It was not bareback, God only knows how exciting that would have been, but I have to admit hanging on to that little bucket of a seat was enough of a challenge. I think that is why massages are so plentiful in Thailand.....you need one after holding on for your dear life. Thoughts of falling out of the seat and having to tell everyone swirled in my head......great motivation.
Now we have a few tricks......a little instrument playing, moving logs, playing soccer, and then they are going to paint....YEAH RIGHT. Well to my amazement they painted abstract and realistic......
The trainer stands to the side and holds the elephants ear.
I am becoming a real believer....
The only thing he didn't do was sign it ......unbelievable!
A few other pieces of art done by a fellow artistic elephants
This was my favorite.... From my inside sources, the trainer pulls on the elephant's ear directing
his trunk that is holding the paint brush. I'll have to try that.
Our last stop, a visit to the elephant nursery...... the baby was busy eating bananas but here is a pregnant elephant. This bit of information was filed in the back of my brain, an elephant is pregnant for 2 years......she was really big, 2 years??????
I just had to take a photo of this beautiful little girl who lived within the elephant camp with her family!
Another great day!
That's so cool. I actually rode an elephant as well when I was in third grade and my family took a trip to Thailand to visit my uncle. One of the things we did was an elephant trek through the jungle. Some of your pictures actually remind me a lot of the place where we were. It's an experience that can't be explained, but I'm glad I did it. Plus it was on my bucket list as well. Congrats on crossing something off your list.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing Jesse....one down any many to go!ReplyDelete