Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sergeant John Farho

John getting his Sergeant rank pinned on him by Holly

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Joshua blue belt test

Mohamed and Joshua

They both passed their tests to move on to the next Taekwondo belts. Josh did a great job.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Crocodile farm

Crocodiles don't like it when you poke them in the ribs.

We had a lot of fun visiting the crocodile farm at Assini. As you can see in this video, a crocodile is fast. When he snaps at the wood stick, he is just a flash of fearsome muscle. It really gets your adrenalin pumping. See how the crocodile uses his tail to attack. I felt like I jumped a foot when the crocodile fist jumped. I guess I didn't, since my camera stayed stable.


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Monday, June 9, 2008

Abidjan Zoo elephant

John is feeding Cany the elephant

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Abidjan Zoo black Emperor scorpion

This black Emperor scorpion was on the ground at the zoo in one of the separation areas that keeps animals separate from the visitors. Joshua spotted it crawling around. It was larger than my size ten feet.

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Abidjan Zoo

This turtle is over 60 years old.

Cany the elephant is 16 years old

Mike, Sue, Josh, John and George Assouf

George arrived to tour the zoo with us. This is a large Silk Cotton tree or Kapok (Ceiba pentrandra). Notice how the trunk branches out into supports. In French it is called a Fromager. Fromager is French for cheese tree, because the ripe seedpod smells like cheese.

John and Sue

The others were all on this bench that was on two piles of dirt a foot above the ground. Erosion had worn away the surrounding dirt.

Josh, John , Sue and Mike

As I joined them, the ground crumbled and it tipped forward. John caught the bench as we jumped from it. Then we took this photo.

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Water Baseball

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Monday, June 2, 2008

John working in Africa

Daniel and John are nailing the first side piece to the pulpit.

The fruit of over 4 hours work!

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