This morning we woke up around 5:30 so we could sit outside & watch the sun come up over the pains... and it was SO beautiful!
We were able to find the lioness and her three cubs again and we got to watch them nursing!
We got to see a baby elephant nursing too! How awesome it was to witness that as a nursing momma myself :)
We finally got to see some giraffes up close at the end of the drive, and that was really neat too.
And we came across some painted wild African dogs - which is actually a very, very rare event! They are hardly ever seen on a drive - our driver (who's been driving for 18 years) said he's only seen them three times!
On the way back to Moshi we stopped at the Arusha Coffee Lodge for dinner. It was AMAZING. It was European/American style food for the most part, and it was way better than a lot of food I've had in the States! (probably because the beef is always free range and fresh!) It was a really pretty property too -
We got back to Moshi just after 8pm after hitting rush-hour traffic in Arusha (a pretty big city in Tanzania). We are all unpacked and are preparing for some ministry time in the coming week. Owen did such a great job on safari. I really am proud of him. There were a couple of times I lost my temper a little with him in the evenings when he was getting out of control and fussy, but Bill & the team have done such a great job at showing us grace. I feel like this coming week is going to reveal some things to us. I'm still waiting to hear from God about some specific things for our family & I'm interested to see what He has in store for us. I'm a bit nervous heading into this week of minisrty with Owen, but I know God's got it. He wouldn't have called us to this place as a family just to leave us hangin' now. :)