Hi all...happy Monday!
So, I know that the suspense has been driving you crazy, so alas, here are the answers to the ten mysterious previously-posted "riddles." Thank you all for your participation, and know that no matter what the results are, you all did a wonderful job. So...
1. Mouse traps..me...and after a very messy affair (due to a VERY determined little rodent), the mouse is gone. Sad, but relieving.
2. raspberry scones...Eric. Such a romantic.
3. Forcing their team member to post on their blog...Eric again (sorry Lisa! :)). I don't feel like there's a lot to say when I've just posted the day before, but Mr. Holthaus begs to differ. I guess there could be worse things. ;)
4. "scarlet ankles, scarlet toes"...pure folly, although Eric is starting to enjoy it.
5. NO flip-flops: Eric! This is something we have HIGHLY differing opinions on.
6. Buying miniature speakers...mmm, both, but technically Eric, as the MP3 player is mine... (do you guys hear the "suicidal, suicidal...you're just a beeeeaaauuuutiful girl" song??)
7. lawn chairs...both...there's just something about having mice/rats crawling around in the couch you're sitting on (and hearing them!)
8. "Marvin the Easter Rat"...definitely Eric (you should hear the voice!).
9. Brady Bunch theme song/dancing...folly-filled fierceness!
So we just returned from a weekend trip to Kibale, which hosts Africa's second deepest (900 meters!) lake, Lake Bunyoni. We put our incredible tent to use for the second time (was it a "second" themed weekend or what??). It was AWESOME. I have never heard/seen so many different birds in my life. People say that most travellers to UG come only to see gorillas & such, but end up really enjoying the birds...well, count us in that number! I'm thinking we're headed toward professional birdwatcher-ship, though Eric seems to disagree.
It really was such a relaxing, good (and varied!)-food-filled, wake up to the crazy (LOUD, and awesome!) birds at 7am, just good type of weekend. The camp we stayed at (of which I coincidentally met the founder of last week, and hence our staying there!) is completely run by local people from the community, and they offer a lot of eco-tourism tours & fair-trade gifts (watch out, Christmas presents!), and really just work to empower local folks...that was our favorite part. Well, that and the birds. And the food. And swimming in the lake. And the broken telescope...
We hope that the seconds of your weekends were filled with fun too...let us know if not/so! :)
Pictures to come soon!
Friday, September 21, 2007
Hi all...happy Monday!
Posted by Megan at 11:42 AM