It’s true, despite the better wishes of the Unites States Customs Department, I’m back from Africa and now here in the U.S.
Remember that sinking feeling you had as a kid after leaving an amusement park, your mind dwelling on all those rides that you missed out on and couldn’t wait to come back and jump on? Yeah, same feeling.
As for a little debriefing, in the time that I was there I was able to head out on a multi-day safari in Kruger National Park, mainly sticking to the southern portion of the park (where we saw 4 of the Big 5 — the elusive leopard excluded), took a road trip through Swaziland via the back seat of a Chinese-manufactured van (how Kerouac, right?), and finally did something I’ve been meaning to do for a while: obtain my PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tofo, Mozambique, in the presence of humpback whales, manta rays, whale sharks, and sea turtles.
I also watched “He’s Just Not That Into You” out of shear boredom on my 15-hour flight out of New York. I vow to obtain sleeping pills for my next flight.
Anyway, thanks again to Jon and Hal who clearly did an incredible job while I was away. Hal, thanks again for you help buddy, now go have fun in B.A. Jon, thanks and we look forward to your continued contributions.
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