The Rough Life

Sunset in Paradise

Our visit to Southern Thailand was very relaxing and at the same time exhilarating.

The beach on Koh Lanta

We spent a full month staying on the islands of Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi.

Dad and the boys

Paradise does not begin to illustrate the thoughts and feelings we share about this part of the world.  If it weren’t for the kids, I would move here and dive everyday.

Dive Site

I have put together a detailed daily schedule to illustrate the grind that we had to endure in paradise.

Our dive boat and second home

Owens’ Family Schedule

7:00-10:00 AM: Get out of bed.

10:00-10:30 AM: Enjoy buffet breakfast on beach.

10:30-11:00 AM: Put bathing suit on and grab book.

11:00 – 2:00 PM: Lounge on beach, swim, read, nap, play Frisbee, walk on beach, look for shells., or make sand castles.

2:00- 2:30 PM: Eat lunch.

2:30PM- 5:00 PM: Repeat pre-lunch routine.

5:00-6:00 PM: Take swim in pool.

6:00-6:30 PM: Watch spectacular sunset.

6:30-9:30 PM: Enjoy great Thai meal on beach with friends. The Massaman curry was incredible. Also, watch locals put on fire show every night on beach.

9:30-10:30 PM: Walk on beach and enjoy Super Moon or lightning show in distance.

10:30 PM: Put kids to bed.

10:30-1:00 AM: Read, talk to Amy and listen to waves.

Favorite picture

Next Day repeat schedule unless scuba diving which would mean getting up early and diving all day in crystal clear water with amazing marine life and great people.

Amy ready to dive

Nick snorkeling...little fish

Alex having fun

Tyler posing for the camera


Boys in the pool at dusk

I know what you are saying and yes life can be torturous, unbelievably difficult and demanding, but somehow we gather the strength to carry on.

Care free

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