Monday, August 13, 2012

Headed back

It's been over a year since we first and last were in Tanzania. Tanzania was not chosen as the country for our first African visit but Tanzania was the product of a connection with Dr Lace of Salem. This second trip is to restate that we did not forget those we met during that first trip south of the equator. This trip will repeat some of the same locations, some of the same people and some of the same activities and tasks. It will also offer some new experiences such as conducting clinics in the village Lengasti, traveling to Dar Es Salaam to work in the orphanage there and extending some of the touring of wildlife.

The five of us are packed or will be by tomorrow afternoon with our individual personal carry-ons and seven bags with supplies for the village and several agencies working with orphans and vulnerable children in Arusha and Dar Es Salaam. The immunizations are complete, the tickets and papers are in order and everyone is very energized. Persons who traveled with last year's team have delivered greetings and gifts for one-year old friends from that past trip. Others have delivered items to be taken to family back in Africa.

We can project what we will be doing and forecast our days, but that would be folly as every day brings an expected treat or variation. The trip is unique to us even as a second time and may be unique to some of you. We invite you to join us on this blog as we find opportunities to write and to connection to the modern Internet. Thanks for joining us.

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