My Trip to Ghana, September 2016

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The new mosque in Accra

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Bill taking shots outside our hotel, The Triple Crown Inn, in Accrathumb_DSC_3501_1024

Welcome to the Triple Crownthumb_DSC_3502_1024

Peg waiting outside the Triple Crown

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Zaina Lodge in Mole National Park, Main Buildingthumb_DSC_3504_1024thumb_DSC_3505_1024

Decorated with local craftsthumb_DSC_3506_1024thumb_DSC_3507_1024

The individual Bungalowsthumb_DSC_3509_1024

My Roomthumb_DSC_3511_1024

 The walk from the main lodge to the bungalowsthumb_DSC_3512_1024

Welcome to Zainathumb_DSC_3513_1024

Bill and Peg dining in the main building. The tables overlook the pool and watering hole below the hillthumb_DSC_3519_1024

On our first safarithumb_DSC_3520_1024

Lots of antelopethumb_DSC_3521_1024

Our first view of elephants

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It’s picking up steamthumb_DSC_3525_1024

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Just in case the elephants get too closethumb_DSC_3529_1024

The view of the lodge from belowthumb_DSC_3530_1024

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Lots of elephant shots. We were amazed.thumb_DSC_3540_1024

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Bill, the intrepid

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Peg, also intrepid. thumb_DSC_3571_1024

Sunsetthumb_DSC_3573_1024

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A view of the watering hole below the hillthumb_DSC_3579_1024

Packs of elephantsthumb_DSC_3582_1024

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Flooding from the heavy rainsthumb_DSC_3587_1024

The antelope was just as curious

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This one didn’t care we were around

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The morning safari stop for a quick breakfastthumb_DSC_3591_1024

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Our guide and his gun

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Rainy season flooded roadthumb_DSC_3598_1024

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Museum in Mole Parkthumb_DSC_3611_1024thumb_DSC_3614_1024thumb_DSC_3616_1024thumb_DSC_3617_1024thumb_DSC_3619_1024thumb_DSC_3622_1024thumb_DSC_3623_1024

On safarithumb_DSC_3625_1024

Warthogs, they have to bend their front legs so they can eatthumb_DSC_3627_1024

These elephant shots were taken right outside our bungalowsthumb_DSC_3628_1024thumb_DSC_3631_1024thumb_DSC_3632_1024thumb_DSC_3633_1024thumb_DSC_3634_1024

The ever present guard thumb_DSC_3636_1024thumb_DSC_3637_1024thumb_DSC_3639_1024thumb_DSC_3641_1024

More of Zainathumb_DSC_3642_1024

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Poor ugly warthogs!thumb_DSC_3646_1024thumb_DSC_3647_1024

Baboonsthumb_DSC_3648_1024

Cute babiesthumb_DSC_3649_1024thumb_DSC_3650_1024thumb_DSC_3651_1024thumb_DSC_3652_1024One of the villagers who lives in the park

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The Shea butter villagethumb_DSC_3655_1024thumb_DSC_3657_1024thumb_DSC_3658_1024thumb_DSC_3659_1024thumb_DSC_3661_1024

Kids love their pictures takenthumb_DSC_3662_1024

Ready for a “cruise” on the Mole Riverthumb_DSC_3663_1024thumb_DSC_3664_1024thumb_DSC_3665_1024thumb_DSC_3666_1024thumb_DSC_3668_1024

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Explaining how Shea Butter is madethumb_DSC_3671_1024thumb_DSC_3672_1024thumb_DSC_3673_1024

A lodge not too far from the park. To think we could have stayed here instead!thumb_thumb_DSC_3674_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3675_1024_1024

Pictures taken in the village of Larabanga and of the Larabanga Mosque, one of the oldest in West Africa

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The male entrancethumb_thumb_DSC_3683_1024_1024

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Repairing the mosquethumb_thumb_DSC_3687_1024_1024

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The female entrancethumb_thumb_DSC_3689_1024_1024

