He came back with – can you guess? Yes, more pictures of temples! These are the ones from his outing that I thought were blog worthy. He didn’t get the story on all the bowls, but they look like the bowls that the monks use (called alms bowls.) When we were in Thailand about thirteen years ago, we saw similar bowls lined up along a super long wall on the side of a temple. You exchanged your money for a handful of little lucky coins- you then walked along and put a coin in each and every bowl. They reminded me of interactive prayer beads, except the beads were replaced by the bowls and you walked instead of just moving the prayer beads one by one by hand.
Leaving Southeast Asia for good and heading to India. Will finish up posting pics of Thailand when we land. Don’t know how India’s wifi will be. Will soon find out. Namaste and Love!
There are ten levels and you have to hike pretty high up to get to the top. Number ten was our favorite. No one else was up there and we found a perfect spot to jump off. We walked down through parts of the waterfall and stopped at different levels for a quick dip and/or jump. You have to be careful of slippery rocks. Jesse slipped and fell with the camera bag. We didn’t ask him if he was ok- em and I just yelled “the camera! the camera!” He got out so fast and all was well! Then we laughed. If we had a camera crew with us- we could make lots of submissions to Funniest Home Videos (one of our favorite shows!)
I am not a big fan of posting pictures of me in a swimsuit- but the picture of me facing the waterfall is my new happy place! It was so loud and relentless. It felt like I was being engulfed by a water monster, but I felt peaceful. People make fun of me because places like Las Vegas make me feel calm. I have a lot of frenetic energy whirling around in my head, so when the outside environment matches the inside- it’s like nirvana!
These falls are located near Chiang Mai, Thailand. We got there at 4:39 and they were closing at 5:00. We ran as fast as we could and came to our own private little beach complete with a huge, powerful waterfall. It felt like you were in the middle of thunder- the massive rocks were actually vibrating. Daddy threw everyone under the waterfall (fun the first couple of times) and we swam and hung out until the sun started going down. Orange and gold rays were peaking through lighting our path back. We left feeling exhilarated yet peaceful. Life is good!