Friday, December 31, 2010


It's going to be a great year. We met Lola and Ivan in Bangkok and spent NYE with them at a great event

Having fun dancing later!

Carl and Lola enjoying dinner

Happy 2011 in the main square in Ho Chi Minh

Corbin and new friend Andy from Brisbane

Our New Year's Eve dinner was with a great group of locals and travelers from

Lola, Ivan and Angela at the BBQ Restuarant

A New Year's Eve Ice Cream Sundae

Cod with Tomato Sauce

Filet Beef with Veggies

Hot & Sour Prawn and Pineapple Soup

Cooking with Van: Lemongrass Fish

Cooking with Van

Our ingredients for the day

Enjoying complimentary evening cocktails in the Sheraton Club Lounge

A room of preserved animals specimins

A nice oceanic museum in Nha Trang

A fun trained monkey show

On the way to VinPearlLand amusement park

Scary faced Corbin

Corbin plays with his towel and the wind at the Sheraton

The tree of the Sheraton Nha Trang

A lovely gingerbread house in the lobby of our hotel in Nha Trang

We love row 1 of any plane!

Checking in at 6:00 am

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Santa found us on Christmas Day at the Intercontinental Saigon for a holiday feast. Merry Christmas to all!!

Corbin is a happy camper with the dessert buffet

The English Christmas tradition of crackers with funny hats has infiltrated Vietnam. When in Rome...

Dim sum, lobster, sushi and shrimp. Christmas is delicious.

Our cracker came with a toy and not just a goofy hat!

I'm SOMEBODY at the Intercontinental Hotel in Saigon

Ready for our big Christmas meal

VIDEO: A holiday greeting from the Haley Boys

Merry Christmas

Christmas morning means putting together new Lego

Opening a gift from Dad

A barely awake Corbin on Christmas morning

Cooking with Van: today's recipe is Pho, Vietnamese beef and noodle soup

Almost ready!

The best part of Pho is the stuff that goes on top!

Corbin eating our delicious work

Happiness is fish tacos at Gringos in Ho Chi Minh City!!

Terry chooses a tasteful grey suit

Getting fitted for a new suit for Dan and Louise's suit next summer in England

A little TV time

Christmas in Vietnam means lots of swim time with Louise and Elena.

And with with a little bead work from Corbin, the tree is finished! Merry Christmas.

Old man Corbin starts to add balls. Insert joke here.

Louise was kind enough to lend us her decorations

Houston, we've got a star!