Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A View from and Elephant's Back

The one thing the kids wanted to do while in Thailand was ride an elephant. So on the third day we drove almost 2 hours outside of the city and went on an elephant ride. I think it is something the kids will remember for the rest of their lives. I mean, who could forget sitting on the back of an elephant, walking through a jungle in Thailand?



Matt, Chris and Sami went on the elephant ahead of us. So many of the pictures I have taken are from behind.


One of the neatest parts of the ride was walking through a small creek while on the elephants.

There were lots of pretty trees, flowers and other vegetation to see.

If you look real close you will even see a few monkeys in this picture. And yes, they are wearing shirts. Strange, I know. Imagine seeing a monkey running around wearing clothes in the jungle.



We did manage to get a few pictures of us front the front. And even a shot or two of Emily and myself.




Afterwards the kids were able to feed the elephants some bananas. Just a small treat for not throwing us off.

You can see many more pictures here. Just keep in mind it is hard to take decent pictures from atop a moving elephant.

10 comments:

Carey said...

That is so awesome! Why are the monkeys wearing shirts...are they owned by someone?

Terri said...

excellent! our minister and his wife just got back from Thailand (their son is an English teacher in China) and they rode on the elephants too. Looks like fun but just a little scary too, being so high up and rocking side to side as they walk. Great adventure for the kiddos!

mama2dibs said...

Well, that sure beats Libby's pony ride. :)

SuperMom said...

What fantastic experiences you're all having over there. Of course your kids will remember these days for the rest of their lives! :)

Maddy said...

Reminds me of a similar ride when we lived in South Africa.
Best wishes

Jill said...

Beautiful! I would love to ride on an elephant especially through a jungle as beautiful as that one!!

Melissa said...

What an amazing experience! I bet your kids were just grinning from ear to ear all day. :)

Ang said...

I know you miss 'home'..but wow what experiences your children will have for the rest of their lives...so neat!!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of fun, something I've always wanted to do.

Patti said...

Who put the shirts on the monkeys?