Every tree limb overhead seems to sit and wait, while every step you take becomes a twist of fate.
Up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road...

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Baby Pictures

It was a beautiful morning to wake up in Nairobi.

First we went to the Sheldrick Baby Animal Sanctuary to spend an hour (they only let you in for one hour/day) with the baby elephants. Some are found in wells, others are orphaned by poaching, some found stuck in mud holes. They are saved and cared for at the sanctuary for a couple of years and then slowly reintroduced to wild herds in Savona. They are silly, opinionated, hungry, greedy, wild little monsters and I love them!

Next we saw the one baby orphaned rhino.
But my uploading is getting very slow so use your imagination.
Finally we went to the Giraffe center, for Rothschild giraffes which are the most rare. There is a Giraffe Manor where guests can stay and interact with the giraffes as much as they want. It looked beautiful. Wish I were staying there instead of the InterContinental.

Did a little shopping. Found a puzzle of Africa for baby.

Conference-type activities begin tomorrow so much less siteseeing after today.


  1. Amazing pictures. I just love elephants, they are such amazing creatures. I stumbled upon your blog from mutually read blogs. I'm so jealous of your travels. Enjoy your new adventure.

  2. What beautiful pictures! I read about Giraffe Manor years ago and always, always wanted to go. Thank you for sharing the pictures. This just made my day! :)

  3. Divinos Los elefantes!!! Abrazos


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J and I have been married for almost 15 years. We have shared many adventures and a lot of watershed moments. In 2009 I began blogging and in 2010 we adopted our daughter from Ethiopia. In March of 2012 we began the process to adopt a little boy from Haiti. This blog follows the many twists and turns on the road to our two children and beyond.