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Our last night in Africa happened to coincide with a supermoon. The hosts at Bologonja Under Canvas had lit a campfire, and the full moon rose up out of the Serengeti, past a very old tree that may or may not have sheltered a family of leopards. In South Africa, they had referred to sitting … Continue reading African Adventure Epilogue
The name Serengeti is said to have been derived from the Maasai word for "endless plains". There is something wonderful about being in a place that is essentially unchanged for thousands of years, apart from the modes of transportation we use to cross it. I can only imagine what Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas would be … Continue reading 5 Years Ago: Serengeti Part II
Serengeti National Park was the final stop on our 2016 African adventure. Our guide Rick, who had been with us since we arrived in Tanzania, drove the Land Cruiser from Ngorongoro while we flew from the Lake Mayara airport to the Lobo airstrip. The drive from Lobo to the Bologonja tent camp was a safari … Continue reading 5 Years Ago: Bologonja, Serengeti National Park
Monwana Lodge at Thornybush was a great way to start our safari adventure. They had all of the big five African game animals, and we had closeup experiences with them all. That's the benefit of a game reserve that's relatively compact in size. The Okavango Delta, our next stop, is much more vast and open. … Continue reading 5 Years Ago: Kadizora Camp
For a long time, my favorite fishing hat was a black ball cap with the California Republic bear on it that I bought at the Laguna Seca racetrack sometime in the mid-2000s. I'd forgotten to bring a hat to work, you see, so was forced to pay track-side concession prices to keep my pale bald … Continue reading 5 Years Ago: Monwana Lodge
I realized the other day that five years has passed since Mom invited me to go with her on an African adventure. It was just about as amazing as you might imagine, just from those two words, "African adventure". Back then, I posted photos to Instagram at the end of each day's exploration, but Instagram … Continue reading Five Years Ago: Revisiting an African Adventure
My Mom is pretty badass. She's been through a lot over the years, and she's still grinning. Hauling kids around the world when the US Navy moved us from place to place. Starting a software company in the 1980s and keeping it going and growing. She looked after my Grandmother as she battled cancer to … Continue reading A Mother’s Day Apart