S: Tanzania, Africa - A Grand Family Safari 2011
BC: AFRICA When you've acquired a taste for dust, The scent of our first rain, You're hooked for life on Africa And you'll not be right again Till you can watch the setting moon And hear the jackals bark And know that they're around you, Waiting in the dark. When you long to see the Elephants, Or to hear the coucal's song, When the moonrise sets your blood on fire, You've been away too long. It's time to cut the traces loose And let your heart go free Beyond that far horizon, Where your spirit yearns to be.
FC: Tanzania, Africa Family Safari June, 2011
1: Dear Mom & Dad, What a trip of a lifetime! Africa was absolutely indescribable! How do you thank someone for taking you to Tanzania, Africa? You make them a fabulous book of memories! So, here it is! Thank you from the bottom of all of our hearts! We all want to go back! How about a reunion in five years in Tanzania?! Cal and Ava learned so very much about the Maasai tribe and the Tanzanian culture! This is a trip we will all remember for our entire lives! We love you so much! Thank you again for such an amazing trip and an opportunity to see God's beautiful creatures on another continent! As Ava said, "If someone doesn't believe in God, just take them to Africa!" We loved every minute and wish we were about to meet you in the lobby for our next "Game Drive"!! Love, Joy, Craig, Cal & Ava
2: We met up with Hotdaddy & Nana in Detroit! Then, on to Amsterdam in the Netherlands!
4: When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! Anne Frank, April 5, 1944
6: Scenes from Amsterdam! We quickly learned why they called the bikers terrorists! Art museums, canals, windmills, wooden shoes, and lots of bikes!
7: Arr | Arriving in Arusha, Africa! | Arri
8: Arumeru River Lodge - near Arusha, Tanzania
9: Inside the lobby at the Arumeru River Lodge! | Mosquito Nets Kept us safe as we slept! | Cal & Ava stayed in their own quaint cabin! | Craig and Joy were next door to Cal & Ava and Hotdaddy and Nana were right down the path beyond the banana trees and dik-diks!
12: We're in Arusha, Tanzania!!
14: Arusha National Park "The Little Serengeti"
24: We found in the animal world that males were often fighting over females and to be the dominant or Alpha Male ! This is the case with these beautiful and graceful giraffes!
25: Arusha National Park was Beautiful... We know why they call it "The Little Serengeti"!!
30: Monkeys, Monkeys and...
31: More and more... | Monkeys!!!
33: Wildlife Everywhere!
41: Mt. Kilimanjaro!
71: We loved Tarangire Park and the Tents on Stilts!!
73: Making Art with Elephant Dung!
77: The Sunsets were Spectacular!
82: Going, Going... Gone!!!!
92: Ngorongoro Crater