We were the first (OK, the only…)
ones in our group to volunteer for
the elephant ride up to the Amber
Palace in Jaipur.  Asian elephants
are a little smaller than their
African cousins, but still strong!
Our tour group for India – colorful in more ways than one!

We tried on the traditional turban and
sari, to see what it felt like to be the
Maharaja and Maharani (king and queen).
In India, red is the color of weddings,
symbolizing purity, beauty and fertility.