As I mentioned in my last post, I was looking forward to this Monday being the best day of my life. On the agenda: a trip to the falls, a stop at the curios market, jumping off a cliff, an elephant back safari, a dinner at the Boma, and a nighttime safari drive. What could possibly ruin this day? Waking up with the most violent stomach ache that I could hardly stand up straight. Well, I wasn't about to let that get in my way! Let's do this!
|The Livingstone Tree|
|My favorite view of the falls|
|This picture makes me laugh. I feel like it looks like I'm standing in front of a green screen or something|
|On our way back the hotel, we came across this elephant crossing the road. Love.|
After we finished up at the falls, we headed back to the hotel to grab some breakfast. Since I was so sick, I just went back to bed until it was time to head out for the Gorge Swing! I was so incredibly excited about this, but at the same time...so nervous. But, I agreed to do it, so here we go!
|The view from where we were "suiting up"|
The Courageous Miss Val
After this, we made a quick stop at the curios market, and then it was time for my lifelong dream to come true: ride an elephant through the African bush. I couldn't have been more excited! Oh, except that I still was incredibly sick and couldn't fully concentrate on anything that was going on that day. But I digress: time for the best experience ever!
Oh, and my pants ripped while getting on the elephant. Lovely.
|I think that this is maybe the happiest I have ever been|
|My elephant, which I nicknamed "Adeki" which means "Little One" in Shona|