Sanity Break- A letter from Kenya


Hubby and I were lucky enough to go on safari a few years ago. It was one of the most magical trips we've ever taken. One of the reasons we chose the safari theme for Landons room was because we had real animal pictures!

I got an email recently from one of the guides who took us on our trip. I thought you might like to see life through a safari guides eyes...


"We are all just back from a safari in Shaba. The pan behind camp, next to the big rocky kopje, was full of water. It only happens once or twice a year, so it is quite exciting. Extraordinary to watch elephants drinking from where we normally watch them having a dust bath. This time they had a really good mud bath after their drink. The rain seemed to have got the lions excited too and they were mating next to the big spring. Down in the saltbush next to the river, there was a big tom leopard as well, albeit rather a shy fellow.

Charlie and Milo went crocodile catching before supper and caught the sweetest baby, (must of been born a year ago, cause it wasn't that small) who proved to have very sharp needles in his mouth and he made Charlie jump when he bit him on the hand. A flash flood came down the river the next day and the children - who had been playing on the beach by the rapids,- had to jump up the bank quite quickly.

Also been to stay at Deloraine, the lovely big house in the Rift Valley for some fun. I decided I needed to learn to ride sidesaddle, as my mother did. It all went very well, till I got over ambitious and tried jumping!! A bruised bottom and ego for a few days! "

I will be posting more info about the Bloggy Shower on Friday, but the actual Shower is on Monday! Make sure you stop by!

5 comments:

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

...and I thought my life was tough! great reality/perspective check, thanks, Mom! Can't wait for the bloggy shower!

Linda S said...

Oh, that sounds amazing! I really can't imagine a life like that...

Almost shower time!!

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

Um...forgive me please. I totally forgot about WAITING until the SHOWER to open the gifts. I seriuosly have lost my mind. I know you must think I am crazy !!!!

Always Organizing said...

Hey Mrs! Saw your comment about my 100th post, you are too sweet! When I first found your blog I went back and read all your posts and I still read everything you write. I try to read all the blogs that I have listed on mine on a daily basis, but sometimes that isn't possible. Yours is one of only a few that are a mandatory daily check, even when I'm short on time. You rock!

kenady said...

I'm so jealous that you and Hubby got to go on Safari!

What a great change of perspective. Thanks for sharing:)