I returned this week from what I’m sure is the most amazing place I’ve EVER been.
To be honest when I found out we were going to South Africa (as part of a trip with several members of our extended family), I was not sure what to expect.
I purposely did very little research before we left. I didn’t want unrealistic expectations to ruin my experience there.
and I will say it was quite an experience!!!
It was by FAR the friendliest most welcoming place I have ever been. I was completely fascinated by the country, from the landscape to the history and people and the animals.
of course the animals..
Let’s just say that I found out this trip that there is, deep within me, an instinct that says “there is a Lion, go AS FAR AWAY as POSSIBLE… NOW!”…. This previously unbeknown instinct, did not make for pleasant lion viewing on my part.
Hard to enjoy looking at a magnificent creature, when you’re having a panic attack. Let alone remember how to manually set your camera to get a great shot. I was lucky I remembered how to push the shutter button.
Apparently I was the only one that thought that way- and the rest of our group throughly enjoyed viewing the animals in their natural habitat. Go figure, since I was the only one in the group that studied Zoology in college.
All I kept thinking was “have you NOT seen Jurassic Park?????”….. yes those were dinosaurs, and these were lions and leopards.. but as far as my subconscious was concerned it was the same thing.
I’ll share a bit more about our trip with you guys, but promise not too much.. I just need to remember to get my photos off my husbands laptop before he takes it to work tomorrow.