Just a quick update because we’ve been so busy getting everything ready for Meghan and Kate’s visit! It should be a perfect whirlwind tour of Malawi starting this Saturday. We’re also finally enjoying some nice weather! Fingers crossed it stays this way!
We can’t believe we’ve been here two months. Time seems to be flying by and we’re feeling more comfortable, happy and at home…
Sunday we climbed one of the three mountains that circle Blantyre. Again, I thought we were going for a nice Sunday morning walk and it ended up being a four hour hike, but it was really lovely. It is a protected wildlife sanctuary and it was lush and beautiful because of all the rain. There were areas of the path that were completely taken over by elephant grass growing taller than Sandy. It felt like we were deep in the jungle and in need of pith helmets. We saw guinea fowl, lizards, birds, rock rabbits… and more monkeys!
The view from the top was gorgeous. Again, the pictures don’t do it justice, but we could see all the way to the Zomba plateau.
Sunday afternoon we joined some friends for a Brai (South African term for Bar-B-Q). They live in a nice neighborhood and have a little bit of land, so they raise chickens, turkeys, and guinea fowl. Must be a totally different zoning system here. They used to have just two adult turkeys, but recently, a third mysteriously showed up in their yard. This is particularly strange because their land is surrounded by a tall brick wall and electric wiring and no one knows where it came from – they asked all of their neighbors and no one was missing a turkey… So now they have three adult turkeys.
We managed to watch the Oscars on Monday with some friends. We weren’t allowed to cheat and look at the winners beforehand but this wasn’t a problem for me since we didn’t have electricity all day.
So while things are a little quiet right now, get ready to hear about our adventures with Meghan and Kate next week, including two days a game park…