Our adventures have come to an end, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the time we’ve had together.
Our last day at Thanda was spent doing another morning walk. Luckily, it was only a few hours this time, but we were happy to get up and going again knowing it was our last early morning. The sunrise impressed us yet again, and the chill of the morning was welcomed as well. Our last walk enticed our senses and our knowledge about the happenings of the pervious night. We found elephant tracks that led us to their sleeping spot and feeding grounds. They also indicated signs of them showing off to each other by pushing over trees and then fighting each other for dominance.
We also found more giraffes and leopard tracks. We followed the leopard tracks for some time, but the wind was not in our favor and we think he ran off when he smelled our scent. We got some gorgeous scenery and last bit of fun together on our walk.
Then we had to say goodbye to our dear guide Peter and thanked him profusely for his time with us. He really is the best and most knowledgeable guide in the business. He was absolutely wonderful, and we all hope to see him again one day.
Our two hour ride back to St. Lucia went by quickly because we played even more games!! I hope all of them come home with lots of games to play with the family and friends. Don’t hate me for all the difficult-to-figure-out ones though!
While in St. Lucia, we spent some time relaxing, showering and catching up on all the gossip on facebook and social media. Man, you wouldn’t think a week would accumulate so many missed events but I guess it does. We can’t explain how nice it was without it, though. It was very freeing and it forced us to chat and find other ways to occupy our time. We loved it!
After we were all rested, we went out on the town to celebrate our last night together. We went to our favorite restaurant for dinner, which was delicious as always. Then, we decided to get a drink at a local cocktail bar where they were playing an awesome play list and we got to sit and reminisce about our experiences together. We talked about our favorite parts and how much we were going to miss each other. It was fun, but also very sad because we knew tomorrow we would have to say goodbye…
Since they all had an early flight this morning, we all decided to go back and get some sleep. All of them have a long journey ahead of them, so it was important to wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed!
The morning was a bit of a blur between packing, breakfast and the drive to the airport. It felt like it all happened so fast. We had our last goodbye and we shared hugs all around. That was tough. They are, however, one their way home to you now and can’t wait to see you all!
I just want to say on behalf of Ben and I, we so enjoyed having all of you on the trip. It makes what we do even more special when we can share it with such amazing people like you. It was an experience of a lifetime, and we are so blessed to have met you and shared some incredible memories together. We hope to see each one of you in the future, and please make sure to keep in touch. Thanks again for all the laughter, and good luck in all your future endeavors.
Thank you to all of your loved ones at home who kept up with the blog and thanks even more for being patient throughout the week with my internet issues out in the booneys. I really hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as much as we’ve enjoyed sharing and being apart of it. They have lots of stories and memories that they’ll share with you when they’re home.
Until next time, and thanks again!
The Team Leader Duo Tara and Ben