Merry Christmas from Thailand!

We are in Phuket at the beach for Christmas. The Le Meridien resort has festive holiday lights and decorations, and they even had a Christmas Eve fireworks display – a first for us! We listened to Christmas carols, snuggled up reading the nativity story before bed, and Santa found his way to Luke with a … Continue reading Merry Christmas from Thailand!

Loving the Eles

We had a fun time at Elephant Nature Park (ENP) taking care of the elephants. They are very cute and you can pet them. My favorite elephants were Jokia and Maepurm. They are BFFs because Jokia is completely blind. She came from a logging industry and when she didn’t do her work, her mahout shot … Continue reading Loving the Eles

Understanding the Elephants

Elephants are the largest land animal in the world and they are fascinating, paradoxical creatures. While fiercely strong, they are emotionally fragile. Huge and heavy, but lighthearted and loving. And in Thailand, where they are the national symbol, the people have abused and tortured these animals that they claim to revere. We’ve learned so much … Continue reading Understanding the Elephants

Learning to Cook Thai

Yesterday we did a really great activity in Chiang Mai.  We took a cooking class to learn how to cook all our favorite Thai food that we have been enjoying here.  We chose the Zabb-E-Lee Thai Cooking School after reading about it and a personal recommendation (Thank you Erica!).  It was an awesome experience.   … Continue reading Learning to Cook Thai

Rutledge Academy

I’ve been keeping up with my schoolwork from Athens Academy, but learning lots of other things as part of my second grade. Daddy and I created a logo for my learning around the world. Here are some of the things I’ve learned so far: There are 1,500 species of fish in the Great Barrier Reef. … Continue reading Rutledge Academy