Well, after we sent our team to Entebbe for their plane route home, my family and I spent the morning packing. We were going to spend the morning shopping and eating breakfast downtown, but there was a riot due to some theft at the fair around the corner from our guest house and Mandy called to tell us not to leave until it calmed down.
I resisted posting that fact until my team was safely home :)
Anyway, we headed to a resort at the source of the Nile called the King Fisher Safari Resort in Jinja. We met up with my parents and sister and her family to spend 3 days and 3 nights there. Quite the change from the guest house. We had a beautiful shower, a 2 room hut where the boys each had their own twin bed and shannon and I had a king bed!!! The accommodations and the grounds were gorgeous. One morning I got up early to watch the sunrise. It was well worth the early rise. Here are some pics... our hut, the sunrise, and the cousins in the pool.
DAY 1 was a site seeing boat ride on the Nile near the source. I went on this same ride with our team but it was raining and our engine was cutting in and out so we didn't see much really. But this time, I took tons of pictures. Here are 3 shots- all of King Fishers. There are 3 varieties on Lake Victoria, I managed to snag a pretty good pick of each one.
THE MALACHITE KING FISHER
THE WOODLAND KING FISHER
THE PIED KING FISHER
Here's 2 bonus pics- both taken on the path on the way to the boat... one of a chameleon and one of the most beautiful clan of lady bug looking insects I've ever seen.
DAY 2 was a boat ride to my new friend Timothy's house and to give soap to some people in his church with AIDS. It rained so hard on our way home that we had to seek shelter under some random hut on the shore. It made for quite the story. Here's my final pic with him. He called me today to tell me goodbye too. Such a Godly and wonderful man. I'm so looking forward to continuing our friendship in the years to come.
DAY 3 was white water rafting on the Nile. I bought a professional DVD of our day, but no pics because I had no way to keep my camera safe or water proof. But our family went on a float trip and my brother in law and I went on the full day class 5 white water rafting experience. It was crazy. Our boat flipped twice and I have never been white water rafting on this level. It was nuts. You can check out the company we went with here. Perhaps I'll find a way to post part of the dvd on youtube for you.
The next day we left for a Safari... that'll be my next post.