Chiang Mai day 2
Saturday, July 24, 2010-Walker
Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever
This is most definitely the city where adventures can happen.First day in the Chiang Mai we decided to check out what the city had to offer and get acquainted with our surroundings.Not to mention we were exhausted from our trek from Bangkok; so our options and energies where limited.Day two began with a six hour zip lining excursion.Let howme rephrase, the day began with four valium, two Breezers, a huge beer, and a car ride from hell, but it was fun nonetheless.I don't think I have ever been on a windier road, which makes it almost impossible to drink and hold oneself steady at the same time.Once we arrived, with our pilll/booze buzz, we were all ready to tackle these tree tops…until we got to the top.This was Kabes first time and the poor thing was shaking with fear.I have jumped out of a plane at 9,000 feet and she wasn't as scared as she was zipping through the trees.After her first go at the zippie, she was ready to roll.
Back up a bit, I'm forgetting about these ridiculous outfits we were forced to wear.First, and foremost, a camel toe can't even describe it.More like a moose knuckle.Gross, I know, but I have to give you an illustration of these harnesses.Then, to top it all off, bright orange helmets were strapped to our heads.Safety first.Finally, the best part, our high tech breakers (the things to slow us down when we get going too fast on the line) was a damn bamboo stick with a groove in it.I can't even tell you how many times I took out that poor Thai man who was there to catch me. For one, I was at least three times bigger than him, but also, I don't know how to break with a STICK.So I didn't even bother; I figured the helmet and camel toe would keep me as safe as possible.
Consisted of ATV renting and white/brown water rafting. More like cruising down a river and going over some rocks.Videos coming soon.The ATVs were AWESOME!!!!Now I understand what ALL terrain means.We went through rice fields, over rocks, through rivers (well,
HUGE puddles), up mountains, and on roads with cars honking and passing us.Highlight:after we were done with the ATV adventure we decided to mess around and do tricks in the ATV area.Kabes, showing off for the camera, was doing GREAT!Until she flipped her ATV and flew off it like a frog repelling from a tree.It was absolutely beautiful.All of it was caught on tape, videos coming soon.
The girls spent a long night enjoying the town and ended up finding the best bar around, so day four was just Court and I.The morning began with an elephant sanctuary and it is another highlight of the trip.This place rescues elephants from circuses and various other places and provides medical attention and a happy home for these poor animals.I learned so much from this place.Here are some fun facts: elephants die from loneliness, they sweat from their toenails, and you can tell if an elephant is healthy if it has six piles of poo balls.In addition, if you squeeze the dung, water should come out. And, according to survivor man, you can drink the water if you have no other resources.Elephants are vegetarians, so I can't imagine it'd be that bad.
The day was completed with two massages…one Thai.This is where they pop your back and put you in all sorts of positions that you probably shouldn't be in unless you are a yoga master.After that massage, we decided we needed a real oil massage because of how soar we were from the previous massage.That's the best excuse I can think of.
TATTOO day!I couldn't resist.Sorry parents, I think you should probably know now I coming home with a sleeve.Maybe.I can't help it, they are soooo addicting here!I'll let you play Court's game and then I'll go into detail about the tattoos we got.
I know Denmark will forever have my heart, but I did fall in love with my tattoo artist as well.Funny how loves can come in and out of your life on the road.We actually might go do a Burma run together and post up for awhile in Thailand for longer than I thought.
I've tried to get Denmark to marry me at least six times, even fed him twenty damn beers.Maybe it's time to move on…but I just can't yet.My next move, jealousy :)
So, on our way to Laos, then maybe back to Thailand to stay with my new friend.Who knows.Love/miss you all!