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Tarangire Adventuriety

 I always thought that pictures of the animals in Tanzania took months to capture.  I assumed that the animals would be hard to find and then hard to actually see.  Those professional photos probably did take some work but there are infinite photo opps with many different animals.  Tarangire will spoil you with the variety of animals in an incredible setting. Tarangire National Park is the...

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Home Sweet and Sour Home Domesticiety

We have been home for a little over 24 hours and it is nice.  My bed feels really good and I was able to wash every scrap of the stinky laundry.  It was a treat yesterday to wear clothes that I had not seen for eight weeks.  Scott told me that I looked cute; I think it was just because I wasn’t wearing the same...

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Toothbrushes in Tarangire Adventuriety / Inspirietry

Day two of our safari started out again with the special wake-up call of coffee and cookies.  I really am training Scott on morning coffee protocol, and the sooner the better.  We took our coffee outside and sat on the patio of our little house and listened to something or some things munching and crunching their way through the high grass.  Shortly, a family of...

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Arusha National Park…Welcome to Tanzania Adventuriety

We saw a beautiful rainbow on the drive to Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam.  It gave me courage and I almost felt excited about the next ten days.  We would fly directly to Kilimanjaro International Airport, a nine hour flight.  The flight was smooth, even for my paranoid flyer standards and I got excited when I realized that the huge river below us was the...

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To Safari or Not to Safari Adventuriety / Inspirietry

We landed in Amsterdam yesterday morning after ten days on safari in Tanzania.  I can’t believe our time in Tanzania is over.  The trip was not my idea, and would never have been my idea.  I didn’t even want to go, but I came back learning more than I could have ever imagined.  There are many parts to this story so I will just start at...

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A Tourist in Berlin Adventuriety

We have been in Berlin, Germany for two days now and it has been a challenge for me.  I am trying to manage my expectations, expectations that I didn’t even know I had.  I think those may be the worst kind of expectations.  This little side trip to Berlin just kind of happened.  Both Scott and Grant wanted to see Berlin and we had some...

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A Pop Quiz, German Police and Kind Village People Adventuriety

The German Police are really nice and the German village of Alken is home to kind people.  How did we discover this?  How about a pop quiz?  Did we (a) steal something from the grocery store (b) lose our son in the forest (c) get in a traffic accident (d) forget to pay for gas? We decided to take a nice, long 11 km hike...

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A Lesson in Augsburg, Germany Adventuriety

I’m not sure what day this happened anymore but Ashley and I were looking at the week ahead for her English lesson.  Scott is really into being prepared and looking ahead for the kids’ lessons (sigh) and I am trying very hard to be a team player.  I am a procrastinator through and through and had a successful college career being a procrastinator so looking...

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The Saga Continues Adventuriety

Koblenz literally means “merging of the rivers” and is located at the convergence of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers.  The city is over 2000 years old and it seemed like a good place to see something interesting and historical and recover from our setbacks.  It was also where we would celebrate Scott and Ashley’s birthdays. A few notable things happened during the time we spent...

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