Gone Batty

CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN

Gone Batty

The thin pink line on the horizon grew, silhouetting the bodies of millions of flying fruit-bats.

What’s in a Name?

CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX

What’s in a Name?

For research purposes, maybe it’s better to remain detached by giving a study participant a number. But this cheetah had sparked something inside me. I wanted to give her a name.

Zebu Nests

CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE

Zebu Nests

The zebu is a hump-backed cow, with droopy dewlaps, and floppy ears, somebody I can relate to the older I get!

Mandrare River Magic

CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR

Mandrare River Magic

It was uncomfortably hot. To shed my hiking boots and socks, pad slowly through the cool water, was divine.

Sing–Anyway

CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE

Sing–Anyway

May you find that which makes your heart sing. Though for most existing will be your destiny and provide little about which to sing.

Mind Over Muscle

CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO

Mind Over Muscle

Within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the name gives you a clue as to what this place is like, I’m steps away from mountain gorillas.

Tree-top Aristocracy

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE

Tree-top Aristocracy

Regal, alluring, the black and white colobus monkeys watch me. They aren’t nearly as impressed with me as I am with them.

Are We There Yet?

CHAPTER THIRTY

Are We There Yet?

Eventually we would run out of city. We had to.

Sara’s Room

CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE

Sara’s Room

No fanfare, no drama, Sara went to bed, the only logical, self-preserving thing to do.

Bushbabies

CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT

Bushbabies

When we ran out of bananas, we ran out of bushbabies.

Sleeping in Zanzibar

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN

Sleeping in Zanzibar

We do a lot of activities together, but sleep is not one of them.

Happy Birthday

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX

Happy Birthday

Honored and humbled I felt like I’d traveled a lifetime in a single day. I witnessed the wonder of birth, the unexpected serenity of death, and a surprise celebration.

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