Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The Real Deal


The pictures in the last post were just some images I found on the net, these a true blue authentic photos coming from M & D.

Yesterday, it being another holiday (Workers Day), we took a trip to Pilanesberg game reserve with two other couples. It took two hours to get there and then we spent 6 1/2 hours watching animals. We saw giraffes, white rhinos, hippos, gazelles, wildebeests, warthogs, zebras, 1 crocodile, and about 40 elephants up close, playing in the lake with their young ones. Some elephants reminded us of our kids and grandkids because they would submerge themselves in the water, then jump up out of the water and then sink back down under it again. Some were using their trunks as a snorkle, you know, 'up periscope' style. It was so great seeing them in their element and believe me, we stayed in "our" element, the van.

5 comments:

KickButtMommy said...

That is amazing! My dad has been on one of those and says it is truly amazing! Wish I could see it up close and personal.

Sioux said...

There used to be a spot near San Diego (Lion Country Safari)where you could drive through and see all the animals like this. What a wonderful experience for you guys!

Cara said...

Did you see Simba?

vickers said...

I thought you were on a mission? You must have a lot of p-days. Store up the stories and the photots b/c we expect a deluxe, eye-witness, de-briefing of your whole experience. Love you both.

FRYBABY said...

Hey....we once had an encounter with a big bull, head on, with big horns up by Bear Lake. The scariest part about that was we were borrowing Dad's car!! Luckily after staring the bull down for a few minutes he decided to get off the road....I'd hate to tell Dad that a bull put a horn through his car! Watch out for those rhinos!