The thunder and massive lightning storm from Zaina Lodgethumb_thumb_DSC_3690_1024_1024

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The infinity poolthumb_thumb_DSC_3692_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3695_1024_1024

More of the lodgethumb_thumb_DSC_3696_1024_1024

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Outside the bungalowsthumb_thumb_DSC_3704_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3705_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3706_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3707_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3708_1024_1024

My room with canvas to make it look tent-likethumb_thumb_DSC_3709_1024_1024

A Bolga basketthumb_thumb_DSC_3710_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3711_1024_1024

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The roof and passageway of our hotel in Bolga, Comme Si, Comme Sathumb_thumb_DSC_3713_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3714_1024_1024

Pictures from Sirigu, the Women’s Organization for Pottery and Arts

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The woman who painted the pictures we boughtthumb_thumb_DSC_3720_1024_1024

Pictures taken along the road from Sirigu back to Bolgathumb_thumb_DSC_3721_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3722_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3723_1024_1024

At our hotel, Melanie who was a teacher with usthumb_thumb_DSC_3725_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3731_1024_1024

Agatha Gilgo\thumb_thumb_DSC_3743_1024_1024

Gracethumb_thumb_DSC_3747_1024_1024

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Mahogany Trees thumb_thumb_DSC_3750_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3751_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3753_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3754_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3755_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3756_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3757_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3758_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3762_1024_1024

Grace’s New House in Progress

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The compound across from Grace’s new house where I took refuge from the sunthumb_thumb_DSC_3769_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3770_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3771_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3772_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3773_1024_1024

The restaurant at our hotel in Bolgathumb_thumb_DSC_3774_1024_1024

Random Bolga market shotsthumb_thumb_DSC_3775_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3776_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3777_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3782_1024_1024

Three Peace Corps volunteers currently in the Bolga area. We invited them to dinner remembering how wonderful it would have been being treated to dinner when we were volunteers.thumb_thumb_DSC_3783_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3784_1024_1024

The road to the village of the basket weaversthumb_thumb_DSC_3785_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3786_1024_1024

Various stages in weaving a Bolga basketthumb_thumb_DSC_3788_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3789_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3790_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3791_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3792_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3793_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3794_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3795_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3796_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3797_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3798_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3799_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3800_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3801_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3802_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3803_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3804_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3805_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3807_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3808_1024_1024

Heating the dyethumb_thumb_DSC_3809_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3810_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3811_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3815_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3818_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3819_1024_1024

Back in Bolga. Smart sheep away from the sunthumb_thumb_DSC_3820_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3821_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3823_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3824_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3825_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3826_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3828_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3829_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3830_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3831_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3832_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3833_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3834_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3835_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3836_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3837_1024_1024thumb_thumb_DSC_3838_1024_1024

Big screaming match in the market. A woman came up to me and pointed at my camera and the crowd so I snapped a few pictures.

This is the end of my pictures. We flew from Tamale to Accra where we stayed another day and a couple of nights. We shopped on our last day and ate wonderful Lebanese food at Frankie’s. The food was delicious though I would never have guessed Frank was Lebanese from his name. I remember Tahlal’s back in the day.

This was the most wonderful trip with the two best traveling companions.

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Happy Easter 2017

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The Easter Tree I decorate every year as a surprise for my friends.

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My friends with ears from their Easter baskets.

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Clare and I. That would be my Easter fascinator.

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The bunny who comes every Easter to dinner at the Ocean House with us. She lights up, festive rabbit.

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Last Year’s Snow Storm in February: Click On the Title to See the Photos

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Christmas Eve 2016

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 Clare concentrates on her creation

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I decorate the roof

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We weren’t great spinners.

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Tony building

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Ghana

I promise to upload Ghana photos tomorrow.

 

 

 

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The Outside Shower in Spring

The spawns of Satan made my outside shower their food storage site for the winter. I wasn’t happy!

 

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February 2016 Storm

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New Hampshire: Spring 2016

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Gracie and Fern

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Easter 2016

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