My Gorilla Adventure

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Referral Group Incorporated

I knew this would be memorable and OMG was it. I spent 10 days in Uganda before getting to the point and the place of the trek. Bwindi is called impenetrable for a reason. Few humans ever make this journey and fewer are successful. I knew all of this but I went anyway principally because my days of daring are limited, and the less than 880 endangered gorillas in the world may soon be no more.

The climb is impossible to describe, but all who do it have faith that they will prevail and while my faith was sorely tested, I did with the help of two porters get there. I saw six members of the third largest family, including a baby who came to me, wrapped itself around my leg and then proceed to grab my shirt with such force I was pretty sure I would lose it. People were laughing and taking pictures and I had an experience I won't soon forget. I have no pictures of this, but a new friend I traveled with does and when I get it, I will share.

What I did find was a softness in these gorgeous creatures that pictures really can't convey. I was but feet away from these awesome mammals and felt a sense of peace. Some things are worth sacrificing for and my time with the gorillas was mine.

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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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So glad you experienced that, what a wonderful memory you now carry with you and you also become an advocate for these wonderful animals.

May 23, 2018 07:51 AM #29
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Thank you Nick.           Sheila

May 23, 2018 07:54 AM #30
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Brian England
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Wow, that sounds completely amazing and I am so glad that you got to experience it.  It sounds scary that one wrapped it's arms around your leg, can't wait to see the pictures of that.

May 23, 2018 10:01 AM #31
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Thanks Brian.      Sheila

May 23, 2018 11:05 AM #32
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Shelia,

 I can't wait to see the baby gorilla wrapped around you and glad you made new friends! Have a wonderful day!

May 23, 2018 11:11 AM #33
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Thanks Yolanda.           Sheila

May 23, 2018 11:15 AM #34
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What an adventure, Sheila. I'm gonna have to google that trip and see exactly what is involved with getting there. It was a lot of work to get to see the butterflies in Mexico but it was worth it. I imagine I'd feel the same way about the gorillas. Love your photos, too!

May 23, 2018 06:42 PM #35
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Hi Elizabeth. It is called the Impenetrable National Park for a reason. TY     Sheila

May 24, 2018 06:26 AM #36
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Oh my goodness, Sheila. I've been wondering how you are - and about this trip. This is magnificent. Those beautiful creatures could teach us a lot of lessons about life.  I'm sure you are forever changed because of the experience. D 

May 24, 2018 07:56 AM #37
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I am indeed Debb. Just incredible. Sweet creatures with soft eyes. TY     Sheila

May 24, 2018 02:31 PM #38
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Kat Palmiotti
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Your pictures are amazing! I can't wait to see the one your friend took.

May 25, 2018 03:53 AM #39
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Thank you Kat. Tomorrow.      Sheila

May 25, 2018 04:27 AM #40
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Margaret Goss
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I love that you chased your dream and you've inspired all of us with your story. And as others have said, what kind of monster would harm these gentle animals?

May 28, 2018 07:16 AM #41
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Thanks so much Margaret.      Sheila

May 28, 2018 07:33 AM #42
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John Wiley
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Wow!! What an adventure you shared with us.

I had no idea that such a trip was available.

It sounds like you gained some confidence in yourself from the journey.

Thanks, love the photos.

May 29, 2018 06:35 AM #43
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Thank you John. I did, but I was also lucky and I know it.      Sheila

May 29, 2018 08:29 AM #44
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I missed this one and thrilled that Carol Williams  featured this . I really enjoyed your adventures .Can't wait to see more photos of your trip . One can understand Dian Fossey and her love for these primates .

May 29, 2018 01:59 PM #45
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Thank you Hannah.      Sheila

May 30, 2018 07:11 AM #46
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Amazing!  Thank you for sharing your photos.  I can't imagine the feelings you must have sensed while being amonst these large creatures!  Glad that Carol featured your post!

May 30, 2018 03:34 PM #47
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Thank you Jan.      Sheila

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