Costa Rica: Last Day

Costa Rica: Last Day

Funny – I ended the last post with our drive, but now we’re still driving! Despite the paved roads, it was slow going for a bit because Yen was taking photos every five minutes. At last we came down the…

Costa Rica: Monteverde

Costa Rica: Monteverde

When you saw us last, we were leaving La Fortuna and heading up to the cloud forest. But it was a long journey and we really needed sustenance. There weren’t a lot of choices, but we found a nice little…

Costa Rica: La Paz and La Fortuna

Costa Rica: La Paz and La Fortuna

I was pretty nervous when we got on the plane headed to Panama. No, not a secret fear of flying (although I do have that). This was terror because it was an older plane and didn’t have TVs in each…

Amsterdam 2019

Amsterdam 2019

You can come out, Mina! The Netherlands is very nice. You’re going to love it! And it has BIKES! This is the small city where we’re staying, Haarlem. It’s just a 15-minute train ride from central Amsterdam, but we thought…

Paris 2019

Paris 2019

As usual, Yen cleared his camera before we left. But then I put Mina in these overalls and he really had no choice. And then we decided to go for a little hike at Ward Reservation. The kids inherited my…

Weekend in New Hampshire

Weekend in New Hampshire

Technically this is June 28 – July 23, 2019. But you’ll see that it’s going to be dominated by our visit to the White Mountains last weekend. But first, let’s celebrate Mina’s half-birthday and get a little exercise. The kids…

Florida

Florida

You might well ask what kind of mad people would choose to vacation in Florida in June. These are the faces of mad ladies and gentlemen: Well, Ba Noi isn’t crazy – she stayed safe and sound in Massachusetts. But…

Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island

Our original plan for winter vacation this year was Sedona. We were going to spend the week hiking and getting warm. But you might remember that we hiked in a canyon near Vegas, and that the kids spent the whole hike…

Hilton Head Island Beach

We’re on Hilton Head Island for a week of getting warm. We deserve it! Last week the entire house had the flu – I missed three days of work, and really should have stayed home on the fourth as well….

Vegas, Baby!

Vegas, Baby!

If you’re going to go on vacation, you’d better start training early. I’m not sure what Mina had planned for Vegas, but she looks ready for anything. She has also learned that vacation involves photos. Lots and lots of photos….

The Trans Take London: Day 7

The Trans Take London: Day 7

Last and final day. Our flight wasn’t until the afternoon, so we wandered around a bit in the morning. Poor Yen. He wanted to see Big Ben again, but it’s covered in scaffolding! Here was our destination: the Eye. Linus…

The Trans Take London: Day 6

The Trans Take London: Day 6

Coincidence is a crazy thing. My friend Douglas (who grew up in Scotland but now lives in Singapore) decided to come to the UK to visit his family at the same time we planned this little getaway. Naturally we had…

The Trans Take London: Day 5

The Trans Take London: Day 5

After four days of running around London, we decided it was time for a little fresh air. We hopped on the tube for a very long ride – long enough that the kids changed seats at least a dozen times….

The Trans Take London: Day 4

The Trans Take London: Day 4

By Day 4, Mina was a pro with the bus system. She’s used to subways because Yen takes the kids to Boston frequently. Buses were new, though, but she got them down right away. I think she was a little…

The Trans Take London: Day 3

The Trans Take London: Day 3

Up and at ’em! We’re off to visit the Thames. Wait. There’s a fountain. Everyone stop and look at it! I believe I complained in the last post about the number of private parks in London. I really shouldn’t have,…