Rafting & Elephant Riding
Trip Start Jun 12, 2008
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today we went on an excursion with a tour company that picked us up at 9am drove us an hour or so to the nearby mountains and led us down some pretty crazy white water rafting. the inflatable we were on was really small, it was just dave, kerry , our guide and I. A few times we almost completely submerged the thing. it was quite thrilling. then we rode a huge female elephant for about 40 minutes going up and down steep muddy banks ,and then fording the river.
tomorrow we ahve a down day and then the following day we booked a mountain biking trip. its a good thing chiang mai is the city we ended up having so much time to stay at because there is so much to do! it was between either spending another 3-4 days here or trying to push a tight schedule and get into laos for a couple of days, then hi-tail it back to bangkok for our flight home on the 5th of august. although laos would have been cool to see, i dont think any of us were in the mood to be throwing in more travel days and feel like we were being rushed everywhere.
my battery completely died as a result of takign video after video of the boxing last night. kerry was able to get a few pictures today of the elephant ride th ough. i'll be sure to post them tomorrow when we have more time : )