Thursday we left early in the morning in three vehicles bound for Sweetwaters, a very unique hotel, and the national park that surrounds it. We took so many pictures that I'm going to have to split our latest adventure into two posts--where we went and what we saw. I can just see Pawpaw's face in anticipation of seeing these pictures! BJ's parents came to visit us a year and a half ago, and we took them to the national park right here in Nakuru. They absolutely loved every minute of it! As I browsed through all of these pictures, I couldn't help thinking of them and remembering our time together with them.
Getting to spend the night in a "tent" made the experience so memorable. It is a hotel room, but you feel like you are sleeping in a tent. Of course, we had to keep it zipped up all of the time to keep the bugs and the baboons out!
We actually had a gazelle come right up to the tents where we stayed. A couple of the teenage boys tried feeding it some grass because it seemed tame and unafraid of us being just feet away from it. It evidently was not tame though because it suddenly turned and tried to gore one of them with its horns. The boys got out of its way quick!
There was a watering hole in front of the tents (separated by a ditch and a fence) where all kinds of animals would come and drink. So fun to watch the wildlife.
|The lobby/dining room|
|The food was delicious!|
|Part of the group|
|The men and boys who stayed at my house, but two are missing from the picture.|
|Pastor Oloo with Mitch, one of the teens in the group (the one who tried to feed the gazelle! Ha Ha)|
Our kids enjoyed the time we got to spend with the Mickeys, especially with Elizabeth and Steve. Now that we are back home, Brina keeps asking, "Go see Mickeys?"
I love taking pictures with my kiddos. Seth is not too keen on being in front of the camera anymore though. (Sigh). He is growing up too fast. I must get my camera memories in while I can!
The gazelle I mentioned earlier. We were only about 5 feet from it when we took this picture.