Wednesday, July 31, 2013

4th of July in Redwoods

Nathan and I went camping with his aunt Tamara, uncle Vince, cousins, Grandpa and Otein near the Redwood forest. It was so much fun and we had the best weather. We drove about 6 hours north, almost to the Oregon border. Once we arrived Nathan and Islan decided to take a dip in the ocean, it was too cold for me!

On the walk back to our campsite

Enjoying some smores!

It was grandpas birthday so we celebrated with pie!

Sage and I

The next day we took a beautiful hike through the Redwoods

Islan swinging on the roots of an uprooted tree

So green!!

Nathan and Grandpa

After hiking through the Redwoods we went on a hike in Fern Canyon

The walls were lined with ferns, it was beautiful!

Back to the ocean for a walk

It was such a fun trip and we miss the Smiths, Grandpa and Otein!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Kampala and Entebbe

On our way back to Kampala there are places along the road where you can pull over and tons and tons of kids will run up to your car selling you meat on a stick, drinks, candy, fruit, etc. It's convenient and fun! 

The roads are packed in Kampala, lots of motorbikes 

At the local market in Entebbe

Ugandans love Obama for some reason

Enjoying a soda on Lake Victoria

Mmmmm fish (head and all!)

Blackie and I went the safe route with beef!

My new favorite fruit, passion fruit

Mustafas brother Blackie used to work at the zoo and he gave us a behind the scenes tour, it was amazing! We got to pet a rhino.

Hang out with a leopard

See the cubs

And go into the shoebill cage! In there if the shoebill bows to you, you must bow back. We felt silly bowing to a bird, but it's a lot better than getting pecked at!

We go to hold a boa, as you can see from my face, not my favorite.

Nathan likes snakes, he's crazy!

And then goodbye to our new friends Mustafa and Blackie. We love them and miss them so much!

This is the end to an amazing trip. I must say that Uganda is the coolest country I have ever travelled to and I can't wait to one day return!

Lake Mburo

After gorilla trekking we headed over to Lake Mburo. We had not seen zebras yet and were looking forward to seeing them there. 


Baby zebra, love how he's still brown


Lake Mburo



The house we stayed in near the lake

Crested cranes

Nathan and I in our car





Next up the zoo!