Today was so rad! Literally one of the craziest days of my life. We came down to Chiang Mai this morning bright & early. We arranged a hike to a waterfall with a former branch president. Well he invited us so we planned to meet at the church, he was late so we got lunch real quick & walked the streets before heading back to the church. FINALLY we got on our way. 13 of us jammed in the bed of a truck cruising down the streets. Literally cruising. He (former branch president) was driving so fast! Like unsafe fast for all of us in the back. I was a bit terrified. Oh yeah, there's no speed limits here. We were driving on the highway going at least 65. I thought I was gonna fly out. Then it started to rain so hard, it was like pelting our skin. It was so funny we were all dying laughing. As we kept driving the scenery was amazing. We were driving through the jungle. So green! The further we got in the more beautiful it became. We drove past some elephants on the side of the ride & it made me so pumped for next weekend when we get to ride the Ellie's. Anyways so were driving through this windy jungle road & then we stopped to pick up a UVU tour group to join us on our adventure. We had no idea this was happening, next thing we knew 21 of us were crammed in the back of the truck!!! It was so insane. He was driving so fast. People were just laughing at us as we drove by! We finally got to our destination. He took us down this basically vertical mud slide hill with only small bamboo shoots to hold on to. By this point we were covered in mud! We then trudged through a river to a waterfall. It was waste deep & so intense! We were slipping all over the place. We finally made it to the waterfall & cliff jumped! So fun! Lots of the girls were nervous & weren't going to go but we got most of them to & it made me so happy seeing them do something they thought they couldn't & you know they'll be glad they did after!! High five everybody! We hung out here for a bit before heading back down the jungle roads. All 20 of us, all the way to Chiang Mai this time. More than an hour drive! So so crazy. We were having a riot! Our group then split up & we did our own thang. Me & a couple girls checked into our very ghetto hotel & showered before going out for dinner. Then we went to the night bizarre (street market) & did some souvenir shopping. The best part of it all was when we stopped for fish pedicures! We were so obnoxious but it was just the craziest thing! These girls are so fun! I love my team & I love Thailand!
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