This morning we were off on an elephant ride. Here are some of the village homes along the way. They are very simple with few furnishing, often a piece of cloth hangs in place of a door, animals live right next to the house, the yard is dirt and there is a hand pump for water-
We wandered around Chitewan National Park for about an hour, hoping to see a rhino, a sloth bear, or, if we were super lucky, a tiger. We didn't see a thing!
There were four of us in a basket on top of the elephant-
Our elephant pilot controlled Dumbo by pressing a stick on his neck-
Here come Greg, Alison, Corinne and Dennis-
There were close to 50 elephants lumbering around-
This one had a nice paint job-
It is very hot and humid so the afternoon was spent lazing around, enjoying our beautiful hotel. Saturday was another hot, lazy day but I did manage a walk to the river -
Lunch today was a first: I had a pizza with little chunks of carrot and cauliflower, chicken and some tomato paste!
This afternoon we had a truck clean and tonight will be relaxing.