Friday, May 7, 2010

Dr. Shep in Print!

Alan's nephew, Dr. Shepherd Pryor, is in a magazine--check it out!!!


WC 2010-African Safari- My Big Five




Cape Buffalo


WC2010-African Safari- Departure

All too soon, breakfast was over and it was time to head to the airstrip for the flight back to Durban and Crystal Serenity.

One last drive down the road.

A hug for Foster-what a great JOY it was to spend the time with him and Like!!!

As we were loading up, another plane arrived bringing new guests.

What adventures awaited them!!!

We made the short hop to Mala Mala to pick up other Crystal guests.

And it seemed like just seconds before we were in Johannesburg.

and then Durban.

Why this sign at baggage claim tickled me, I have no idea.

And you can see World Cup Fever is sweeping everywhere in South Africa.

The past 48 hours were a blur of images. Reliving them, two months later, by sharing them with you, dear reader, has been a treat. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I.

WC2010-African Safari-the Fourth Drive

Sunday, February 14. Valentine's Day. My mom had a card and everything. She's so great.

Rain was on and off again. But that doesn't deter you. Ponchos are always ready.

Rhinos. Gotta find a rhino. Must. Find. Rhino.

"My" fish eagle is still there.

Wildebeest on the landing strip.

Our plane will be arriving in less than 4 hours. Where are you rhinos??

Raindrops splatter the lens of my camera.

The fast food of Londolozi remind me of pulling into the drive-thru of McDonald's on a rainy day. Makes me giggle.

No rhinos, though.

Everyone wants breakfast.

Foster has good eyes, and shows me the biggest snail I've ever seen.

Escargot, anyone? (where is the Captain?? He LOVES escargot!) rhino.

I was impressed by one crane drying its wings....

Until we saw a whole TREEFUL!

But STILL no rhinoceros.

My apologies to Jan-Olav (who doesn't "do" spiders)....

Which, impressive in and of itself, still is no rhino. I am thinking of Ed's comment "I didn't come all the way to Africa to see a white frog"..... and with time running out...

Foster rounds a bend, and


I must admit that tears welled up in my eyes.

I had "found" all the "Big Five" of Africa.

Then I noticed how incredible SILLY rhinos actually look.

Proof yet again that God has a tremendous sense of humor.

But I wouldn't laugh at one head on.

All too soon, it was time to head back to camp.

But not without a few photos, first.