If you’re planning a safari to Tanzania, I don’t recommend having Max and Elly help you pack.
I made the mistake of telling them on Tuesday that we were going on a family safari on Friday. They’ve been preparing every since.
This morning they insisted on packing the Land Cruiser for the trip.
Keep in mind that we are doing a day trip to Tarangire National Park. We will be gone for 12 hours at most.
Here’s what they’ve packed so far:
- Every pair of shoes they own, including their new rain boots from Aunt Carla and their now-too-small tennis shoes.
- Two belts.
- Two rain hats (also from Aunt Carla).
- Two caps (souvenirs from their trip to Henry Doorly Zoo last summer when we visited the States).
- Every apron Grandma has made for them, about 12.
- They attempted to pack Anita’s flip flops but she retrieved those since she had only taken then off momentarily when they picked them up to pack in the Cruiser.
I guess they’re leaving it up to me to remember to pack food, water, and the camera.
Just discovered your blog and have spent last two days reading and rereading. Your family is beautiful! I know this is from awhile ago but I have so enjoyed it. Love from Nebraska.
Thanks for your sweet comments, Darci! I’m glad you enjoy the blog–it’s been a fun way to share all of our Tanzania adventures with family and friends back home.
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I just started following your Blog! I found your website at the end of an article in the November issue of Gather. I had the joy of visiting Tanzania in May of this year and one of the parks we visited was Tarangire National Park! What a beautiful park! I was wondering if you know Linda Jacobson in Arusha. She is married to Dr. Mark Jacobson. My church, First Lutheran Church in Stoughton, WI, supports his mission. So glad I found your blog. Love from Wisconsin.
Hi Jeanne, yes I do know Linda Jacobson–in fact, she is the Lutheran missionary I referenced in my article that leads the women’s Bible study here in Arusha.
I’m glad you’ve had a chance to visit Tanzania. If you ever make your way back again be sure to let me know!
This is wonderful! I do plan on returning to Tanzania next year, just don’t know when yet. I usually travel with Operation Bootstrap Africa with Diane Jacoby. I will be sure to let you know when I will be back.
God’s Blessings for you and your family.