Tents and Chargers

Posted by Steve Baskin

Aug 29, 2016 2:35:08 PM

Susie_Terrill_Sunset_tented_camp.jpgOver the past several decades, tourism has become ever more important to Tanzania. Knowing this, the government has created conservation areas and limited the amount of real estate development, including hotels. So far, so good. While other countries over-developed their land, Tanzania’s pristine parks became even more appealing to tourists.

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Dr Susie Saves the Day

Posted by Steve Baskin

Aug 29, 2016 12:02:22 AM

DSCN3641.jpgThe last two blogs were long, so I will offer a relatively short one today.

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A Great Day, a Hard day (pt 2)

Posted by Steve Baskin

Aug 28, 2016 11:07:58 AM

Broken_truck_Terrill.jpg[This is the second of a two part blog.]

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A Great Day, a Hard Day (pt 1)

Posted by Steve Baskin

Aug 28, 2016 10:59:49 AM

Rhino3.jpg[This is the first of a two part blog.]

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The Spare Parts Animal

Posted by Steve Baskin

Aug 26, 2016 10:52:17 PM

3_Good_wildebeest3.jpgEach year, 1.5 million wildebeests migrate over 1,000 miles round trip through Central Africa in search of grazing fields. The migration is considered one of the animal wonders of the world.

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Onesmo and a Lesson in Value

Posted by Steve Baskin

Aug 26, 2016 1:46:44 PM

Onesmo-1.jpgIt is easy to take the concept of “value” for granted. If we want to know what something is worth, we can look at a price tag or use Google. For many items, we know their value without even thinking about it, be it a gallon of gas or a book.

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Watching the Lioness Hunt

Posted by Steve Baskin

Aug 25, 2016 3:16:27 PM

Male_lion.jpgToday, it felt like Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. If you understand this reference, you are dating yourself. In the 1970’s and early 1980’s, Mutual of Omaha (the insurance company) sponsored a show called “Wild Kingdom” hosted by Marlin Perkins (sp). It was the first show that Susie and I remember watching that showed potentially dangerous animals from around the world.

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Taken to New Heights

Posted by Steve Baskin

Aug 25, 2016 2:58:45 PM

Balloon_and_vista.jpgSometimes you look forward to an experience and quickly realize that your pleasure of anticipating the the experience exceeds its actual pleasure. Sadly, this happens more often than we care to admit. At the risk of alienating my audience, I will say that childbirth was one such experience. I had heard countless fathers gush about the birth of a child – “it was the most powerful experience of my life.”

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Living in Community

Posted by Steve Baskin

Aug 25, 2016 2:26:01 PM

Happy_childJPG.jpgWe have been in the far reaches of the Serengeti and have internet for the first time in 5 days, so I will begin to post the blogs I wrote while we were there.  Here is the first entry.  I apologize that it is a more serious one:

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Maasai and More

Posted by Steve Baskin

Aug 20, 2016 2:05:36 PM

Maasai_painted.jpgI am already struggling with how to share our days with you. Since we are part of an organized tour, our days feel somewhat sequential. We wake up, eat breakfast and then hop into our safari van. Walter then takes us from place to place while sharing facts and insights on our drives. We see incredibly interesting things and then go to the next lodging option.

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