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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Visitors from afar

Our son, Travis, and his girlfriend, Heidi, visited us several weeks ago here in Ghana. We had such a good time during their 10 day visit. It was wonderful to be with part of our family for the first time in 13 months.

While they were here we got to see Ghana through their eyes, going places we had wanted to see but waited so we could go together. We went to Mole National Park and saw elephants, baboons, wart hogs, deer, monkeys, water buffalo, beautiful birds, crocodiles and more. An elephant came up to our motel and ate the landscaping. A baboon came up to the restaurant and took food off a little girls plate. These are wild animals but we were very close to them. They are not caged or fenced. We went on a safari on the top of a jeep and got to see the animals in their own habitat.

We saw a lot of deer at Mole Park.
We saw beautiful birds but it is a little hard to see them in a photo.
Can you see the crocodile?

This is the water buffalo herd that came chasing us in our jeep. The passengers wanted to stop to take pictures.
 The driver stepped on the gas and got us out of there because even though these guys are big they were coming fast!
I see a monkey looking at me
A herd of elephants crossed the road in front of our truck. It was fun to see the bike rider on the
 other side of them. He got a good first hand look at the elephants.

This elephant came right up to the motel and ate the landscaping.

We walked to the watering hole where these elephants were keeping cool.

We went to a water fall, visited a village and learned how to make Shea Butter,
watched villagers dance, shopped, went on a canoe ride, went to the largest outdoor market in West Africa and rode horses at the lake. We played games, talked, laughed and had a great time.

Our canoe trip

When we were getting out of our canoe there were women collecting water from the river.
This picture is a good illustration of why we are drilling wells in Africa.

Villagers dancing

Heidi and Travis were invited to dance with them and they were good sports.

Kintampo Waterfall

Thank you Travis and Heidi for your visit. We look forward to seeing you in August.

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  1. Wow! Amazing & fantastic pictures! That one of the woman carrying the HUGE tub of water on her head looks painful. I'm so grateful for the work that you two are doing there.

  2. So glad you got to have that amazing adventure-how perfect that Heidi and Travis got to go with you!!! Miss you here, but it is wonderful that you are helping people!!