|We had booked an elephant trek at midday today so we pretty much just caught a late brecko and then headed on over to the 'ranch'!
No time was wasted and we basically just jumped straight on the nearest, unbelievably massive, elephant called "Rambo"!!!
We sat on the seat on the elephant on the way to the river which was about 2 foot higher so just the 14-15ft to fall then when the elephant goes mental (Em kept reminding me!).
Wish we had never watched that special on TV "When elephant attack!".
It was very surreal but also very cool, and after 5 minutes we we're totally at ease with it...ish.
The driver man did stop to show us 'tiger tracks' on the path that we we're on but then quickly changed that to 'dog tracks' when he saw the panic in our eyes.
About 45 minutes later we arrived at the river where we could wash/swim/drown with the elephant.
Em took the Generals position on the river bank to oversee the battlefield initially and to make sure it was semi-safe.
Being too exited (or stupid) I just sat there while the elephant dove straight in!!
It was absolutely amazing mucking around in the water with Rambo. He was massive (and even made ME look small aparently!) but very gentle. Ok I did almost die about 5 times probably but it was definitely worth it!
Em joined in soon after and was getting on the elephants back (like she so often does with me!) within minutes!!!
It was SOOOOO much fun man!!
For the ride home the driver man sat in the seat and me and Em rode on the Elephant. We were PROPERLY riding it!!
It did get a bit hairy when the driver man got off to look at some trees and the elephant started trotting away (with me and Em still on it but without knowing how to steer or stop it!) but he soon caught up and calmed half of us down.
We go back just before it started to rain and got a stiff drink to calm our adrenaline down.
Oh there was a really fluffy puppy there as well which Em loved and wants one of them when we get back too!
I can't really remember what we did for the rest of the day (probably internet, fud and a beer) but to be honest who cares!
WE LOVE HEFFALUMPS!!!