On Sunday night, I’ll start the long trip from Chicago to Masai Mara, Kenya for a trip hosted by Gerry and the guys at Wild Eye. My friend Jim and I going to witness the Great Migration, where the thousands of wildebeest need to cross the Mara river, with its hazards (crocodiles, jagged rocks, lions and hyenas welcoming them on the other shore, etc.). It’s not all about the kill, though. We’ll see the elephants, giraffe and lots more. It’s supposed to be the the trip of a lifetime and I hope it lives up to half the hype. Jim is super excited about the trip, especially the elephants!
To break up the journey, we have 23 hours stopover in London, where we plan to visit a pub (or 3) and have a Kashmir curry dinner with my good friend Sue! Really looking forward to seeing her. Our flight departs Chicago Sunday at 7:30pm, giving us plenty of time to take in the Chicago Bears game at Soldier Field! Tailgating at 8:30am, Bears vs Steelers game at Noon, flight to London at 7:30pm. Can you imagine a more perfect start to what I hope will be a great trip?!?
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Here is a 3 minute preview of what we will see … the good stuff starts about the 2-minute mark!