Friday, August 15, 2008

Trip of a Lifetime

We had an amazing time in Kenya. Some highlights included:

*Getting up close to zebras and wildebeest as we walked through the Loita Hills with a Masai warrior leading the way

*Seeing a little head pop out of the tall grass in the Masai Mara and driving up to find a whole family of lions (male, two females and five little cubs)

*Crossing the crocodile-filled Galana River in barefeet, with a guy carrying a gun at the front of the line and one carrying a spear at the back (and praying they'd have no need to use them)

*Watching hundreds of wildebeest and zebra crossing the Galana River until one of them fell prey to a hungry crocodile and the whole action abruptly stopped

*Swimming in the Indian Ocean off the coast of the island of Lamu

*Meeting so many people who were excited about the possibility of a "Kenyan President" in the US and happy to receive one of the Obama stickers we brought with us!

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