Feeling some blues with Pterosaurs, Máximo, and Buddy Guy.
Feels good to be back in the old digs tonight. Forever in blue jeans. #wework
Africa Part Deux; Johannesburg
The spring landscape was draped with purple Jacaranda trees, dinner menus loaded with variations of steak (peppercorn, avocado, cheeses), traditional seafood platters, creative tasty milkshakes (Rocky Road, Twelve o’clock Choc), and endless red wine. The new architecture favored contemporary shapes and lines, dim lit interiors, and expression through street art. Near our last evening, we dined in the township of Nelson Mandela, and got to see the house he grew up in. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Pics: Jacaranda trees, Menlyn Maine Central Square, Moyo—African Restaurant with crocodile tail pies/calamari/peri peri chicken/prawns/avo salad/ and traditional pap w/ chakalaka, Milkshakes in Pretoria, hotel elevator, breakfast view, Warrior Mask with carved bird for hunting
I got to explore the wild. I rode next to a running giraffe (she kept running alongside and in front of our truck), watched the lions eat, and learned about the aggressive hyaenas and packs of wild dogs. The wild dogs will get under your car and pull wires, leaving tourists stranded. The lions have been known to open car doors. These incredible animals are as cunning as they are beautiful. It was a touch with nature that I had not experienced.
If you can swing the travel, it’s worth the jet lag. Friendly reminder to us all to pick up and dispose of any trash you see along the way! The streams and homes for these animals were littered with plastic. 🌍
Challenge: can you spot the 8 different animals?