Two thoughts ran through my mind as we moved closer to the elephant platform in Amer, just outside the Rajasthan capital of Jaipur: 1) Wow, these elephants are HUGE!; and 2) Am I crazy to let my children do this?
Maternal instincts finally kicking in, I looked frantically at Rory, Robin and Rachel (ages 16, 14 and 8) who were atop their own elephant ahead of Brian and I. We were part of a slow, giant human-elephant procession making its way up a steep stone path to a famous fort perched on a hill. Read more