Parting Shots from the Masai Mara

After posting my plane crash story earlier this week, I just wanted to say thank you for all the encouraging feedback! It was a terrifying moment, one of the scariest of my life, but if you can’t look back and laugh at that stuff, what can you do?

Along those lines, I found a quote from Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, who I became very close to during my trip to Kenya… well, as close as you can come to a long dead writer… and it summed up the plane incident and several other dramas from my year of travel.

All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.

After I posted my recap of the crash, I started feeling rotten because despite the plane incident, I had such an amazing visit to the Masai Mara. Everything about it was perfect except for the last few minutes on that prop.

So I wanted to leave everyone with some happy images – definitely GO to the Masai Mara. Go on a Kenya safari. And even take small planes to get there… just, you know, beware of storms!

Morning on the Mara

Off-roading with my wonderful guide Willy from &Beyond

Heading back to camp before the storm comes

Searching for leopards

Remembering the Masai Mara with a safari self portrait 

Up next… the main reason I came to Kenya!

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  • April 13, 2012
    Camels & Chocolate

    That first shot…SIGH. Dreaming.

    Also, you’re the cutest little safari-er I know! Love the ensemble.

    • April 14, 2012

      Thanks, lady! You know I always try to look the part =)

  • April 13, 2012

    Love the photos, and what a cute self portrait.

    • April 14, 2012

      Thanks – I’m always trying to find a way to actually get myself in a photo here or there. You know how it is…

  • April 13, 2012

    Oh wow… the colors!!! I’d love to go there myself.

    • April 14, 2012

      Let me know when you do… I’d LOVE to go back!

  • April 13, 2012

    wow. the masai mara is on my bucket list of places that i’d love to go!

  • April 15, 2012
    Mom

    Stunning pictures. God is quite the artist!

  • April 16, 2012
    JULIA

    AMAZING PICTURES ANGIE! WE ARE REALLY SAD NOT TO VIST AFRICA DURING OUR 2012 /2013 WORLD TRIP. HOPEFULLY THE MASAI MARA WILL STILL BE THERE FOR US IN THE FUTURE

  • April 16, 2012

    I love Masai Mara. Such a magical place and also special to me as it was my first safari. Great shots!

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