|Taken at the entrance gate wherein we paid 40thb each person. |
|At the view point|
|Inside Khao Yai Museum located at the Visitor's Center|
Anyway, back to our adventure, we were all excited to celebrate the '2014 new year' up there... away from the noise and smoke... something new for all of us.
|The crowded campsite|
|Jed and friend Ray was pitching their own tent.|
The adventure began... we pitched our tents and set up our cooking place. While we were doing these things, the Thai singers, (on the stage that was stationed by the camp admin) were entertaining us with their music. They were all ready for the new year countdown for the next day.
|Jed and Ray|
Jed and his friend, Ray, were fascinated with the smoke coming from their mouths as they spoke. I wore a shirt, two sweatshirts and a thick jacket, two pants, three layers of socks, a pair of mittens and a hat. This kind of weather was a freakish for a person like me who was living in a hot, if not very hot temperature-city for 36 years.
I was not sure if I can still manage the coldness of the second night. It was even colder than our first night. But I did! Thanks to my husband, Alex, who had put up a fireplace close to our tent. He kept the fire going until I had gone to sleep.This feeling reminded me of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan, the promise land. (Exodus 13:21-22; 14:19-20; 40:36-38)
I'm sure they had experienced the extreme cold and hotness of the wilderness' weather during the 40 long years of their journey. But God was so compassionate enough that He provided them the pillar of fire to give them light at night and warm them during the cold- weather days. He provided them the pillar of clouds to shield them from the burning rays of the desert sun during the hot-weather days. Its coolness and moisture was being a relief for them. God had also used these clouds and fire to protect them from the Egyptians who went after them. It was also being used to guide them in the direction they should go. The great pillar slowly and steadily moved forward and the Israelites followed. It was a signal if they had to stop and establish a camp or to move forward.
This story helps me to grasp God's provision. I am so grateful every day, as I feel the safeguard that God provides me and my family from possible harms and dangers.
Every early morning, my prayer is for the protection for my son as he goes to school and for me and for my husband as we go to our respective work... as we ride the vehicles and as we cross the road. Every afternoon, our prayer of thanksgiving is being lifted to God's throne as we come home safely and soundly.
From the exodus up to now, God's safeguard is unlimited. He is amazing! He is wonderful! Amen.
|The starting point of a 45-minute walk trail to Gong Gheo Waterfall|
|The so-called Waterfall... I can't see any... can you?|
|The disappointment... still manage to smile|
|S'MORE... this paid the disappointment :)|