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Off on safari!

Posted by Christie It’s Sunday morning here and we are headed off on Safari in an hour or so. We have spent thee lovely days in Maun. Judy, Reg, Kate and Ted have been at Steph and Nigel’s house, while Mom, Dad, Emily and I have been stating 10 minutes away at the Maun Lodge. […]

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My day at school

Posted by Ted I am in a Maun school and I’m having a good time there are a lot of differences here from America. For instance they have a swimming pool and one class for each grade level. When I got to school there were a bunch of welcoming people and they were all really […]

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Scenic flight

Posted by Christie It’s Friday and we are in Maun at Steph and Nigel’s house. This afternoon Dad and Reggie and I booked a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. It was sooooo cool. We took off from the main Maun airport, and flew northeast(ish) first, over the Buffalo Fence. This fence runs for miles […]

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fun in Chobe

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Along the Zambezi and Chobe rivers

Posted by Judy On the pride of the Zambezi, we wake to the herons hunting in the marsh, spoonbills, kites, harriers, egrets, and I am struck by the similarity of the ecosystem. The marsh is freshwater, and the birds are all different species in the same niches we have at home– spoonbills (all white) feed […]

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Wednesday – Chobe

Posted by Christie Weds was another full day on the boat in Chobe. It was again totally magical. I went fishing in the morning with Nigel, Mom and Bevin. I kept my streak of getting the first fish of the day for the boat, although it was small. Not that I am competitive or anything […]

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Stephanie’s Pets

We arrived at Nigel and Stephanie’s lovely house in Maun yesterday. Her dog Blaze was so happy to see her and all of us that her tail nearly fell off from excessive wagging. This morning we joked that the dog must be depressed. Not! Much to Nigel’s amazement Kate befriended the cat named “Three” (as […]

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Tuesday fishing

Posted by Christie Tuesday morning we got up around 6 and had a quick breakfast. The ladies in the kitchen took really good care of us, they even had gluten free muffins especially for me. So sweet. We had breakfast and were in the boats by 7. Judy, Reg, Kate, and Ted went off to […]

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Pride of the Zambezi

Posted by Christie Monday we woke up and had a lovely breakfast withe the Thiemes. There was traffic so the taxi was a bit late. But we got to the airport in plenty of time… Enough to get Judy’s passport from the exchange where we left it… Oops. But that disaster averted, we checked in […]

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In Johannesburg!

Started at 8:30 Sat am and arrive at our friends house in Johannesburg at 7:30 local time. So what is that 29 hours? Ugh. But we are here with the lovely Thieme family enjoying the pool, the porch, and a yummy spaghetti-bog dinner. it’s so nice to be relaxing and enjoying a nice class of […]

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