the Smoke that Thunders

Victoria Falls is one of those indescribable places. Smoke that Thunders (Mosi-o-Tunya) is very accurate. It took my breath away. Pictures cannot do it justice, but I will try.

You can't see the bottom without really risking toppling over. The noise is deafening.

The falls are near the town of Livingstone, Zambia.

Here we are standing at the top of the falls. What's up with the water stains on my shirt? I need to learn photoshop.

These monkeys hang around and intimidate people for food. Seriously, monkeys were my least favorite part of living in Africa.

She was so happy to be soaking wet. Ok, see that "guardrail" behind her? It was about 4 inches in diameter, soaking wet, and covered in slippery moss. At one point she was STANDING on it. I think I had a mini heart attack.

This is the bridge to Zimbabwe. On the advice of our State Department, we decided not to go there. But, we did spend some time at the border - another story, for another day.

This is at the top of the falls. There is actually a pool there at the edge you can SWIM in. It's called the Devil's Swimming Pool. I am so thankful my husband did not do this, because that is something right up his "I'm really happy when I am doing something really dangerous" alley. I have seen pictures of people in there, but no one was in it that day.

The end.

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