When we arrived at the gates of Welgedacht, our ranger, whose name is Ian and the same young man as from our trip before, was waiting for us. He had been assigned to taking care of us again and we were grateful and happy to see him. We dumped our suitcases at our bungalow and quickly got back on the road with Ian as we just couldn't wait any longer to see George and Yame. As we approached their enclosure, I thought my heart was going to burst out of my chest. Jade was waiting for us. She entered the enclosure and said she would look for the boys as she was certain they wouldn't come on their own. She took off to the left. Tete and I walked to the right of the closure on the outside. We called for them - using the call we always used at the center while they were here with us in Madrid. Within two minutes they came running. There was no doubt that they recognized the call and our voices.
We had an amazing morning walk one day with Kevin and the boys which gave us a chance to catch up. The boys had a great time climbing the rocks and hills - doing their best to wear us out. George's back legs are still not the best but he tries to run with the wind and climbs at an equal pace with Yame. He then needs a good rest for a bit but gets right back at it. So determined! On our way back, we caught up with Mandy and the children. Such a thrill to have Kevin schedule some time for us. He doesn't stop; always somewhere to be and something important to do. We know he had to juggle his life around for us and we are so grateful. Such a wonderful day. Never forget it!
Our last day started like a lot of "last" days often start; wishing it hadn't come.