Boat Cruisin’ in Phuket

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Soooo… when booking our trip to Thailand, one (if not the most) important attraction I was dying to see were the islands of Phang Nga Bay.  We chartered a boat in advance for one of the days we were going to be in Phuket.  Well, sure enough, the day we were to go out on the boat, there was a torrential down pour and our excursion got cancelled.  I was absolutely devastated.  Sat around moping like a little brat in our fabulous villa overlooking the ocean… I seriously thought my life was over. WOE IS ME!!!

Then, after hours of praying, the next morning I woke up and the skies were clear and the sun was out!  I immediately called the boat company and it was a GO!  Oh boy, did my bi-polar attitude take a toll on Husband… ha ha ha!  All was good in the world!  I was the happiest girl on the planet!  It was everything I expected and more. Hope y’all enjoy the pics :)

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^^ James Bond Island ^^

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^^ The floating fishing village of Koh Panyee ^^

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As this is my final post about Thailand, I wanted to post some pics of the resort in Phuket.  Trisara was pure luxury.  Everything about it deserved the five stars it was rated.  Each secluded villa had it’s own personal infinity pool overlooking the ocean, no detail was ever overlooked, and the service was impeccable.  I will be back. For sure. ;)

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And for the foodies…

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I might post some outtakes from the trip at another time, but for now, thank you Thailand for being the absolute best place Husband & I have travelled to thus far (and we have been A LOT of places i.e. Greece, Spain, France, Netherlands, Canada, Hungary, Mexico, British West Indies aka Turks & Caicos, Turkey, Italy, etc…).  We cannot wait to visit again in the future!

My Boo’s Birthday

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^^ a little birthday kiss ^^

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^^ some cornhole ^^

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^^ brews with the bros ^^

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Husband’s birthday weekend was one to remember!  In fact, Husband said earlier this week that he will not be drinking for a month, that’s how memorable it was!  Ha ha ha!  We had such a great time with our friends and my brother in law came in town from Miami to join in on the action.  We hung by the beach all day and had a nice dinner to finish the evening.  Our friends brought a PEANUT BUTTER birthday cake which is Husband’s absolute favorite flavor, it was a full-on fiesta a la playa!

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On Friday night we tried a new spot called Blue Agave where we had tacos and margaritas.  It was alright, definitely the hot spot in town because it was packed!  I’m a little critical of Mexican food since I was born and raised in TEXAS (yes, TEXAS has to be in all caps and bold at all times) and you know, my state is right next to the border so… yea, I’ve been spoiled with the best Mexican food on the planet.  Oh, and my family on my dad’s side is Mexican… so that adds something to my Mexican food snobbery too.  Sorry Blue Agave… but I will probably be back since the atmosphere was definitely fun!

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A few days before Husband’s birthday, my gorgeous cousin, Kelly, came to visit me from Chicago!  It was SO good to catch up with her and have some much needed girl time.  Kel, I hope you and Robert can come back and visit again soon! xoxo

Missing In Action

Y’all, I’m so sorry I have been MIA for 3 weeks!!  Summer is such a busy season for us & it makes it so hard to keep up with this little blog thingy… ;)  adding our crazy work schedule to our weekend beachin’ and my most recent trip up to Ohio to visit my grandma, well, there goes 21 days of July!  Oh, and my cousin Kelly is visiting from Chicago! Whew, what a month!

So I have compiled a few pics I’ve taken recently.  Some are from our 4th of July in Vero Beach and the others were taken at an outdoor concert event in Hamilton, OH.  I still have a few more things I want to post from our trip to Thailand, but I figured I’d take a break from editing pics and just post what’s been going on lately… Hope everyone has a great week!

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Elephant Trekking in Phuket

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best.day.EVER!!!

I can honestly say that this was one of the greatest moments of my life.  Climbing onto the back of one of the top 10 largest animals to roam the planet and riding up the mountains, through the jungle to witness landscape views of the Andaman Sea… wow… just wow! I fell in love with our elephant.  She was 55 years old, so sweet, and so gentle.  I don’t think we could have had a better experience.  The trekking company that we used was called Kok Chang Safari and they were phenomenal.  We set everything up via email, they offered transportation to and from our hotel (which was an hour away), and the elephants were treated like royalty!  When I say royalty, I mean these elephants get to roam the jungle, get a bath after each trek they go on, and get fed TONS of bananas every single day!  The safari only uses females because they have a better temperament than the males which, obviously, is a good thing…  Now, the guide did have a bullhook in case of an emergency, these are BIG wild animals after all, but he did not need to use it, not even one time.  She was very well trained, did everything the guide asked, and posed for some really great pictures!  I loved her.  Like, I want Husband to get me one for my Christmas/ Birthday this year, loved her.

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^^view from the top^^

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^^feeding the baby^^

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^^and feeding homegirl^^

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^^Husband got in on the action as well!^^

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So glad I was able to check this off my bucket list.  Hopefully someday, when Husband & I have little ones, we will be able to come back and experience this again.  It was truly amazing.