Ivory Lodge at Lion Sands, South Africa 2014

After 47 hours of travel we finally arrived at the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, picked up our rental (not quite the “upgrade” we expected) and headed out for the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.  After 4 hours of maneuvering narrow, rocky dirt roads we finally arrived at our home away from home for the next two nights – Ivory…

Holy Crap! I assume he has the right of way…

While driving out of the Sabi Sands game reserve we bumped into this guy just meandering down the road.  He was biggest elephant I’ve ever seen!  We just held our breath and hoped he didn’t decide to hit us with his trunk. Not sure our insurance would cover elephant encounters…  

The hardest part of going away…

What you see here are the three best animals in the world — and right now I miss them terribly!   I think the hardest part of any trip is saying, “goodbye” to them.  Bella is our Catahoula/Border Collie/Lab/??? that we rescued in 2003.  She’s the smartest, sweetest, most amazing dog you’ll ever meet (true,…

7 hours in Dubai

  7 Hours in Dubai…. Well, the journey to Africa has begun. So far we’ve flown 3 hours from Dallas to Boston; waited 4 hours in Boston for our flight to Dubai; spent 14 hours enroute to Dubai; now we have 9 hours to kill before our flight on to Johannesburg. Thankfully a friend was…