Tuesday, June 17, 2014

God's Amazing Creation!

It has been a couple of long travel days but we have experienced amazing people, places and creatures along the way.

Traveling from Moshi to Karatu we passed through the amazingly busy city of Arusha. More than half a million people and still only two traffic lights in the entire city.

We settled in at Rhotia Tented Lodge in the beautiful green rolling hills above Karatu that remind me of Ireland. Yes, it takes some clmbing through rough red dirt roads to get up to the camp but Africa always makes you work a bit to get to her best treasures. Most enjoyed a restful night in the luxury tents except for Kathy who admitted to being terrified at every critter making noise on the other side of the canvas all night.

It was an early start this morning to make the 2 1/12hr drive to get down into the Ngorngoro Crater. After passing through the misty clouds along the rim of the crater, the day cleared once we reached the crater floor where we saw all kinds of wonderful beasts and birds.

We have now arrived at the peaceful Ndutu Lodge after a marathon of a day in the Land Cruisers. It is a small miracle that I am able to post this from here since we are in the middle of nowhere. After a good night's rest we will move into the vast serengetti plains tomorrow. Dozens of amazing photos to follow when we get back from this adventure but hopefully the two brothers above give a glimpse of what we experienced down in that incredible crater today!  Everyne is well. Thanks for your prayers!

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