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Green View

Lori had Friday and Monday off for New Year’s weekend, so we thought it might be a good time to get out of town and spend three of those days on a lake about 2.5...

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Date Day in Vientiane

Unsurprisingly, the Monday after Christmas was not a national holiday here in Buddhist Laos. But as Lori works for a Belgian organization, and Belgium is one of those wonderful Western European countries that believes...

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Ban Haysoke

It’s late December and we’re spending a Saturday downtown working on our To-Do list in preparation for Lori’s parents’ arrival in early January. I’ve been wanting an excuse to come back to the Coffee...

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Kaeng Nyui Waterfall

A short drive east of Vang Vieng is a small cluster of waterfalls at the base of a ridge. The waterfalls, themselves, are modest, particularly in the dry season, but the hike is well…

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Best Photos of 2016 (iii)

Third and final installment of some of the best travel photography from our 2016 travel adventures in Southeast Asia, Coastal California, Belgium and the Pacific Northwest. [Above] H-4 Hercules (aka Spruce Goose) looking longingly to the skies, Evergreen Aviation & Space...

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Best Photos of 2016 (ii)

Second installment in a three-part series covering some of the best travel photography from our 2016 travel adventures in Southeast Asia, Coastal California, Belgium and the Pacific Northwest. [Above] Chanthabuly (Vientiane, Laos). [Above] The hauntingly blue shoreline of Crater...

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Best Photos of 2016 (i)

Happy New Year! First in a three-part series covering some of the best travel photography from our 2016 travel adventures in Southeast Asia, Coastal California, Belgium and the Pacific Northwest. First up, [Above] Crater Lake National Park (Southern Oregon,...

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Christmastime in Laos

Christmastime has been an unexpectedly bizarre time in Vientiane. We knew full and well that Laos was a predominately Buddhist country before moving here, and consequently assumed that our observance of Jesus’ birthday would be a sideline...

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Daily Life, December 2016

Look who decided to drop by for the holidays! Seven weeks later than expected, but better late than never, I suppose. We were quite fortunate that Lori’s employer covers freight to the post country, and...

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Noe at 6 Months!

Halfway to one year! Developmental milestones this month have been more of a progression than previous months. Lately, it’s more like we’ll notice him doing something he’s always done, but just a bit better than…