and... the beaches were awesome!
These boys were the cutest. The chunky one by my shoulder took a special liking to Scott. He launched all the boys off his shoulders and splashed around with them in the South China Sea. And then the boys brought me a "boquet" of seaweed. Too sweet :)
Oh there is SOOOO much more to tell about Vietnam. From the fragrances and crazy "moto" drivers in in Ho Chi Mihn City to the tailoring shops in Hoi An to the breathtaking Ha Long Bay and water puppeteering in Hanoi, I LOVE Vietnam! And to think we didn't even make it to the dunes in the south, or village town Sapa a bit inland. I can't WAIT to return to Vietnam one day!
And here I am by a Vietnamese bush. I actually remember thinking, "Mom would love this plant, we'd better take a pic." But see my face? While everything was absolutely fantastic, I still got tired sometimes. Tired of walking, tired of trying to speak Vietnamese, tired of people trying to rip me off because I'm white. Just to give you a little perspective.
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