Satuday, August 11 It’s 5:30 am. It is dark and cold and we are readying for our air charter to the Serengeti. The continuously paranoid eight-year-old asks, “Are there a lot of mosquitos there? I need bug spray.” His fear is unknowingly legitimate this time. The Serengeti, we will learn, has an abundance of tsetse flies […]
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Friday, August 10 5:30 am: “I am pouring the water now,” huffs Hassan, our butler, his breath labored by the weight of the hoist. He has to pour 40 liters of water into the tarp bucket and hoist it about 10 feet in the air. “It is ready,” he confirms. I pull one of the two ropes in […]
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Thursday August 9 In the middle of the night Luca calls out “mom”. I don’t respond. “Mom” he says again. I ask “what” and he replies, “a zebra!” I smile, knowing he’s having sweet dreams. Zzzzzzzzzzzzziiiiiiiiipp….zzzzzzziiiiiiiipp. What the What is that noise?! I lift my head and realize it is S unzipping the windows to […]
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Wednesday, August 8 It is 6am and I wake to the feeling of crisp air (and a full bladder. But for storytelling purposes let’s stick w the crisp air.) It is pitch black inside and out and there are only faint sounds of life outside. 6:18. He chirped and others responded. A faint shadow of the […]