Thursday, April 14, 2011

On Safari Again Sans Dakota

We are heading out this weekend to Zambia and Botswana to see the famous Victoria Falls and go on Safari in Chobe National Park. The kids are excited. David is excited. I am sick. I caught the boys cold they have been passing around for the last few weeks. Darn germ factories! Hopefully it won't be too bad. I am taking it easy today, drinking plenty of warm tea and trying to think healthy thoughts.


I am a little sad too. This will be the first big family trip without Dakota. I know it is inevitable that children grow up and leave home, but I miss him. Especially on this trip. Dakota really wanted to see the falls while he was here in Africa. He wanted to go to The Devil's Pool, hang over the edge and look 300 feet straight down the falls, crazy kid!

Sadly it is a two day road trip and plane tickets here are prohibitively expensive for a large family. We just couldn't make such a long trip happen so early in a new posting. At least we did get to South Luangwa so he could go on Safari where we saw four of the big five, and tons of other animals too. Perhaps someday he will make it back to Africa with his own children and take them to see the falls. I hope so.

In the meantime I will try to blog next week. The lodge where we are staying advertises wireless internet, we'll see. If not then I will have lots to blog about when we get back to Malawi. Have a great week!

7 comments:

Camille said...

Exciting! Sorry you got sick though, those little kids ARE always such germ factories!

Nomads By Nature said...

Have a wonderful trip! Hope you get lots of relaxation time in so that you return crud and stress free. Sorry that Dakota couldn't be with you on this trip -- it will make the next one he can join all the better!

Smallbits said...

Have a great trip! I hope you're feeling better quickly and can enjoy it.

Brandee said...

Wow, that is really exciting! I've always wanted to go to Victoria Falls and swim in Devil's Pool, too. Take lots of pictures!

Sadie said...

Such a great trip you'll have! One morning in Chobe a number of years ago, my vehicle was the first in the park, and, not, far from the entrance, we stumbled upon a pile of nine lion cubs! They were adorable as they sleepily woke up, assessed the vehicle, and went back to sleep. We saw their three mothers a bit later along the river.

Heather said...

How cool! It is these types of posts that make me so excited to GET THERE. (and thanks for the reality check that kiddos grow up so quick...) Feel better soon and enjoy your trip!

Monica said...

aw, friend. hope you got well for your trip - sounds FABULOUS!!! love the way you love your kids so much. makes my heart happy to be your friend. :o) you have/are giving them so many great memories. love that. can't wait to read your great posts when you are back. :o)