June 7, 2018
07.06.2018 - 07.06.2018
Today was a little unusual. We got our wake-up call/visit as usual and packed and dressed and had breakfast.
My granddaughter got the pancakes but didn't eat them as they were cold. I like them even cold as they are tender
and some of the muffins and breads at breakfast tend to be dry. She got scrambled eggs and I got fried and this time they were over easy.
We left the camp about 8 but left our luggage there as we were coming back here for what Jeremiah described as a hot lunch. The first thing we saw was a pair of ostriches-the male was pooping, but neither of us got a photo of that.
Then we saw some
and a marabou stork. (An ugly bird).
We stopped where there was a troop of baboons
Some of the little ones were climbing partway up the tree and jumping into a bush.
Jeremiah pointed out a sausage tree like they have at Edison's estate in Florida.
I took some photos of weaver bird nests,
and we saw more lions in a tree.
We crossed a river which had some hippos,
and came upon a male and female lion in a tree.
The male got up and came toward the female who told him 'not this morning' so he turned around and lay back down on the branch.
My granddaughter took photos of a jackal running along.
Then we saw a lion head pop up out of the tall grass.
Turned out to be a young male lion about 6 years old (too young for the full mane) with a kill of a wildebeest.
My photo of him was funny because the grass looked like his eyebrows.
We came to huge herds of zebras -some wildebeests, but mostly zebras.
Did you know that zebras bark? Sounded like a lot of dogs all barking at each other. Some of them started running and I took a bunch of photos of that.
We saw a couple of more lions snoozing on rocks.
We went back to the visitor's center for me to use the bathroom
and then back to the camp for lunch.
The hot lunch turned out to be soup, and a salad with avocado, french fries and bread. (They do good bread). My granddaughter did not want the avocado, so I gave her most of my french fries. Then we talked until 3 when our luggage was brought from the room and packed into the car.
We exited the park (we are still in the Serengeti just outside the park) and then saw again the herds of sheep and goats and the schools and houses of local people. We got to Grumeti Hills about 4:30. The only internet is in the main lodge, and it is slow but pretty good. Our tent room is beautiful and looks out on a peaceful scene,
but it is a long walk uphill to the lodge where the dining and internet are. It did not have an electric plug, but the manager had the electrician put one in for us.
They have a swimming pool here and it was warm in the afternoon. But when my granddaughter went up there she said it was such a steep climb that I would not be able to get up there. I don't think she would swim without me and probably someone should be there.
We had dinner. They have homed in on the milk thing more than necessary I think. The appetizer was a little round thing of tuna with egg whites, onion and pepper
and then a vegetable soup. They gave my granddaughter hers without milk and mine had milk. She didn't like hers so we switched and I had her non-milk,and then finished up the milk one that she did not finish. Then we had beef and mashed potatoes, carrots and eggplant. I tasted the carrots and eggplant but I do not think my granddaughter even did that. I ate the potatoes and a little of the meat. My granddaughter really liked the meat and ate a lot of it. Then she said her throat was closing up and she decided she needed to take some benadryl. She took two tablets and drank some water and we waited up there and the benadryl seemed to be working. While we were doing that, I had her pick out photos to post to FaceBook as a distraction.
We came down and got ready for bed -she says she is all better. I don't know what caused the reaction unless it was the pumpkin in the soup or the sauce on the meat.