It's just now
occuring to me that these are kinda backwards (with
the sunrise being the last of the 3 entries). However,
when you take a 3-Day safari, that's actually the only
way you can do it because you usually spend the whole
day driving on Day 1, so the Game Drive is just
the end of the day. Then a full day on Day 2, and of
course the morning Game Drive on the final day before
you head back. However for the video I decided to do
it as one full day, sunrise, midday, sunset - and then
record a new song for the whole thing. Hell yes -- I
recorded a song in Africa. I've now recorded in Japan
and Kenya. That makes me some sort of worldwide
recording artist doesn't it? That, or some dude with a
laptop and a microphone. Introducing
If your computer
can handle it (meaning it doesn't stutter once it's
loaded) click the "HD" button...
That's gotta be a
bitch for those that can't see or hear that yet. I'll
go ahead and link to the
I'll also never be able to upload from here. (sigh)
But assuming you're reading at some far off-point:
HOW FUN IS THIS?!?! Godddddddddddddd
how I love putting videos together to tell stories.
What an extraordinary 3 entries!
Now, for the day
-- and that gorgeous sunrise:
I'm sure the lack
of sleep is gonna catch up with me (I seem to get
one nice run and then a bunch of 3 hour naps), but
what a gorgeous thing to witness. The animals seemed
to appreciate it as well. Mr. Buffalo for
He's goin': "That
is one damn fine sunrise." The zebras were big
Linda has this
obsession with Zebras (including on our way to the
safari making the driver stop so she could run after
them). I swear girl, they're horses with stripes. WTF.
And they're also everywhere. You see them on the side
of the road like cows/horses back in the states. The
one obsession I did agree with her on were the
They are striking.
Much like I remember when seein' them at a zoo of
course, but again - in the wild, doin' their thing...
it's just breathtaking. And Judy finally pointed out
to us what made them seem so graceful when they
walked. You can see it in the video, but even here
with this giraffe that crossed in front of us when we
walk like humans. Both right legs go forward
and then both left legs go forward. What a
strange little quirk of the animal kingdom
definitely put you in awe with how tall and graceful
they were as they passed right by you, and all around
you. And that really is the spectacular thing about
these days - it's 360 degrees. You're whippin' your
head all over to try and catch everything. You're
literally in the middle of it all.
I kept climbing out of the van and
sitting on the roof (much to my mother's
chagrin as she's reading this from home)
'cause it was just unbelieveable to be right
in the midst of everything.
some more elephants bright and early in the
morning. Just as close and just as awe
inspiring. Though more than the awe of the
elephants themselves are the setting they're
in. Can you get a feel for how VAST and open
it is around them? Lemme find a better
Just as far as the
eye can see. And tons of them too. That's the other
thing, when do you ever see 20 of one animal at the
Again, I haven't
the slightest idea how to meter myself with these
pictures. Everywhere you would look there would be
more. I'll just throw in a bunch of random ones from
all three days that didn't make it in and call it a
this is a waterback. I also believe I may be
full of shit. Pretty animal
to be sexually attracted to an animal, right?
Seriously, look at those legs. I'm not sure
what my next move would be after that, so I
guess I'm out of luck. But those are some
sexy legs. Then again, I have eaten ostrich.
Jess and every other Family Guy fan out
there who pissed themselves at this
is it a jackyl? Jackyl. It looks like a
jackyl. Is it a Jackyl? A jackyl! It's a
this case, it is most definitely a
gettin' his stretch on. Word.
turkey lookin' thing. Pretty colors
gazelle were cool. They moved their legs,
ears and tail so fast they literally seemed
like they were in fast forward.
wook at the wittle fucker. Haven't the
slightest idea what that thing on his side
is. But he stood up long enough to turn
around and then plop back down asleep.
the slightest. He shall be called, "The
think the driver called this one a fish
eagle? I don't know. OH - our driver!
IT WAS FREAKING HOOTIE.
Sorry, Darius Rucker from Hootie & The
blowfish. Check this shit out:
So bummed he had
this hat on - he actually had a Miami Dolphins hat
when we first met him. LOL. If I'm the only one who
knows Hootie & The Blowfish history, Darius Rucker
(the lead singer, not actually Hootie -- but what does
he expect with that bandname) was a huge fan of the
The Dolphins and was even able to do a video with Dan
Marino. So again, it was a crazy coincidence because
nobody here knows who the hell Hootie & The
finally, as we were driving back into camp...
the "Dikdik". This little deer lookin'
thingee that was so unbelieveably small. I'd
venture to say CeBe is bigger than this
thing, and apparently they're full grown.
I now get to try and upload 8 mb (which here
might as well be 8 gigs) consisting of 63 pictures,
four at a time because of how messed up this
particular internet cafe is. The SCREEN can't show the
rest of my upload spaces for my site because it's
filled with ads. Yes, the freaking desktop is filled
with ads that go OVER whatever your doing.
Genius. It's also the slowest computer I've used since
the 90s and wouldn't ya know? Dial-up speeds. Then
it's off to Mumbai to see if we can't grab a story and
check out the Indian Ocean.
PS - no internet
until Thursday, and even that may be difficult to pull
off. However, on Friday I will be in Paris and can
finally take some time online to answer all the emails
and just maybe get these freaking incredible videos
up. Had no idea internet speeds would be such an