A couple of days before we headed to Chiang Mai we went took a moped ride around Pai. Jarrett worked on his book all morning long, so around lunch we all needed some fresh air. We hopped on our bikes and before we knew it we were 40 miles out of Pai. It was raining and we were in our dorky ponchos plus it was getting dark so we decided to turn around. We got to a rest stop and relaxed a little bit and had some coffee. When we started to head back we saw a sign that said “Highest Mountain”, we decided we had just enough time before dark to go check it out.
a hill tribe Thai man visited with us while we waited for our coffee
we sat on tree stumps and enjoyed some coffee and the view
just in case you needed to mail something at the rest stop
after warming up with some coffee (I actually got colder since I like my coffee cold) we were lured up the hill by this sign
the road did not look like it got a lot of traffic
as evidenced by the flowers and moss growing in the middle and lack of traffic
I am not sure why, it was breathtaking
the sun came out
we drove up a steep winding road to the very top and stopped to play
there was a radio tower there
we were all alone at the top of the “highest mountain”-it was beautiful
the road was so steep we left our engines off and cruised the entire way down the mountain on our scooters with the wind blowing in our hair, making extra sure to follow this lone street sign
Travelling these last few months I have learned so many things. One thing that I have had so much fun doing is exploring, going down roads I used to would have zipped by, or talking to people I would have ignored, or walking by shops or eating places I used to would not even noticed. Most of our favorite times together have been from those diversions. Wherever I live in the world this is one thing I know that I will take with me, always exploring and trying new things.