Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More India photos -- Ranthambore National Park

We traveled to Ranthambore National Park and went on two safaris. We were tracking tigers -- this is one of the last remaining places they live in the wild. Alas, no luck. But we saw endless monkeys and deer, plus eagles, parrots and parakeets, monitor lizards and lots of other little things. Beautiful place.

The hotel we were staying at had a pet elephant who was almost 70 -- who knew? Kids loved her and we spent a lot of time feeding and petting her, then got a ride on our last morning.


The real Crocodile Lake.

Oddly enough, spending time in this Asian wilderness
made me really miss Bolivar, PA. This photo captures
a bit of why that would be so.

These guys were leaving behind us, but we rode the same
type of vehicle.

Kids loved riding in the open air jeeps

Kids loved this elephant -- who is 68. They spent
so much time with her for three days.

Monkeys everywhere here.





Monitor Lizard

Last morning there we got a ride on the elephant we played with
for the whole visit.

Boarding the elephant.