Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thanksgiving

I had been milling over the possibilities of where our group could eat a Thanksgiving dinner together. When my family had spent Thanksgiving in Japan in 2007, I had searched the internet for a place that would be serving a … Continue reading

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Driving Mr. Tony

As we drove away from the Lake Eyasi area I got a phone call from Daniel at Bush Routes Tours in Dar. He kept cutting in and out and even when we had reception we were going over some exceedingly … Continue reading

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Vanishing Lake

We spent our final two nights in the field camping near Lake Eyasi. After leaving the Crater interior we had driven to our campsite. Unlike our other campsites, the Lake Eyasi Bush Camp contained palm trees and abutted a vast … Continue reading

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The Crater

Day 1: Laetoli- I had a good feeling about our campsite on the rim of the Crater when we pulled into it and saw that a herd of zebras were milling around the area in which we planned to set … Continue reading

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Down on the Farm

We broke camp at Zion after just shy of a month there. That Sunday we drove to Karatu, checked into the Royal Eglon Motel as usual, and then headed to Gibbs Farm for lunch. Trudy and I knew from experience … Continue reading

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Special Invitation

The final Friday in Zion camp the students presented their project ideas as well as their preliminary findings to members of the community. Preparation for this meeting began on Monday when I visited the administrative offices at Tarangire one final … Continue reading

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Furlough

I returned to Arusha for the first time after spending two and a half weeks in camp. For a previous supply run as well as a clinic visit, I had sent Trudy to town since, at the time, she was … Continue reading

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Tarangire

After our group had been camped in Zion for over two weeks, I finally saw Tarangire National Park. Sure, I had been inside of the park’s gates and had traveled to the administrative offices on four separate occasions, but this … Continue reading

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Halloween

The last Saturday in October marked the halfway point of our six weeks in the field. The tedium of being in camp had definitely been wearing on the students by this time and they took the opportunity to let off … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Disturbances

Since the pace of life at Zion camp has been so slow and generally unchanging, the most exciting highlights of the first week in camp centered around occurrences of the meteorological variety. Dust Devil- On the first Saturday in camp, … Continue reading

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