Just a few pictures of me roughing it on the beach. Its hard here sometimes
On my birthday I got a surprise trip to Chaminuka Lodge. It is also a animal rescue about an hour away from the house.They currently have Cheetahs and Lions that they rescued and are trying to train so people can interact with them.
Well because it was my special day, Not only did I get to pet and walk with the cheetahs they had me kneel down in front of them and had them lick my head! This goes against everything I know I should be doing here in Zambia. With the lack of medical support I tend to be careful. Good help is a two hour flight away. Oh well, sometimes you just go with it. Imagine the tongue of a cat but multiple it 10 fold. It felt like 36 grit sandpaper being rubbed across my head. After I lived thru that we got to play with 4 month old lion cubs. A great day
So in an effort to catch up for the past few months of silence, I will be doing some photo dumps (for lack of a better term). I will try to explain what I remember but it has been a long time and lets be honest. I was to lazy to write it up before so don’t count on to much 🙂 I will try and do better. I just want to share some photos of what we have been up to.
I Had my first visitor! (in June) Hunter came out for almost a month and we kept busy. I tried to get her to write something ( she did just graduate with a journalism degree) but she wouldn’t. 🙂 HAHA sorry Hunter. We did a lot and kept busy seeing what Zambia has to offer. After she got over her jet lag we went to Victoria Falls. Its a must do, everyone needs to see how absolutely beautiful it is. Right away she said she was going to bungee jumped off of Victoria Falls Bridge. She did it straight away.crazy! After she wiped the grin off her face we went for a ride on some elephant. Not a bad day. We spent a couple days in Livingston doing the tourist thing and headed back to Lusaka. Then Hunter came to Chikumbuso for a few days and got to teach a few classes. We did a safari, she got to see a “Winckler moment” and I returned her home safe and sound. Hope to see some more people soon.
Benny just enjoying the shade today. He has adopted this spot as his own. So much for the dog house area I made for him. 😡 He seems to be good with the heat so far. He still wants to be outside all the time.
Low and behold Lusaka has a music festival! Who knew? It was held at the Show Grounds, which turns out to be a pretty good venue. This is the second year and I couldn’t be happier, I can finally get my music fix here. Maybe I can skip one in Atlanta next year. Ha, I don’t think that will happen. It was small but they had everything one needs for a FUN music fest. Food (pig on a table) Beer, liquor and wine. Great people watching and I even found a new artist, Caitlin DeVille, she was born and raised in Zambia and plays the electric violin. Aside from the headliner UB40. Everyone was local and let’s just say, even though I’m not sure what they are singing, it still sounds great. I did have to wait till the very end so I could hear Red Red wine. It was small enough that Jason might have even stayed till the end 😉
OK everyone. Sorry I haven’t been posting. I got a case of the lazes and with the rash of shit I got from some people I will try and be better.
Just a quick update. When I got back to Zambia from home I noticed a group of men digging a trench along the road. Yes this is how a trench is dug here. No machinery, just a group of men with a shovel and a pick. Apparently in the last 2 weeks they have dug about 3 kilometer’s! Today was a very comfortable 98 degrees. On the plus side, the rumor is that we will be getting fiber optic internet! Yay me.