Turks Anniversary

When Charlie’s grandparents offered to take Charlie to Florida for a few days, Amy and I had a chance to get away. Our anniversary is in December, and between Christmas and skating, it’s always hard to find time to celebrate. So we gave our globe a spin to...

Kilimanjaro Summit

June 19th, 2016 – 5895m (19340ft) We woke up in the dark to start our hike.  The crew stayed behind and so it was just us Peter and Gideon.  We would zig zag on switch backs sometimes slipping on rocks.  At one point someone in the group ahead of us lost a lens...

Safari Day 6 – Tarangire

June 27th, 2016 – Tarangire We said goodbye to our friends and set our sights towards Tarangire.  The entrance looked a lot like a rest area with picnnic tables and signs, and it was hard to imagine this palce being busy, but it was still the dry season and the...

Safari Day 5 – Ngoro Crater

June 26th, 2016 – Ngorongoro Crater The best animal day by far!  We saw just about everything – Lions, Lionesses, Ostriches, Hippos, Flamingos, Zebras stopping our car, Wildebeast, and the elusive Black Rhino.  When the Rhino was spotted, everyone’s...

Safari Day 4 – Serengeti to Ngoro Crater

June 25th, 2016 – Serengeti to Ngorongoro After made to order omelets and sleeping through the night with no stampedes, we loaded up the Jeeps and took off, us in our direction and our friends with Erf.  On our way out to the Serengeti, we saw a baby Elephant...

Safari Day 3 – Serengeti

June 24th, 2016 – Serengeti Erf set us up with a hike led by one of the local Maasai.  Amy was hiked out, so I went with the rest of our group and we tracked vultures around until we found a Wildebeast skull the Hyenas had left behind.  Coming back, the...