Sunday, November 23, 2008

Khao Yai (Part 1)

We are on a church retreat this weekend in the Northern part of Thailand. It's beautiful up here. Despite the fact that Matt has had some stomach issues, it started off as a refreshing, relaxing, wonderful weekend away from school.

Friday night, we had a service and then played games with some friends. We went to bed at a decent hour. Got up the next morning, Matt was sick, so he slept in. I went to the service which was really nice, then went back to the room to find Matt. He was feeling better. We spent some time hanging out at the hotel for a while... then, we found some lunch. Meridith and I ordered spaghetti with garlic, looking forward to some good spaghetti sauce with meat. Matt ordered frog legs. Meridith and I got our noodles with garlic cloves... no sauce. It was decent though.

After lunch, we walked around the resort grounds. It's really beautiful here.

The hotel pool. We didn't swim, but it's pretty.

You see these all over Thailand. Small shrines to the gods.
Most people add fresh food and flowers everyday. We walked up to this area after lunch. It was beautiful.
Right when I snapped this picture, Matt said, "An elephant!" We love seeing the random elephants around Thailand. I think most people get used to them, but we haven't yet. We still think they're pretty cool. So, we followed this guy around for awhile.

Because it looked like so much fun, we decided we wanted to ride an elephant too!
(To be continued...)

1 comment:

  1. "There is a way that seems right to man, . . . " Uhm, I can't seem to remember the rest of that verse. Hmmm?