Elephant tourism

Before I moved to Suphanburi, Thailand to teach EFL in October 2012, I attended the week long orientation with CIEE (the study/teach abroad program I went through). Part of the orientation included riding an elephant. In Minnesota, the largest wild creature you’ll encounter is probably a moose or caribou if you venture north enough. And they will certainly not let you ride them. It was awesome and terrifying. I have mixed feelings about it. I am confident that if I travel back to Thailand I will not support the elephant tourism industry, and perhaps visit a reputable elephant rescue organization. But I…

Brookings Summer Arts Festival

Huge thanks to everyone who checked out my booth at the Brookings Summer Arts Festival in Brookings, South Dakota. It was my first time as an art fair vendor. You all made it such an awesome experience. Also, mammoth-sized thanks to my parents, Randy and Joyce Meyer from RJ Meyer Arts, for all their support and wisdom getting ready for the fair. ♥ Elizabeth