Tuesday, October 04, 2005

bush and bliss

What a wonderful weekend. It took seven hours to actually drive there (the Kruger Park), but it was well worth it. I was as much a tourist as my Canadian aunt, because I've never been before either. We saw lion, a leopard (walking right next to our land rover), millions of elephant, some rhino, buffalo, baby hyenas that decided to nibble on our tyres, giraffe. The whole shebang really.

My FRench granny let her hair down considerably on Saturday night and got a little drunk on the whisky's, and it was fantastic. I woke up to a giant tarantula/spideroid thing right in my face which was rather disconterting - no terrifying - but other than that, we went on game drives twice a day, ate like kings and generally lived it up 'on safari.'

I've cvome back with a better mindset, and am ready to rock and roll in the city once more.

8 comments:

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

we have a tourist attraction here, it's called african lion safari, where you drive your vehicle through the compound and the monkeys rip your windshield wipers off your car!!!!
it's not nearly as exciting as what you did, can't even compare it to the zoo, yet we go and think this is what a safari must be like. glad to hear your weekend went to sell.

Peas on Toast said...

Still sounds like fun Janie. Yip it was good, unfortunately I've arrived back at work with a pile of stuff to do, so I'm back in the city with a bang...

Ed Abbey said...

A proper African safari is on my list of things to do before I die.

Peas on Toast said...

Loving nature and animals Ed, you would be in your element Ed. Make sure you come to SA someday and do it 'proper' :)

November Rain said...

did you take pictures? we want to see pictures of ...
your experience

November Rain said...

LOL you woke up to an African Tarantula...

Was it a spider or a Tarantula?
:) LC



I have H Gigas they are african Ts
Some friends of mine make trips to Africa to observe Ts and collect them
they sometimes go and never see one
lol isnt it the way things go the one that dont want to see it gets to see it LOL

She of the handbag said...

"a giant tarantula/spideroid thing right in my face"

I have no words apart from aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!

Poor thing! Rest of the weekend sounds fab though:)

Nettie said...

I would have smacked myself in the face trying to get the spideroid. So you did good, eh?