Wild Times

You know what they say, “All work and no play makes Jon and Dawit dull boys.” In the six years that we’ve been working in Ethiopia we haven’t taken the time to get away and see the sights. Ethiopia has lots of interesting historical sites, as well as, large parks with all sorts of African wildlife. However, when we are in Ethiopia we just never seem to be able to get away. We have never even seen elephants or giraffes in the wild. So this year we decided to remedy that situation, but we had to leave Ethiopia to do it.

Just before Thanksgiving we traveled to Uganda to get away. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here, mainly just hanging out with our friends. Jonathan goes into the village most days and works with Colin. Jess usually stays back with Ronnie and the kids. We mostly just do day to day things, but without the pressure of having to get things done.

As great as this trip has been, this week we put icing on the cake! Our friends took us to one of Uganda’s game parks. Needless to say Dawit loved every minute. We wanted to share with you some of what we saw.

Abyssinian Ground Hornbill

Abyssinian Ground Hornbill

African Buffalo

African Buffalo

African Fish Eagle

African Fish Eagle

Colobus Monkeys

Colobus Monkeys

Croc close-up

Croc close-up

Elephant

Elephant

That's Murchison Falls behind us to the right. I think Dawit's face says it all!

That’s Murchison Falls behind us to the right. I think Dawit’s face says it all!

Giraffe sitting

Giraffe sitting

Tower of Giraffes

Tower of Giraffes

Hartebeest

Hartebeest

Malachite Kingfisher

Malachite Kingfisher

Kob

Kob

One huge croc

One huge croc

Resting hippos

Resting hippos

Water Buck female with baby, hippos and baboons

Water Buck female with baby, hippos and baboons

More crocs

More crocs

Patas Monkey

Patas Monkey

Pied Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

Safari Babe

Safari Babe

Warthog

Warthog

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