"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to let you in."

-- Robert Frost

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

loose ends

Traffic in Africa is crazy. Not as crazy as India. Still. There's the strong possibility that one may lose a sideview mirror in the mayhem. Not to worry though, this guy has collected many a spare part from the gutters and will gladly sell yours back to you ... or that of another unlucky driver.

Hot fritters are soooo good at the end of a long day.

This gives fish and chips a new meaning. Maybe they're just fish chips. Either way, Annie was brave enough to give them a go for us.

Just loving up some African chickens. Celia can whisper chickens into a trance. Literally. But one must be careful because such talent may be misconstrued as witchcraft.

Interesting sauces for burgers in restaurants.

Speaking of witchcraft, we stopped in at the Livingstone Natural History Museaum.

It's 3/4's about witchcraft.

And 1/4 letters from Dr. Livingston.

Witchcraft must be a common problem.

Friends we'll never forget.

And a long ride home.

victoria falls

Sitting in sixth grade geography class and learning all the continents, countries and their landforms, I promised myself I'd one day see those places.

The Zambezi River threw me back into that sixth grade excitement.

African autumn is stunning.

And there's no better way to see the bush.

Sometimes no matter what you do, the monkeys will just chase you down the road.

Victoria falls did not disappoint.

Africans aren't really concerned with safety. Branches crisscross to build fences all around the falls.

These girls built up the courage to jump off the falls bridge.

Again, not concerned with safety, duct tape fixes everything.

Annie stood on the edge. "I don't think I want to do this," she told the crew. "Okay," the guy said and then pushed her off the bridge.

Brave girls.

Careless mom.

And sixth grade me was just grinning from ear to ear.