The following morning a hike around Diamond Head keep the food/exercise balance in check and it was great to head the shore just as the sun made its first appearance.
Olivia and Adriana went to a cheer competition in Sacramento. Adriana’s team got second place and the medal is proudly on display in her room. Surely one of many to come. Well done!
Adriana is staying busy with Premier. She’s into it and it’s a good outlet for all her energy. She’ll start competition soon and had to have her picture taken today for the application.
Olivia and John enjoyed a dinner with the Schuhs and Chens at 31st Union in San Mateo. It’s a great little place that source the ingredients from local farmers.
Isabella received many cards from friends and family and was very appreciative. Getting mail was her favorite part of her day and she sends her heartfelt gratitude!
Bella finished her cheer camp late Monday morning with a show. Olivia and the girls were there to watch and the bunch of them went back to Casa Bellamia right after.
The Burlingame High School team got a Spirit award for the first time in four years. Congratulations! The whole thing is over Monday shortly after noon with a performance.
Overall a quiet weekend before Pia and Ella starts Volleyball camp. Adriana will continue her summer camp at Alligator Art while Bella is already practicing cheer before spending next weekend at cheer camp.
Just back from the second of the two gorilla treks. It was pure heaven compared to yesterday. Almost flat the entire time, and other than crossing a couple of streams, it felt like the gorillas were in our backyard.
I left Albert, Ben and the rest of the Kyambura Lodge staff behind at 8:00 this morning, and started the journey towards Bwindi and the gorillas.
...some fellow guest were returning at the same time having seen a family of 19 gorillas. So chances of actually hanging out with them are good.
We were there for the skool of hippos that always hang around there. Got a few shot and left the park to go back home for breakfast.
The public roads to get there are in really poor condition, I saw trash such as water bottles in the park on several occasions.
The camp itself is beautiful. The pictures on the site doesn’t really do it justice. It’s only three years old but is built in a wonderful rustic style.
It was quite remarkable to see chimpanzees in the wild and to be within meters of them.