The Eastmans Most Excellent Adventure Mike, Chris & Cynthia have returned from their surf 'n turf expedtion to Thailand. Week 1 was primarily spent in snorkeling trips from their base on Phi Phi Island. Huge coral, lots of colorful fish - parrotfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, long skinny blue guys - and giant clams were the highlights. There were some warm-up climbs on Tonsai Wall near Phi Phi town with the important lesson being "wait for the shade." Week 2 was spent in Railay Beach for climbing. Unfortunately, the Southeast Asian Climbing Comp ended the day we arrived but we were in time to watch the fire competition on the beach in the evening. Dum's Kitchen, Groove Tube, and 123 Wall were the favorite climbing spots. Mike and Chris were happy to see many routes with new titanium anchors instead of the rope anchors seen on their previous trip. Cynthia experienced climbing at dusk with diminishing light (go fast before it really gets dark). Mike and Vanda survived a trek through the jungle to find a nice bouldering spot. Chris's wife Lauren (the sensible one of the group) steered clear of the climbing opting for foot massages and banana pancakes instead.Looks like an amazing trip. We encourage any and all of you Touchstone members that have climbing trips, videos or photos to send them in. We'd love to feature you on the blog. Welcome back guys!