Monday, December 29, 2008

Asante Sana, Kenya...

...for the friendliness of the people, and the beauty of the natural surroundings and wildlife. We'll long remember our cultural experiences and the excitement we felt while helping Amanda and Chris in their important research on the Mara River. Kwa herini!
Sincerely,
Pam and Bill

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Matatu to Nairobi


Sadly, it's time to leave Narok and return to Nairobi. But it's also an opportunity for another new experience... riding on a matatu- a minivan tricked out to hold 11 passengers, upholstered with bright paisley seats and curtains, playing hip hop music, and covered in colorful pictures and slogans like "Death Train." Travel is always an adventure!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Watching Lions in the Masai Mara


Yesterday we saw them eating a fresh buffalo kill, today resting in the shade. Amazing!

The Hippos


Checking out a large group of hippos in the Mara river...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

1st Breakdown


1st breakdown of the Masai Mara trip...easy fix with Bill's help.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Mexican Night in Kenya


Chris suprised us after a long day in the field with a fabulous home-cooked Mexican feast (you would be impressed Mrs. Dutton!).

Trials and Tribulations


As you can see...they just can't resist getting into our plants.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Chameleon


Maybe not as big as the bongo or as agressive as the baboon, but we were excited to stumble upon this little fellow on the safari walk!

Nairobi Safari Walk


This was taken shortly after a baboon tried to steal Pam's banana.

Monday, December 8, 2008

They Made It!


Amanda's parents just made it to Nairobi...now we are relaxing at a nice outdoor bar and catching up.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Roasting a goat.


This was our Thanksgiving dinner up at Lake Turkana...wonderful.