My daughter Kate attends Purdue University
and each week she has dinner with a faculty fellow
and other students. This week the faculty fellow's
question of the week was, "What is the craziest
thing you have ever done?" Kate won.
Her answer? Steering a bamboo raft down a river
in a monsoon. And I was along for this ride.
We were in the jungles of northern Thailand, we
had just spent the morning riding elephants and
had a lovely lunch when we went to ride a raft down
the river to meet up with our driver. As Murphy's
Law would have it, as soon as we got on the raft
the monsoon hit. There were 7 of us on this little
bamboo raft, in torrential rain. They gave us these
goofy yellow party hats to keep the rain off us and
everytime we looked at each other we burst out
laughing. And the ride went on forever...
Pure unadulterated joy!
I hope to experience many more crazy
adventures with you Kate!