Ryan’s luggage came and better yet, everything was in it! Now, Ryan’s not a very careful packer. He said he just threw in his stuff when he packed and sure enough, when he opened it, there was his watch just sitting on top for anyone to pilfer. But, there it was and everything else, just how he packed it.
Yesterday the guys went and explored the real downtown Lusaka (not the ex-pat Lusaka). We watched the sunset from our observation deck and then after dinner they went to the super nice gym by us, called Oxygym.
(BTW, we’re pretty sure the locals are afraid of Eric because he has dreads and tattoos. Then there’s Ryan, greeting everyone as he goes by, Muli Bwanji! Quite the pair walking down the streets of Lusaka.)
They guys have discovered passion fruit.
And here’s Ryan, well, being Ryan.
Today we’re headed off to camp on the lower Zambezi. Last night Ryan was googling, “crocodile attacks on the lower zambezi” to prepare himself. He’s worried crocodiles are going to come and pull him out of his tent. I should say, last time we went camping in Africa the kids were 13, 15 and 17 years old, and we unknowingly camped in a place where the lions roamed in the Serengeti. That was a scary night. Fortunately, lions are not like bears in that they don’t hunt by smell, rather, by movement, so as long as we stayed in our tent at night we were safe (or so our guides said).
On another note, our oldest son, Alex, who lives on the West Indies island of Dominica, and his girlfriend Stephanie video skyped to break the news that they were adopting and her name was Sasha. Here she is on the left below. Kala (on the right) loves her. Now we have three granddogs! (Ryan’s Huey and these two.)