#86 - weekend of r & r in halong bay

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first view of ha long bay
WOW!!!  what a perfect r & r weekend!!!
we headed out early saturday morning on a bus for ha long bay.  very fun bus ride down actually - i kicked max's butt in connect four like a million times.  :)
when we arrived in ha long bay, we got on a boat to take us to our boat, the indochine.  as we pulled up to our boat, seriously, i was close to tears.  it was SOOOO awesome!!!  check out the pictures of it to see for yourself.  it was seriously so gorgeous.  the ship was gorgeous, the rooms were gorgeous & the BATHROOMS were gorgeous!  we defintiely felt so spoiled - it was great.
we headed up to the top deck & when i got a gin & tonic and was laying on the lounge chair overlooking ha long bay with music playing in the background, i literally did tear up.
getting on the boat to go to the boat
  i just could not believe where i was in this world & what i was doing.  it was a weekend i had looked forward to for so long & here it was.  soooo crazy!
the whole trip was perfect...we ended up having 1/2 a day on saturday, spending saturday night, and then coming back on sunday.  at first i felt like we could have stayed on there for a week...but it honestly turned out to be the perfect amount of time.
one of my highlights was going swimming! the water was definitely a bit sketchy, but i couldn't be in ha long bay & NOT go in.  i convinced max to swim to shore with me.  it was so fun (although max says he almost drowned).  anyway....then a group of us hiked up this tall mountain & had incredible views of the bay! 
other highlights were all the amazing meals they served, the yummy bottle of champagne we had, chilling on the deck & just appreciating the amazing surroundings!!!
as i said, the perfect r & r weekend!
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first view of ha long bay
first view of ha long bay
getting on the boat to go to the b…
getting on the boat to go to the …
craig & me
craig & me
maxi
maxi
our boat!!!  it was SOOO awesome.
our boat!!! it was SOOO awesome.
our welcome lunch - it felt so lux…
our welcome lunch - it felt so lu…
roomies!
roomies!
the girls - wendy, melinda, me & k…
the girls - wendy, melinda, me & …
attempting to do an in-room jump -…
attempting to do an in-room jump …
thurston howells
thurston howells
jumping picture on the boat!
jumping picture on the boat!
craig, me & max
craig, me & max
another attempt at a jumping pic n…
another attempt at a jumping pic …
the front of our ship
the front of our ship
hanging out on the deck
hanging out on the deck
bart looking sexy....
bart looking sexy....
tim!  your hair looks great.  :)
tim! your hair looks great. :)
brillo
brillo
our dinner menu
our dinner menu
ha long bay!!!
ha long bay!!!
ha long bay baby!
ha long bay baby!
our captain
our captain
of course i had to take over for a…
of course i had to take over for …
floating vendors....ritz crackers?…
floating vendors....ritz crackers…
rick, on one of many of his photo …
rick, on one of many of his photo…
she sells sea shells by the....boat
she sells sea shells by the....boat
the dinner table!!!  so fancy!
the dinner table!!! so fancy!
read the sign - not allowed to cli…
read the sign - not allowed to cl…
trash can.
trash can.
you have such a dirty mind!!!  it…
you have such a dirty mind!!! it…
inside the caves
inside the caves
wow - tons of boats
wow - tons of boats
max after i nearly killed him on o…
max after i nearly killed him on …
looks like im holding up our boat
looks like i'm holding up our boat
sunset
sunset
sunset
sunset
bart & wendy kayaking
bart & wendy kayaking
bruce & mary kayaking
bruce & mary kayaking
view from the top of a big hill we…
view from the top of a big hill w…
gorgeous view of ha long bay!
gorgeous view of ha long bay!
me at the top of the big hill we c…
me at the top of the big hill we …
group attempting the jumping shot
group attempting the jumping shot
love this picture!!!
love this picture!!!
me & tim.  so???? hows my hair???
me & tim. so???? how's my hair???
our favorite wine
our "favorite" wine
they are actually fishing for squid
they are actually fishing for squid
craig, how much do you love this p…
craig, how much do you love this …
ha long bay in the morning
ha long bay in the morning
hilarious description for deoderan…
hilarious description for deodera…
boat trip to caves
boat trip to caves
monkeys!
monkeys!
more tourists looking at the monke…
more tourists looking at the monk…
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photo by: Paulovic