Planes, Trains, Automobiles and elephants?

DSC_2047Planes, Trains, Automobiles (actually taxis), Buss, Tuk Tuks and Rickshaws, Boats of all sizes, my Keen’s and now an Elephant…DSC_2012

North of the city of Chiang Mai I had my first ride on an elephant though the jungles of Thailand!  It was very cool, but I felt very sad for the poor girl having to lug my fat ass up a few of the hills.

I can check the Elephant off the bucket list, but that still leaves a Camel and ostrichP1040569


Did you know elephants could play Soccer, until today I didn’t!  I watched two elephant take shots on a 3rd ‘Keeper” elephant!  Maggie you would have been impressed by the “Keeper” elephant’s ability to move quickly and actually stop some of the kicks from the other two!  DSC_2036 DSC_2028 DSC_2022

About JSH

There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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2 Responses to Planes, Trains, Automobiles and elephants?

  1. Anne says:

    Aren’t you having a good time!
    Tigers AND elephants.

  2. Corinne says:

    Ok, this part of your trip I can handle!!! Wasn’t really a fan of sleeping in the back of random pick up trucks. Riding an elephant is on my bucket list too- have to do it in Mom’s honor!

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