Published: March 25th 2012March 25th 2012
Sorry this is out of order. I'm writing you from the airport in Johannesburg - just before our flight back Stateside. We leave in about 3 hours for Atlanta - a 16-17 hour haul! We left the Kruger Game Park early this morning, so have been in a van for the 6 1/2 drive to J-burg. Individually, I think we are all ready to come home and contemplate an impressive trip. Reflecting back, we've done a lot from our first night here in Jburg, a church service in Manzini, HIV/AIDS task force visits while in Manzini, the game park near Manzini, eye clinics in Manzini, Mbabuda and Siteki, Luke Commission general clinics in rural areas, Mabuda Farms, surgery -clinics-postops at Good Shepherd and Mabuda Farms - the idyllic setting we enjoyed for too little time. This part of Africa was much different than I'd expected - much more inviting than I'd imagined. Despite its challenges, there is a romantic appeal, nature draws you in, the people lock it in. I look forward to more reflection and future opportunities to come here again.
From the blog's perspective, I'll try to catch up with some of the remaining things we did and update you all. Initially I'll try to download some more images to share the amazing time we had at Kruger Park. What a place! What an experience!