I am not sure how the hippo became a cute little stuffed animal in the Western world. They are huge, kind of scary and a little sneaky.
After hearing there were life jackets, I changed my mind and said The Littles and I would go. Too bad I didn't think through the fact that they already heard me say they couldn't go because it was too dangerous. We had one very stressed out Little A on our hands. :)
Our hippo-seeking vessel...
Little J felt a bit braver about the escapade...
"Hey Little A, look a hippo!"
And about this point I started to say, "Okay guys, this is close enough, let's go"…I didn't want angry hippos overturning the boat
Glad we went? Yes.
Glad to be back on land? Also, yes.