Twice! When I went to India and we visited an elephant camp with my cousins. The first time was when I was 6 and we all rode on one. The second time was when I was 15 and no one wanted to join my sister and I. Sometimes people have too many reservations on trying new and cool things. We only get this life once and we should experience it, not only for our enjoyment and happiness, but for the knowledge and experience we'll get from such simple, quick things.