Wat a Day

Day 84:  Thailand

Today is my favorite persons birthday, my grandfather.  He is the voice in my head steering me right from wrong.  We may not always see eye to eye on everything, but I love and respect him so much.  I don't know where I would be today without him.  He never ceases to amaze me.  He makes me laugh and has taught me some very important life lessons.  I wish nothing, but the best for him and I hope he has an amazing day today and always.  Love you forever and always, Grandpa!

It is my first real day in Thailand and I am in elephant heaven.  There are elephants everywhere and I am in love.  As you could probably guess.  Elephants are my favorite animal, but its more than that.  Elephants are my spirit animal.  I have a tiny elephant tattoo on my hand.  Every time I look at it, I am reminded to be wild and free.  They are beautiful creatures that express emotion like very few others.  Everywhere we went there were elephants.  

We went to several (10) Wats today.  Wats are Buddhist temples.  The spiritual energy at them is incredible. Wat a day it was.  See what I did there?  Despite the Wats being very spiritual with great energy, Brian and I had seen enough after our 8th or 9th one.  However, after a bird hit Brian in the head as it flew by at our 10th Wat, we took it as a sign and find some dinner.

We ended up at a nearby restaurant.  I ordered basil chicken, but it was weird and like no other basil chicken I had, had before.  The taste was good.  I guess authentic basil chicken is much different from Americanized basil chicken.   

After dinner we went back to our house and settled in for the evening.  I went to bed early, my body still needs rest and I am doing my best to listen to it.


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