Botswana Mother’s Day

Good afternoon from hot Botswana…a perfect Mother’s Day. We arrived yesterday after a bush flight with our pilot, Mark, a guy who looked as old to pilot a plane as Lily looks 12….he was seriously young but proved his ability when we landed on the arid strip and blew a tire and kept it straight. The folks who were supposed to move on to the next camp had to wait for a new tire to be flown in….two hours later! Oh, and my bag….my only bag….is lost somewhere between here and Cape Town. But it’s all good….Lily has been loaning me her “big” clothes which you can imagine is somewhat amusing!!!!! Our driver,TT, took us through rivers and swamps last evening to see a beautiful leopard hunting impala, we gazed at many elephants…crocodiles, giraffe and zebra all before a spectacular African sunset. Our camp is remote….and accommodations lush for these parts, however we are still exposed to the bush in an elevated tent. Upon initiation, we were trained on the bullhorn and emergency radio. Let’s just say I had an extra glass of wine last night with dinner. I even let Lily sip a few sips of sherry, put by our bedsides, before we tucked into our heated beds as the cool, sage scented evening air surrounded us. This morning we awoke to French press coffee and biscuits delivered to our tent and then onto game drive and lunch. Great, colorful people staying here at the lodge has lead to lively, interesting conversation….we’ve met and befriended folks from all over to the world…and even said hello to a family from Charlotte, VT while in Cape Town. Brilliant. So as I write, I am sitting poolside with my favorite girl…getting some rest before we head up river after tea for our evening boat trip to see some crocs… The Okavango Delta host the worlds largest concentration of Nile crocodiles in the world…steady in the boat, as they say. Happy Mother’s Day, mom!!!! Sending love.20130512-142957.jpg20130512-143025.jpg20130512-142932.jpg20130512-143005.jpg20130512-143055.jpg

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  1. sounds great. I once heard that crocs can’t run in a zig zag pattern. good to know if ever being chased! love to you both.

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