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Friday July 6th We took the morning off for some recreation. We were at Chitwan Park. Unfortunately we were all rather tired and it was raining perhaps dampening the experience. The night before a tree had fallen on the main power lines and the a power was out to the whole area. It was hot, humid, muggy with no breeze and obviously no fan. So sleep was challenging and fleeting. We saw a cultural presentation one the battle sticks of the tribal heritage in the area al presented in their tribal dance. One dancer missed his parry and got beaned. We also went on an elephant ride. They strap a platform on his back on which we sit. The driver is on his neck with his feet behind his ears pressing, no pumping them like pumping the gas pedal when a car won’t go. From his back we saw deer and boars but no rhinos or tigers. Rajan wanted to take on the boar for breakfast. We were soaked. They also offer bathing with the elephants. You are on their back and they spray you. We passed on that one. We also went on a canoe ride in a real native style dugout canoe. Supposed to be lots of crocs. Did see one and many birds, cranes and a kingfisher, what a brilliant blue.

Leaving there we took a bus to Avocado. There was only standing room. Matt and I have to have along all our luggage for the whole trip so I had three bags. We stood with them for two hours then some got off the bus and we sat. But more came on so the aisle remained full. When we needed to get off I could not get through the aisle with my bags. People behind who wanted to get off were urging me to get going. It would not fit. Finally a person took my largest bag and passed it forward over the heads of people and I was able to gets through.

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