Saturday, July 3, 2010

FUN DAY AT THE ELEPHANT CAMP

TIME TO CHOW DOWN
BATH TIME

CIEJAY AND A TWO YEAR OLD BABY


SISTER SUE AND SON ALEX

ALEX TRYING TO DO LIKE THE BABY ELEPHANT

THEY HAD A GREAT RIDE

ALL SMILES AS THE ELEPHANT TAKES THEM FOR A WALK AND SWIM IN THE RIVER KWAI

IS IT OVER ALREADY???


WE'RE OFF


HOLD ON TIGHT!!!!!!

Ciejay and me have had family from the USA here for a week or two and we have had lots of fun taking them around the country . They have also had a lot of Sister-Hood time and during these times and I chose to stay Home _Alone , for my sanity, can for a minute you imagine being in the van with five sisters and a brother and all of them trying to talk at the same time (Thai custom ) and all in Thai and noone worried wheither or not you can understand what they are saying , pointing to , are laughing at , I can let my thoughts and imangination run wild and quickly decided to stay home-alone and not complain at all.
They have had a great time and I have really enjoyed the time I did spend with them , I really got to eat some great Thai food with all the sisters cooking ,gained 3 kilo.
Well their last day with us, I thought it would be a good idea to take them to see and take a ride on the elephants , my nephew ,Alex was really excited and kinda scared a little , we got there and took a few snap shots with the baby elephants and then they went for a ride , they loved it and I'm sure that Alex will remember this day and the elephant ride till the day he dies. A fun time was had by all. Took a few pictures and , hope you enjoy them
I sooooo love the elephants and love to visit them every chance I get , especially when I get to go out in the jungle camp and see my favorite elephant girl Moll- Lee . I'll do a post soon about her , I guess thats another reason why I'm sooo happy here in the LOS and to be Retired in Thailand and Loving It. Malcolm

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

great to have family time, Thai style.

You are wise to balance with some personal quiet time too ! Haha

Malcolm and CieJay Burgess said...

Anonymous, thanks for the read and comment , missed you , thought you had forgot me ha ha

Boonsong said...

Great post. Everyone looks to be having fun. You must be a good host.
Love the photos - especially the one of Alex copying the elephant. Excellent stuff.

All the best, Boonsong

LindyLouMac said...

That looks so much fun and exactly why Thailand is on my list of places to visit. We nearly made it this year but went to see the Terracotta Army instead! Maybe you have already seen my posts and photos.
One of our daughters did an elephant holiday earlier this year.

Anonymous said...

PS. Thanks for the heads-up Malcolm, and Happy July 4th to you too. Deep in your blood you are American, no matter where you live ; )

Lawrence said...

You seem to have had the best of both worlds during the family's visit, with the food and the quiet time and a shared trip. I guess if it's true you are still American deep down as Anonymous says(and how could you be otherwise), then being in the LOS is all about the best of all possible worlds, isn't it.

Talen said...

Great pics Malcolm...looks like all had a great time. I'm hoping to spend a week in Chiang Mai this year at the elephant nature reseve...tthey really are magnificent beasts.

The TEFL Don said...

Malcolm great photos. Don't you just love elephants?

So nice to see them in a natural environment away from Bangkok.

Martyn said...

Malcolm I'm pleased to read you and your family had a great time at the elephant camp. I remember the four days I spent in Kanchanaburi, great memories.

Mollie Lee is one smart elephant. Her warm goodbye must have had you smiling for a long time.

gudtymchuk said...

I will be retiring in North East Essan in October and I'm sure I will enjoy Thailand retirement as much as you.