Hoping to post more over the next few days and get some photos up. We've been out and about from morning til late afternoon the last few days with lots and lots to report. Seems that yours truly, as always in a hectic rush to get out the door, forgot the cord that goes between the camera and the computer. So, haven't been able to download any photos yet. But, we're currently in transit between Chiang Rai (very north) and Phuket (very south, beaches) at the airport and I was able to quickly get online and we were able to buy a card reader.
If the reader works (always a crap shoot with buying technology-oriented products in a foreign country and the sketchy skills of me and Nick), I should get some stuff up later.
For now, I will just say that so far, this has been one of the most amazing trips we've ever been on and we are now in love with the country and people of Thailand. Let's hope that the beaches of Phuket keep that honest.