Monday, August 25, 2008

Kenya Part 1

This is the front cover of my Kenya Safari Adventure Scrapbook.
It occured to me today that I have never shared this book with you on my blog. Basically, I WON the trip of a lifetime on a local radio station a few years ago and it really was the holiday of a lifetime. Seven days safari, luxury hotels (and believe me, they were gorgeous hotels), wonderful food, all inclusive), it really was a wonderful experience. I hope to go back one day, when the children are a little older so that they can experience seeing wild animals in their natural habitat rather than locked up in cages in a zoo, although that can be fun too, if not a little sad!

JAMBO is the Swahili word for 'Hello'. We heard this a lot during our stay in Kenya.

Photo 1
This is a couple of photographs of the red elephant and the giraffe we spotted on the first day of our Safari. The leaves are stamped images from Whipper Snapper Designs and the Jeep is from a collection at Jolee's Boutique, coupled with the brown and the African background papers.

Photo 2
This is one of the red elephants we saw. They are called red elephants because the dust on the ground here is so red and when the elephants wash, they roll around in the dust, which makes them appear red also. The metal embellishment says 'Make a Wish...' I added this because never in a million years could I have ever wished to see such a thing, it truly was tear-jerking to see such an amazing creature, so untroubled by our presence, and yet so graceful and beautiful.

Photo 3
These are the zebra we encountered on the side of the road. They just stood looking at us as if to say, 'You're the funniest looking creatures we've ever seen!' Over in the distance, we could see them running around and playing, like wild horses do, it was really lovely to see them like this. Our guide explained to us that the zebra stripes are like a fingerprint, no two zebras have identical stripes, not even twins!

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