Thursday, March 27, 2008

Keeping Aunt Kathy Company on the Couch

This is how Aunt Kathy and I are spending a lot of our vacation. As you can see, besides reading, we carry on lively conversations. Sometimes I have to interupt and let the idiots outside know they have no business being there. Aunt Kathy understands. I am sure she feels very safe and protected with me standing guard. After awhile of this provactive, and enlightening dialogue, we proceed for our afternoon ambulation. This is usually followed by a nap.

We missed the snow storm today. All the snow went to the south of the Twin Cities, so Uncle Steve did not have to do any shoveling. (Yeah!!!)

Your trip just sounds more and more exciting. The pictures are fantastic. I am having some trouble understanding how big these animals are. Aunt Kathy explained to me that I could not grab the Rhino by the neck and whip it around. I asked her if she was sure, and she said she was very sure. She then tried to explain to me that the giraffes were as tall as our house, and the Hippo is bigger than a pickup truck. So is that Paul Bunyon's watch in the picture?


The Speckster


At 9:53 AM, Blogger Speck said...

Hi Speck,
Sorry we didn't get back to you very fast. We had an early morning safari ride, and then flew back to Johannesburg, and then to Cairo, and haven't been on the computer for a long time. Yesterday morning, we saw a Leopard as soon as we left the gate to camp, then we drove around and saw a bunch of neat stuff including a group of Dwarf Mongooses in their little mound. You would have liked to hunt those little guys, but it's a good thing we don't have them at home, they're tough little guys, and would give you trouble! Something must have been in the air that morning because we found our Lion friend Rollercoaster, and got to see him get really, really ... Really friendly with one of the female lions from the Styx pride. There was another Range rover there at the same time with a couple and their two daughters. Awkward!!!
Anyway, we went back to camp, had a big breakfast, and went to the airstrip and travelled forever to get to Egypt. Before we left, Ranger Matt gave us a certificate because we saw the Mala Mala "Big Seven" It includes Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Lion, Rhino, Leopard (the big five) plus Cheetah, and Wild Dog. He said that ours was the first ones he'd given out this year so far, it's that rare! Plus, he's never had a couple who saw the big seven plus a kill. We were just that lucky!
Glad to hear you've trained AK and US to our schedule at home on waking up with Papa for breakfast, and then sleeping it off for a couple of hours with Mama. Good girl.

We'll email again soon, Love Mom and Dad


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