First, I understand we were not in the Serengeti, but the Mikumi National Park was one of the top ten experiences I have had, definitely up there with the Great Wall of China and our beach front cabin in Jamaica. It is an unreal adventure to see wildlife in its’ natural habitat. Let’s be honest too, I have never been a true fan of animals, so that is saying a lot. On the list of animals we saw: a male lion, elephants, zebras, giraffes, impalas, a python, buffalo, and warthogs.
Are you ready for your Safari, Bell style? Here ya go!
Now, if you are not a fan of death and/or blood, you may choose to leave this blog now. Just a heads up- a lion and elephant are involved.
Thanks to Watu Safaris, we had a perfect day! If you are ever close to Mikumi National Park, contact Majenda at Watu. You won’t be disappointed.
Sometime I will post some videos that you won’t want to miss: a “live” view of the lion and elephant, Tony singing “I Can Show You the World”, and other mishaps.
Today we were invited over for dinner and Settlers of Catan/ Seafarers to Dr. Kraybill’s, the director of iAGRI, home. Their home was built by a Swiss architect, it was obviously beautiful. His lovely wife, Mary, made salad (which can only be eaten when properly made), BBQ chicken, beets, and roasted potatoes. It was amazing! For dessert, french press coffee and a cake with dates and spices with a balsamic cream icing were served. It tasted like a mixture of spice and german chocolate cake. Delicious. Oh, and Catan Seafarers changed our life, such a fun game. Mary is a historian, so it was fun for her to add historical components to the game.
This week I get to learn about soil and help Patrick in the lab. I’m actually pumped to learn more about his research and what it will look like in the future. Definitely taking in these moments spending time with him. We are also going on a date tomorrow night!
How was your weekend? I really want to know! I miss all my friends and family already!