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Mike McGee provides food for his Zimbabwean friends

August 27, 2009
Look the supermarkets in Botswana have food in them!

Look the supermarkets in Botswana have food in them!

Mike Mcgee gave me $100 dollars before I left California and asked me to do something for some of the friends he made when he was on a Daring Journeys trip in 2002.  Although a lot of the folks he knew from then had passed away, there were a few folks still around who appreciated his kind gesture.

While we were in Botswana (Chobe National Park) before crossing into Zimbabwe, we purchased food at the supermarket in the town of Kasane.  The photos are the pictures of the butcher and his helpers…they had to help us carry the food to the counter because we had so much!

 

 

 

 

Elsie found food for her meals too!

Elsie found food for her meals too!

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Sharing a Meal at the Old Folks Home

August 27, 2009
Old Folks Home in Chinotimba Township
Financial Donations to Daring Journeys help to make this event possible.  While in Livingstone, Zambia, we did some shopping for the food for this meal.  You can’t readily find everything you need when shopping for food in Zimbabwe, so it’s best to pick up the things you need in Botswana or Zambia before crossing the border.  Zambia is a little more….hmmm…a lot more expensive than Botswana, but we couldn’t take the risk of not getting what we needed in Zimbabwe.

Below are pictures of our day at the Old Folks compound in Chinotimba Township, Zimbabwe. 

The elder woman make their way to the meal

The elder woman make their way to the meal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elsie greets the elders and tells them of the future plans DJ has for them

Elsie greets the elders and tells them of the future plans DJ has for them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Paul Stickel who donated toward this meal!  It was a real treat for the elders!

The men waiting patiently for the meal

The men waiting patiently for the meal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waiting patiently for their meal...not enjoying being photographed

Waiting patiently for their meal...not enjoying being photographed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olga, Elsie, Jane & Goodbye helping to serve the meal

Olga, Elsie, Jane & Goodbye helping to serve the meal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course I have to get into the pictures!

Of course I have to get into the pictures!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washing hands first is a must!

Washing hands first is a must!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New 2nd hand clothing creating a big smile!

New 2nd hand clothing creating a big smile!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Elsie for the donated clothing!

Elsie’s mom passes away 2 weeks before she departed for Africa and Elsie found the time to gather some of her mom’s clothing and donate them to the elders.

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Heading back with a full belly and others in the background helping to clean up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The smiles and thank you

The smiles and thank you's where touching!

Views of Joburg & Soweto

September 29, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daring Activities

September 18, 2008

Let’s go sit and relax in the pool…the pool right next to the edge of Victoria Falls!  Now this is a Daring Journey!

The proper way to cool down!

The proper way to cool down!

 

Living on the Edge!

 

Why are we the only ones here?

Livingstone, Zambia

September 18, 2008

Ah, Livingstone….meat pies…Fanta Grape…internet access…and time to update my blog!  So I thought!  We are having a power outage in Livingstone from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.!!!!!!  Africa…it’s all part of the expereince!

Well the electricty came back up early!  I’m just going to chill today and sort out some things.  I’ll see if I can upload some of my pictures from my Journey so far.

Happy Birthday Laura Miller!!!!!

September 27, 2007

My apologies for the misprint of Laura’s age….She turned 54 yesterday!  She’s going to kill me when she finds out the age that I originally published!  All her family members who are reading this and have been following this blog…I will give you 50% of a Daring Journeys trip if you don’t tell her!!!!!  Please!!!!!