Thursday, August 6, 2009

Way Up In The Sky...

One morning we woke up bright and early and got to do something pretty amazing...go on a hot air balloon ride. It was my first time in one, and it was incredible.  Our landing was a bit rough though as we hit termite mound after termite mound, and our basket almost flipped over. Ha. 

I loved being so high in the sky and looking was so peaceful. Since it was not quite migration season yet, we were surprised at how few animals we saw as we looked out into the Mara. We did see four lions from air, which was fun. Here are a few pictures of our ride.

This picture was taken from a camera that was attached by a string to a pole connected to the balloon. At first we had no idea it was there. It definitely made for some great pictures! Unfortunately, Sara got sick the night before and so she didn't make it. We missed having her with us!! 

After the ride, we had a nice breakfast with everyone, and this fellow came to join us.
And my Mom decided to be brave and get a little closer.

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