tropical fish near a coral reef near Koh Rang

Room with a view

Not a bad way to unwind in the evening


Couldn't tell if the boat belonged to the Gumps


Safe to say that they did not advance to the next round in the spelling bee

Chef wanted

I thought we took this vacation to get away from work

Giant Jellyfish

Wouldn't want to get slapped in the face by this thing

Nature in action

This spider had no trouble finding its prey

Sand (Beetle) between my toes

Looks like we weren't the only ones trying to get a tan...

Buggin' out

Found this praying mantis walking around some ferns.

Power lines make a great hammock

This guy knows how to take advantage of the messy powerlines

Strike A Pose

This pair didn't want to miss out on a photo op

High Voltage Monkeys

Family of monkeys swinging from the power lines like they were trees with vines

Pool time

Rooftop swimming pool offers a great sea view

Here kitty, kitty

This cat knows how to work the hotel by meowing loudly outside the rooms for food

Water Lily Beefest

World's smallest bees going to town on a water lily's flower

Sand Crabs

These little guys are responsible for most of the small holes dug in the beach

Along came a spider

You can tell this fellow is eating well

Flying Ant

One of many insects you'll encounter in Koh Chang

Jellyfish swarm

Massive amounts of jellyfish in the water when taking a ferry to Koh Chang

Siamese Kitten

One of many siamese cats at Baan Maeo Thai.

Be careful where you point that thing...

Thai warrior statue with cannon (shot at a questionable angle?!?)

Gold Leafing

Applying gold leaf to the Buddha at Wat Bang Kung

Wat Bang Kung

Temple that has become one with the tree that surrounds it

Frame job

Window with a view...

I was framed...

Different vantage point at the temple ruins in Ayutthaya, Thailand

Thai Squirrel

One of the many criiters that live around the temple ruins in Ayutthaya, Thailand

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Ancient temple ruins in Ayuttahya, Thailand

Wat Phanan Choeng

Buddhists praying to a large Buddha statue while covered in the Buddha's cloth.

Snakehead & Duck Dinner

A few of the many entrees that we ended up ordering that night

Plah Yoo Yen Restaurant

Interesting statue to establish the restaurant's theme.

Panoramic view of Chao Phraya river

Room with a view, sort of...

Gideons beaten to the punch

Same idea, different religion...

Steelhead #2

3:00 PM 10/28/2012

Steelhead #1

9:20 AM 10/28/2012

Lady Gaga in Bangkok

May 25th, 2012

Lady Gaga in Bangkok

May 25th, 2012

Lady Gaga in Bangkok

May 25th, 2012

Lady Gaga in Bangkok

May 25th, 2012

Lady Gaga in Bangkok

May 25th, 2012

Lady Gaga in Bangkok

May 25th, 2012

Bangkok At Night 2

Another view of Bangkok outside our hotel room.

Bangkok At Night

View of Bangkok outside our hotel room.

Sky Train

BTS sky train filled with people.

5 Star Chicken & Duck

Some of the most delicious poultry you'll ever eat.

School's Out

The street filled with students heading towards the sky train station.

Flash Mob

Some type of flash mob or organized protest.


What you can't do in a taxi in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thai Boat

One of many boats on the Chao Praya river.

Chao Praya River

View of the Chao Praya river from our hotel room.


Group of teens at the Central Center Mall in Pattaya breakdancing.

Sepak Takraw

A few people playing sepak tekraw on the beach in the morning.

Street Sausage Balls

May buying a sack of sausage balls from a street vendor.

Food trucks are so passé

We don't need no stinkin' liquor license.


Bowling the day away.

Fish Foot Treatment

Tanks of sucker fish eager to stick their mouths on your dirty feet.

Scrap Metal Art

Scrap metal sculptures made from old motorcycle & car parts.

More Mangoes

Sticky Rice & Mango vendor at a popular night market in Pattaya, Thailand

Fish Feeding Frenzy

Thousands of fish competing for a piece of bread at Koh Wai.

Hung Out To Dry

Turns out that laundry day was yesterday and today is blowfish day.

Simply Paradise

Perfect getaway for couples.

Making A Point

Different perspective on a piece of bamboo driftwood.

Crystal Clear

Fine white sand and clear blue water at Koh Rang Yai

The One That Got Away

This isn't a Katy Perry song. Anyone who has fished has one of these stories...

Sunset At Sea

Sunset on the ocean while we were fishing.

Exterior Decor

A business on the Bang Bao Pier that went the extra mile to decorate their entry way.

View Point

Smiling for the camera at a roadside view point in Koh Chang.

Mangrove Forest

Mangrove trees in Salak Khok, Koh Chang.

Wat Salak Phet

Buddhist temple in SouthEast Koh Chang, Thailand.

Gold Leafing

After making a donation at the Salak Phet temple, we applied gold leaf foil to various artifacts.

Sewer Frog

After it rains, these frogs surface in the open sewers. They also make a sound similar to the mooing of a cow.

Jellyfish Tree Lights

Quite a creative lighting theme.

Palm Tree

This one seemed to tower above the surrounding trees.

Oh Sh...


Handicraft Street Vendor

Everyone needs to take a break every now and then.

Tents On The Beach For Rent

Accommodations are available for any budget.

Beach Bungalows

Nice set of bungalows right on the beach.

What A Cool Pool

If you couldn't tell, we really like the pool.

Go Fly A Kite

Flying a 6' wingspan kite on a windy day at the beach.

Korean BBQ

Charcoal grill in the center of the table used for Korean BBQ.

Playing around at the pool

Having some fun in the pool during the hot day.

Thai Spirit House

Spirit houses are a shelter for spirits so that they will not bother the living.

What the fog?

Early morning fog on the mountains in Koh Chang

Sunset on the beach

Another typical sunset in Koh Chang

White Sand Beach Sunset

Typical sunset in Koh Chang

Water Lily

Flower coming out of the water lilies

Elephant Bath

Thai mahout giving his best friend a bath

Rub a dub, buying some grubs

While shopping at a northern roadside market, my wife purchases some high protein snacks.

Topics in the Tropics

Enjoying the cooler temperatures found at the top of the hill

Thunderstorm in Wang Chin

Lightning strikes during one of many storms.

Fresh fruits and vegetables

The morning farmers' markets provide a variety of fresh items.

Thai handicrafts

Shop specializes in clay sculptures set on various natural wood bases

Northern Style Thai Food

Sausages filled with herbs, Jackfruit salad & various sauces.

May praying with two monks

Many people go to the morning markets to pray with the monks.

May offering food to two monks

It is customary when going to morning markets to offer food to monks before praying.

Indigenous Akha lady selling hillside trinkets

Often seen in the night markets in North Thailand are members of the Akha hill tribes selling goods.

Waiting around in the Incheon Airport

Waiting in the Incheon Airport for our next flight to Bangkok

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

Small Buddha statue near the outer railing that overlooks the mountains

Grand Palace

Bangkok, Thailand