More carved elephants! The Mahout sold these through the gift shop, benefiting the Elephant Nature Park.
One morning, we got to visit a local primary school and I went in to see the kindergarten class. That is when a little girl decided to run around with my phone and document her classroom.
Cutting grass (ow!), monitoring my bruises from the Phonsavan trek, checking out the buffalo, more elephanty goodness. Elephant Nature Park
Digging holes to make fences, feeding elephants (that is a LOT of pumpkins), and did I mention eating really really well?? Elephant Nature Park
Views of sunrises and sunsets from my room, the kitty with the mustache who snuck in at night, the cat who looked like my own cats back home, the one-eyed, three-legged dog who led his own pack, Chay (our volunteer guide) making toast on an open flame for breakfast, getting nighttime lessons on the cruelties of life for elephants in many countries… memories of Elephant Nature Park
Washing copious amounts of produce for the elephants sometimes produced fun times like Mr Crazy Pineapple over there… there was also planting sugar canes and pineapples and everyone’s favorite, poop scooping! At nights, we also got lessons in Thai language and culture, like The Elephant Song (“Chang Chang Chang!”) Elephant Nature Park