Sunday, April 20, 2008

Turns out...

...I ended up riding an elephant tonight!

Yeah, super random. Some co-workers came over to the hotel for dinner tonight. I walked out with one of them while he waited for his car and there they were, two big ol' elephants! While taking the touristy photo-opp the elephant guy said "ride?" I said sure! I handed my camera to the parking guy and had him snap a couple pics! One of them even turned out!
Then the guy held out his hand and said "money." No question mark this time. So I guess he's only 2 words into his English studies so far.

There happened to be a wedding at the hotel tonight... So of course there were elephants. Seriously, these Indian weddings are everything you've heard!

9 comments:

Jessica said...

An elephant?! Matt, you are my hero.

whattherandi said...

Oh the old elephant ride. Someday I will get my chance to ride....

robyn said...

oooooh the elephant has his (or her?) face painted! so pretty! and i love the gold dome things on it's face.... do those come off?!
riding an elephants must be india's interpretation of a disneyland ride... assuming they've heard of disneyland... they have right?

Erin said...

I think that there should be more elephants at weddings... I expect one at yours. Just FYI :) Ryan says Hi Matt (well he didn't really say that but ya know... he's a baby and can't talk!)

Danny said...

I didn't know you were in India. Lucky.

Eden MaRee said...

Hey! You still Alive? Did you ever end up finding my parents? When do you come home? Be safe, I don't want to have to tell my daughter that her uncle Matt she never met was squashed by an elephant!

Love ya!

deanna said...

try an Irish wedding...
You look like you're living the jungle book on that elephant.
xoxoxo

the 84RKR said...

hey matt! looks like India is a blast! i saw a pic you uploaded on the News Feed today and followed it here... you're one lucky b

have fun out there, and bring back a bollywood girl! she'll love UT

Jared & Bryanne said...

Matte-o! You are totally making the most of your time in India. I am so envious! I love looking at your posts. We can't wait to hear about your adventures when you get back!
XO, Jared & Bryanne