Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
For our fifth year wedding anniversary, we decided to go on a little safari. Our actual anniversary isn’t for another couple of weeks, but the rates for safari lodges skyrocket in July, so we decided June was a fine time for a wedding.
We went to Ruaha National Park, which is about 2 1/2 hours from Iringa. This was Brett’s first safari, so I was really glad that all the animals were out and about. I’ve never seen so many giraffes in my life. They’re so amazing to watch move. They always look like they’re in slow motion, even if they’re running. We almost demolished our car by running into one coming around a corner. But, thanks to Brett’s fast braking, we managed to not get squashed. We also saw a herd of over 500 cape buffalo. We came through to a clearing and there they were, as far as the eye could see. We also saw elephants, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, greater kudu, about a million impala, hippos, crocodiles, baboons, zebras, birds, and more. The only thing we didn’t get to see were lions. That was the top animal Brett wanted to see, so it was a little disappointing, but we figure surely sometime in the next 10 years we’ll have another chance. It was a really great trip.