Look at the beautiful bouganvillea! Look at those cute kids!!
Jake and Eli had been to the reptile park for a school field trip, and were really excited to show Sahara. There were lovely botanical gardens around the entrance, complete with lily pads and frogs.
There was also a really cool bridge!
Uncle Naties and Sahara brought us a whole new stash of sultanas, pomme and bosvruchten, our favorites. We had a lot of energy to run off after sitting through an hour of bad city traffic and eating a whole package of sultanas. There was a also a lot of gas going on after our Indian dinner last night. We were all pretty anxious to get out of the car!
After tumbling around through the grass for a bit, we took a walking tour of the animals. Hey, there are real lions in there!!
And an ostrich (which I ate last week as carpaccio),
some rarely seen wild dogs,
and a cage full of…. ??? Did we mention this was a low-budget zoo?
The Soviet playground might have given it away. Complete with boxy swings, rust, and slides that ended several feet above the ground. Jake and Eli didn’t notice though, they felt right at home!
The Munda Wanga Park is a little rough around the edges, as all “attractions” in parts of the developing world are. But this is why being in Zambia is so perfect for us right now. The boys don’t notice, all they know is that they are doing things they’ve never done before and seeing things they’ve never seen. All of life is new, even the rough parts, and they get to share it with their cousins! I say that in the plural because I hope all of them will make it here one day.
We had fun! And came home to make an awesome dinner of tacos and tortilla soup. It’s so great to have our family here.