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Coleen’s Travel Diary

Tuesday, 08 Feb 2011

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand

MapToday we were picked up at 6:45 a.m. to go to the jungle for a "Flight of the Gibbon".

What a great experience!! We were driven about an hour out of the city into the forest. Since we got to Thailand, we've been enjoying the heat. Not so in the jungle. It was quite cool, but cool is relative. After a few minutes walking and zipping, we were definitely warmed up.

You will see from the photos that we were outfitted with gear for riding zip lines. The day included 20 different ziplines through the jungle, as well as two rappelling lines. Initially I was terrified, but after a few, it was really great. When we got to the rappelling, I told our guide that I couldn't!! But he pushed me off the edge of the platform, and that was that!

We even saw a mother gibbon grooming her baby.


We met the most wonderful young couple from Australia and ended up meeting them later in the evening at the Italian restaurant they had recommended to us. We ended the day off with a great Italian dinner.

So . . . . . Terry decided to have a suit made while we're in Chiang Mai, and I've been avoiding talking about it. After four trips and numerous alterations, it finally fits! The first time he went for a fitting, when he put it on it was about 20 sizes too small! Almost as funny as the episode of MASH where Trapper John had a pinstripe suit made and the tailor made the suit with the stripes running horizontal rather than vertical! Final product looks great, but it took four fittings and a lot of consternation getting there!

That's all -- will leave the rest of the story to the pictures to tell!