The craziness in our house has been ramped up recently.
The holiday season means a lot of fun, but a ton of traveling for us. We are so excited to spend time with both sides of our families.
Once the holidays are over, we have a couple of weeks of rest before we leave on a trip to South Africa.
It is going to be a pretty special trip.
I was originally in contact with Robert Moore about taking a family safari. He is a wonderful person who connected me with Terry from Destination Southern Africa to work on our travel arrangements there and in-country. Oh, I am sure Terry wishes that was all he was dealing with …
Terry and I connected about the South Africa trip and the next thing I know we’re on a plane to Ethiopia with a team of seven.
Terry has a non-profit, DSA Pays it Forward, which I am delighted to announce has gotten involved with Fayye Foundation as our fiscal sponsor. Knowing Terry as a friend as well as working with his company with the travel for Ethiopia makes me confidently say that anyone going to Africa is in extremely good hands when going through him. We had some really unexpected things happen to us in-country, and Terry and his staff made sure we were taken care of, even if that meant working around the clock to see that we were comfortable.
We’ll be spending our first few nights at Madikwe Lodge. This is a malaria free zone and a wonderful lodge for families.
Next up, we’ll be flying to Cape Town and staying at More Quarters. This is a really cool spot. I am so excited to see Cape Town with the boys (all three of them). We’ll be swimming with the penguins and driving up to Wine Country when we are there.
We will be ending our trip by flying up to Kruger Park and staying at Lion Sands 1933 Lodge.
This lodge is very special. The service we will receive will be like nothing we will have ever experienced before.
However, I am personally most excited for the Treehouse! You can reserve a night to stay at the Chalkley Treehouse overnight. Yes, very romantic, but the inner child in me is also jumping up-and-down with excitement!
I will be saying goodbye to my group in South Africa. My friend Bryan and I will be traveling up to Ethiopia work on maternal healthcare projects with Fayye staff members, as well as meet up with Jack Rose for much anticipated second phase of the Waves for Water Project Ethiopia, which will be implemented during this trip.
Ready or not here we come.