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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"Out of Africa" or "Going to Africa" Again...

First and foremost I am blessed/spoiled/crazy/add an adjective, to be heading back to South Africa to visit my friends, Helen and Dan Gruneisen. The opportunity arose and I "had" to take it and I am very thankful to be making a return trip I am calling the "miracle trip", as opposed to last years' "trip of a lifetime"! 

Helen and I have an exciting itinerary that is full of adventure around every corner, and not only in SA, but a few other countries starting with a safari in Botswana. I will be posting photos and details of the trip provided we have wifi, and there maybe a couple to few consecutive days of no posts, but will post when I can. Helen will also be posting to Facebook when she can as well (she will tag me). 

As many of you know who have followed my posts, and my 2015's trip, I simply fell in love with the continent of Africa. Few words can describe the "feeling", but that is exactly what it is, not a place, but a feeling. And that is the true beauty above all else. 

As I prepared for this trip with shots, malaria pills, and packing, I have also read about our travel adventures. I embark today and leave my readers with this from a travel magazine: "Travel tends to make all of us hyper-aware of details; when we are away from the distractions of our lives, we come awake to the small moments. That's why we travel, and why we take lots of pictures. The trick is to bring hyper-awareness home with you and to keep it alive!"

BSoleille! The bright side of doing just that!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

have a wonderful adventure! Rita