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Friday, September 21, 2007

Chang Rei

Sawadee Cop. Today we had a great trip to visit the hill tribes up in Northern Thailand. Shoshanna had a life dream of riding an elephant and needless to say we had a great time. Before mounting up we enjoyed a few quick pictures with the local wildlife. Shoshanna played with a very cuddly Gabon. Dad and I elected to instead cuddle up to a 200lb plus Python. I wasn’t too excited when his very heavy head started going down south. He was darn heavy and I don’t think I could have held him by myself. Once on the elephants I was startled when the guide jumped off and told me to sit in the drivers’ seat. I was even more startled when he was done taking pictures and let me be the “Mahout” for the rest of the trip. By the end I was actually comfortably tucked in behind his ears. A great day with unforgettable memories for everybody!!!


Ken & Crystal said...

Elephants, monkeys, and snakes, oh my! WOW!!! You guys are getting to do some really cool stuff! Ken's jealous of the python! xo

DawnJerrard said...

Wow! Shoshanna had her dream realised! Chad, you look good being a mahout!
You guys must have strong backs,
to take the weight of that python!!
He's a big "fella"!!
What an experience you're all having!!!
God bless,
The J's

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