The Yates Family

The Yates Family


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Elephants & a Temple

It was still raining a little this morning, but in hopes that it would stop we decided to venture out anyway.  My dream of snorkeling around Phi Phi island was not going to be possible as the weather was still not cooperating, but at least we could get out and explore more of Phuket Town.  We had a driver take us around the city & it was pretty neat to see all the sights.  Tenley really wanted to do an elephant ride & the rain finally stopped so we went up near Big Buddha.  We had a great time riding our elephant up to a lovely overlook that showed Phuket Town, Wat Chalang Temple & out into the sea.  We got some great photos that I'll post.  After the ride, we went to Wat Chalang Temple.  Very impressive building although not quite ancient.  We then decided to head back to our hotel in hopes that the sun might stick around so that we could have some beach time.  Sadly, the closer we got to the hotel the darker the sky seemed to get.  The rain mostly held off, but it was a couple of hours later before it would clear some again.  It turned out to be a beautiful evening as we sat having dinner in our favorite Thai restaurant & watching our 1st sunset here.

We are all excited about traveling to Bangkok tomorrow am.  We are getting closer to meeting Trit & I think we are all ready for that day.  Even Tenley said tonight that she can't wait to finally meet him.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Glad to hear you all are having a good time despite the rain. Riding an elephant! wow...that must have been amazing.

You know, if you say Phuket Town really, really fast three times you get some pretty intersting results (evil grin).