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19th March 2008

Question for Helen
Helen, Have you met any little kids yet? Do they speak English? Have you seen them play games like you play?
19th March 2008

Question for Will
What is the weirdest food that you ate so far? Did you eat a Jack Fruit? Is it better than a Dragon Fruit?
19th March 2008

Hello from College of Dentistry
Hi David What a wonderful experience you are all having! Your photos are spectacular !!! Please know that you and your family are my heroes !!! Take care, Dr. I
19th March 2008

Thank you so much for sharing and including pictures! Maddie is excited to see Helen and what you are all doing - she says Hi!
18th March 2008

Hi
sounds like you guys are having a GREAT time! Can't wait to be there with you! carly
18th March 2008

Wow...You should be a writer
Hello Hoags. I have been waiting all day for the new blog. How great. The photos are super. Tell Will that I love the photo of inside the palm tree. David having a beer is great as is the photo of Helen asleep at the table. Great shots all around. Tracy, you should be a writer. I know more about the Vietnam War than I ever knew just reading your blog. And you have such a flare. I bet National Geographic would love to have you. Can't wait to see you. Love, Mom-DeeDee
18th March 2008

questions
yes, Thomas -- I'm having fun. Caroline -- I've eaten rice, watermelon juice, fried spring rolls with pork, fried fish with sweet sauce, ginger chicken, boiled tapioca... all good. Talia -- this hotel is different because it is really nice. Our tourguide says that foreigners are treated especially nice... nicer than how the people who live here are treated. Weird. You have to use the room key to turn on the room's electricity. And they put a bowl of fresh fruit in the room everyday. We have to drink bottled water -- even brush our teeth with bottled water so we don't get sick. The ceiling is painted to look like a sky. Jessica -- It is not like I imagined it -- because I thought it would be like a desert and it is more like new York City, but much hotter and busier -- and the cable lines are impossible -- too mcuh to be true. Miss you guys. Will
From Blog: First Day
18th March 2008

Hi Patrick
Dragon Fruit is crunchy and sweet and sour in different parts. It is white with a lot of little black seeds -- that get all over your hands. We're being careful. See you soon. Helen
From Blog: First Day
18th March 2008

thanks for sharing
Hi Hoag family, I can't wait to share this with my kids. What an amazing adventure for you all. Keep up the entries, they are great fun to read. Nikki and family
From Blog: First Day
18th March 2008

It looks fun in Vietnam, Helen!
I love you, Helen. I hope you have a good time in Vietnam. What did the dragon fruit taste like? See you soon. I hope you will be very careful in Vietnam. Love, Patrick
From Blog: First Day
18th March 2008

Love the pics
Will and Helen look like two little Hannibal Lectors with their masks. Best of luck in the tunnels. "We own the day, but Charlie owns the night."
From Blog: First Day
18th March 2008

Viewing your sights
Thomas wants to know: Are you having fun? Caroline asks: What other foods have you eaten? Talia wants to know: Is the hotel like one you would visit in America? Jessica wants to know: Is it like you imagined it would be? Take care! Love, Grade 2
From Blog: First Day
18th March 2008

Hi!
Yea! You're there! We can't wait to meet up with you guys in a few more days. Any tips for the long trip for the kids?? Have fun and we'll see you soon!
From Blog: First Day
18th March 2008

So.o.o. wonderful
Hi Hoags. I am anxiously awaiting your second day report. What a great thing this "blog" is. Brand new stuff to me. I can just see Helen skipping along twirling her skirt, and Will wondering why everyone is looking at him. I am sure he realizes by now that the Vietnamese people are not used to seeing American children. I am so glad you are all there safe and sound, and can't wait to join you this weekend. Love you all, Mom/DeeDee
From Blog: First Day
18th March 2008

Awesome!
Keep up the blog... we love watching your adventure!
From Blog: First Day
18th March 2008

This isn't Ohio
Great to see your Blog .The kids should have a grand adventure. Be sure you try the mangosteen and rambutan.
From Blog: First Day
18th March 2008

Thanks
Thanks for sharing. I pray for a safe and wonderful adventure.
From Blog: First Day
18th March 2008

Thrilled to hear of your arrival!
So happy to hear from you. Sent it on to the parents. We will read everything tomorrow to the class!
From Blog: First Day
18th March 2008

Seriously, put that dragon fruit in the red bag and pull it out in the middle of a meeting at Hospice or something. I read your blog to the boys, Tristan wants more pictures and Todd says you guys look like you always ride on the front of bikes. Be safe and HAVE FUN! Maryke
From Blog: First Day
17th March 2008

You're there!
I am so happy to see that you made it alright! You sound like you are having a great time! Take care! Love, Miss Durbin
From Blog: First Day
17th March 2008

thanks!!
Thank you so much for keeping us informed. i think we are all living this trip through you 4 crazy people! We look forwrd to the next few entries!! Love, Liz
From Blog: First Day
17th March 2008

Traffic
Rush hour now will seem like nothing here! I remember traffic in Spain being crazy also! Có sñ vui ùa và an toàn. (Have fun and be safe.) What is the time difference?
From Blog: First Day
17th March 2008

Wow!
Dear Hoags - thanks for taking us vicariously along on this grand adventure! I'm very excited for you and praying for your safety and joy. Beki
From Blog: First Day
17th March 2008

I love this!!
So much better than a postcard. I almost feel like I'm there.
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17th March 2008

it looks like my home town to me!
I can't believe you are there. Hope you all are enjoying it.
From Blog: First Day

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