Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park

my mother is completely kichaa [kee-chah'] crazy. then again, so are her friends.

this isn't a new discovery, but was reiterated today as i accompanied mother and 3 of her friends to Arusha National Park. in truth, it was a lovely day and completely mother's idea to have a women's safari. we did it on the cheap, hiring a guide but paying all our own fees and eschewing provided meals/snacks. instead we packed a picnic ourselves--too much food for anyone--i made baba ganoush with the eggplants and herbs from our garden and a feta and cucumber salad. jean brought a delicious green bean and mozzarella concoction and julia had homemade rosemary pita chips and chicken. that plus 2 bottles of white wine- so much better than the box lunches would've been any way. we even encouraged the guide not to waste his money buying a lunch but to eat ours instead.

collabus monkeys- i had never seen them before. look at that long hair!

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