We’ve kept it a little quiet, and were a little late to celebrate… but we just returned from celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary at Murchison National Park! Myron doesn’t know the fun we got up to, so shhhh, let’s keep it that way 🙂
Myron was extremely excited to have his first sleep over at his friend’s house, the perfect escape plan for us: he thought we went somewhere for a ‘meeting’. Our meeting was two nights at two different park lodges (like a mini double holiday!), and a sunrise balloon ride over the park. It was the absolute peak of the dry season and we hovered over a very scorched and dusty savannah, but we still got to see warthogs, various antelope, and many elephants from above.
We tried to skimp a little and didn’t pay extra for an air-conditioned room for the first night. Big mistake! But that was soon overshadowed by the glorious balloon ride, having two lovely pools to ourselves (in two destinations), a bush buffet breakfast in front of the Nile, some lounging around reading fiction (yes, fiction!), and an incredible sleep in an air-conditioned room in the second lodge where we woke momentarily to a loud thunderstorm outside signalling potentially the end to a long dry season.
As we left the park the animals were also out, returning to yesterday’s dried-up watering holes which were now brimming with water. The rain brought a welcome reprieve to many, and those two nights away were also a welcome reprieve for us! As one season comes to an end, so a new one is about to begin…