So here's the post y'all've (try using that in Scrabble) been waiting for. We hope the 'teaser' posts kept you interested enough til we could put these up. Its difficult to describe 2 weeks worth of fun in a post... so here's the rundown using a bunch of pictures taken on 2 different cameras (see several posts below):
We went shopping throughout our parents' visit. You've already seen the mall with the rollercoaster. Here's one shaped like a pyramid with a giant lion outside. Go ahead, sing any "The Lion King" song of your choice.
Here's us in Chinatown (night of the infamous wallet incident) buying, as it were, a wallet- but the one I'm holding is an "original copy" Roxy wallet for my sis-in-law...
We ate a lot of food. We introduced the 'rents to several of the local dishes and had way too many MickeyD's stops along the way as well...
We had Sate one night with Abang and family and the Kings... sate is skewered meat fireroasted to perfection then dipped in peanut sauce... it is SO good!
Anthony, Abang, and Daddy had a contest to see who could eat the most sticks (for our Jax friends, think Monday Night at Gator's Dockside... I do believe 88 will forever stand as the record) Daddy won with 50 sticks, Abang 2nd with 45, and Anthony surrendered at 40...
There was no playin' up for the camera... that's real emotion shown on the face and protruding stomach.
Our Indian neighbors invited us over to their family's "Boxing Day" festivities...we ate there, and it was GOOD Indian food, but I thought y'all would enjoy a shot of our neighbor and her daughter...ADORABLE!
Here we are eating more Indian food- called "Banana Leaf" because, well, you eat off of a banana leaf. Here's Anthony's mom, Mary Lou, eating "roti tisu" a flaky desert with a sweet glaze poured over it... "Sedap!" or "Delicious!"
We drove up North for a few days for a "Vacation within a Vacation" excursion. We stayed on one island for a few days... It was here that the coconut-n-cameras incident occured. This island is also home to a rich British Colonial history.
We visited an old fort. It's no St. Augustine, but it did have lifelike replicas of fort life from the 1800's. Like this one here...
It was a fort so scrumtralescant, the man above could barely move.
Here's us atop a lighthouse. I have better pictures, but blogger has decided to put vertical pictures in a horizontal position... no matter. If you want the best view, you'll just have to come visit us yourself and see!
New Year's Day we woke up early- after ringing in the new year by watching several episodes of "LOST" on DVD- to take a high speed ferry to a neighboring island for the day.
This picture was taken from inside the air-conditioned cabin...it was much brighter outside...
We wanted to ride scooters, but our test-run of the 'motorbikes' proved not to be the smartest of transportation around the island that day- that gem of a story can only be told to you if you visit... as I must act out the entire ordeal to emphasize how funny it was.
But here's MamaLou with her helmet on before our decision to take a car instead... doesn't she look cute?
This island was one of the only places the 2004 Tsunami affected in this country. It has recovered nicely and the only big waves that day were from jet-skis whizzing by...
We returned home from our island adventures and vegetated by watching more LOST episodes and eating out. We think our parents genuinely enjoyed their tropical vacation- Anthony's mom especially because it was her first time out of the USofA.
We enjoyed ourselves and hope more of our family and friends will be able to visit us while we're here... jump on in the water 's nice!