thailand, day 3...elephant day!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thanks goodness it was elephant day! Pistismai had to go back to work, and Abby was distraught!

Here is the much talked about...Maesa Elephant Camp! Abby & Beks tell everyone that we got to ride an elephant in Thailand! They have told my parents this about 500 times. It was definitely memorable.
What is this, you might ask?
Our elephant painted it! And guess what, we bought it! Hmmm...Thailand isn't very expensive & how often are you going to get a picture that an elephant painted? The girls (even the big one) thought it was pretty neat.
About 5 minutes into our elephant adventure, Abby freaked out. The elephant came up to have her feed it bananas & got her pants dirty. The NERVE. :) So, from that point on, she was not happy!
Our elephant...Mannoi. Not sure on the spelling, but I am sure on the name. Abby will correct you if you get wrong! :)

The best part of the whole elephant adventure is that Mommy was the one who was nervous on the elephant. She tried to not be afraid, but the seat kept moving while the elephant was walking. Plus, Mannoi seemed to be having an attitude problem. Even though we knew that they were gentle & listened so well, it was still a little disconcerting to be up that high on that big of an animal. So, when Mr. Phanapoi got off to take our picture, Mannoi was not cooperating. That's when I started making the comments about being thrown to our death & being on the news after our children get trampled. Good times. Well, about that time Brad was wondering out loud what the elephant's name was. Our friend Mr. P answers him in perfect English. At that point, I realized he had understood all my comments under my breath & all the freaking out I had been doing. Pardon me while I go crawl under the elephant...
Hey there, that's MY man. :)

Lunch, baby. Mmmmm...

Uncle Kim had added excitement at this restaurant...the girls got to feed the fish & wildlife!

Our lovely table!

It's all much clearer now. Really though, we didn't have anything bad to eat there!
Apparently, while Mommy tried to get Beks to nap, Daddy, Abby & Uncle Kim went to see this...and get some coffee.
More fun while Beks was screaming until she passed out. Fun times.
We went to a traditional Thai dinner show--it was so much fun!
Abby & Beks would not sit down. They danced & danced. The girls got pulled out to dance, and guess who they HAD to have with them? Hmmm...I haven't downloaded that video footage yet. Can't wait.

So, as you can see, we had another grand day in Thailand! Stay tuned for tomorrow...


Anonymous said...

Wow! Now I really wish I had gone! I love to hear Beks scream! :) The elephant ride does look a litte iffy - interesting. Lunch looked a little interesting too - what was it?? Can't wait to see the video of the dancing! Abby had a great time no wonder she talked about this trip so much!

Amanda Evans said...

It looks like the elephant was pinching Brad's nipple, LOL! I think the story about the manhut knowing perfect English is priceless. Yes, go hide under the elephant!

Helen said...

I'm elephant colored with envy. So lucky!!!

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Brad, Brooke, Abigayle, Rebekah and Indy said...

Mom, the one picture of food was probably squid. That's what it looks like to me, but I'm old & forgetful. It was fried & delicious. That's all you really need to know! :)