Monday, December 17, 2012
I just got off the phone with mom. She is back home now. Mom says she thinks she saw 25 animals she hadn't seen outside a zoo.
They had to rent a car to get from the airport to where the trail head. Mom said when they got their car they were told that their insurance did not cover the car being rolled by elephants and if they were surrounded by elephants the instructions were in the glove box, not to right the car themselves, but to call the emergency number and they would send someone right out. Mom says they thought this was funny till the were surrounded by 25 elephants. She says they got the instructions out of the glove box and guess they followed the instructions right because after awhile the elephants left.
Mom says they went down to the cape to see whales, dolphins, and penguins. She said they didn't see any whales or dolphins, but that was ok because they had seen them in Alaska. There were plenty of penguins playing in the surf.
Mom said they stayed in hikers hostels. Mom says that since it was herself, my 56 year old sister, her husband and the average age in the hiker is 25 they didn't fit in very well. She said she didn't mean too but hurt some people's pride when they realized my sister and mother were out hiking them.
Mom said she took a lot of pictures till her camera gave up and DS Deb has about 1000. When I get them I post some.