Dog in a box! Chilln’ in the hut On the way to Tham Lot. Taking a beak from the winding road Tuesday hill tribe market Tuesday market machete man! The spiders here are enormous! Cave lodge Our hut house Sling shot at the elephant sanctuary Walk across the river to find the elephants Mama elephant Mama and baby bonding bath time 2 baths a day to keep infection away Having fun in the river These guys never get full! Teak wood hut So different from our hydrangea Pen Cave homestay Char and Mole becoming friends Happy New Year! New Year’s Eve gift exchange Lunch in Chiang Mai…we’re the only ones who don’t speak Thai! Our neighborhood Walk to the caves Entrance to Lod Cave The “crystal water fall” lantern-lit cave tour Cave fish Bamboo raft ride through the cave Bat caves Bridge to the cave exit where birds enter each evening and bats fly out Millions of birds spend at least a half and hour systematically pouring into the cave Somewhere between Tham Lot and Pai Never did figure out how to get all four of us on! Traditional New Year’s costume for the hill tribe villagers The daughter elephant is TWO months over due…she’s been pregnant for over two years! Sling shot academy Trevor reading while playing cards Their idea of a two lane highway. 2 cars cannot fit on this road! “Yep, I’m pretty sure we’re going the right way” Visiting the nearby hill tribe villages village school Wandered out to this Buddha on the Myanmar border Big Buddha Came across a family of piglets Preparing a New Year’s feast on the roof as the sun goes down Kids are getting excited for New Year’s Gift exchange New Year’s bon fire Flower Show Missed the OC Fair but hit the Chiang Rai one! Shrine to whiskey at the White Temple?? Pin Head Freddy Kruger and a Mutant Ninja turtle! Good luck charm One day will decorate a walkway at the White Temple …or may bedazzle a tree statue? For now he’ll live on a wall and wait for his destiny Bathroom sign/art Creepy! Can you find the decorated middle finger? Date day to the White Temple Which way should we go? both? Khun Korn waterfall Hike through the bamboo forest to the falls The New Year is over and the tourist have gone home so we can enjoy all by ourselves Yahoo! The duck who thinks he’s a chicken Our home in Chiang Rai Dinner overlooking the pond Pizza and beer at Singha Park When it’s raining and you’re traveling by truck bed In the US when you have two kids you get a minivan! Nee, our lovely host Charlotte feeding the duck/chicken who ate too much bread and now he can’t fly! Sunrise walk in the tea plantation Sunrise over Chiang Rai Our gorgeous view! Singha Park Very hungry Koi, Catfish and Goldie we get to feed every morning at breakfast Lotus pond off our patio School kids ducked onto our porch to escape the rain Weird seeing pay phones around Pet stores in Thailand sell chickens! Found an entire street of pet stores selling all kinds of animals Love all the bird cages hanging with the clothes Google maps said this is a road?? Blind musicians playing at the Sunday night market Our favorite digs in Chiang Mai Found a German Beer Garden in the center of Chiang Mai New luggage from the night bizarre All Asian Ronalds bow at the enterance Interesting place to dry nuts and beans Massage ally at the Sunday Night Market Fish face!