Sorry, I have failed you all with a prompt update on our trip. We got back and all hell broke loose here and time got away from me.
What a great time we had in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Bangkok and then Khao Lak. Thank you all for your wonderful information, you were spot on with your recommendations and we couldn't have had a more wonderful time.
Our tour guides Sergeant Kai and Tong were wonderful. We all got weepy when we had to leave Sergeant Kai after being with him for a week. Sophia (our 5-year old) still talks about him 3-months after the fact.
I created a travel blog where you can all read the details of our trip n detail. I still need to finish-up Khao Lak, I will do that tonight. Here is the link to my list of blogs: http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/aj63/
I hope everyone is doing well!!! Thanks again all of your so much. I will check-in to help answer questions too.