Sunday, November 30, 2008

Oh more Botswana!

There was so much more than animals too!  All of the camps were so different and had their own special qualities... Here is our bed at Jao Camp.  It was also the camp that we got the closest to the elephants!


In Botswana we moved through three different camps so there are so many pictures of just Botswana so I will have to add them as I find really good ones!

Here is a tribute to the Wort Hogs because they are the funniest animal and I came to love them very much!  They first of all have they to get down on their knees to eat and just watching that is funny!  But even better, their skin is so tight on their body that when they run they close their eyes to protect them from any bushes they might run through and in closing their eyes it causes their tail to shoot straight up!  That is why whenever you see a Wort Hog running their tail will be straight in the air!

Then the lion cubs.... they were two months old and it was just them hanging out, mom was out hunting and they were the most playful little things ever!  I could have sat there all day and watched them! 

The baby zebra, our guide say was less than a week old so he was still a little wobbly on his little legs!  

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

South Africa

All of the animals were more amazing than I could have ever imagined!  I think I never realized how close we were going to actually get to them, unbelievable!!  And pretty much on the first day we had seen all 5 of the "Big 5"!! 

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I have wanted to go to Africa pretty much since I was in the womb and we got to go in October!  My fantastic parents did such a good job planning and organizing I could not have hoped for anything better!  It was the greatest trip we have taken as a family yet!  So we started out in Johannesburg for a night... pretty much saw the airport and our hotel which we could have walked to from the airport but had to wait like a half and hour for a van to take us..??  But woke up the next morning to the staff of the hotel singing and dancing in the lobby!  Because everyone in Africa is born with the amazing ability to sing and dance!  It was amazing!   

Saturday, November 1, 2008


I love dressing up!  So it makes Halloween parties a blast, and last night was no different!  It was tons of fun, got very little sleep and had to be at work at 9:00 am the next morning but it was all worth it!  So I went as a boxer and Shane and all his "roomies" went as various Sesame Street characters!