BONDING WITH TIMBO IN SOUTH AFRICA

One of the optional tours was an excursion where we could interact and ride with elephants.  None of us had ever done this, so we jumped on board right away.  We were all excited, and a little nervous.  We walked into the venue to see five large elephants all lined up in a row, with…

SCUBA DIVING – TRAINING DAY 1

I am so proud of Tony!  You see, sometimes I get these hair-brained ideas in my head and I am adamant on doing them.  The most recent, obviously, was scuba diving.  Surprisingly, it didn’t take much convincing from Tony (I don’t think he thought I would actually go through with it).  But I found a…

PICTURES

Think about the one thing you hate about yourself. The one thing in your life that you try to hide from everyone, afraid of what they might say, or think. We all have something. A scar from that bad fall when you were a kid, or the mole on the side of your face. Whatever…

FRUSTRATION. SAND DUNES.

I looked over and saw the sweat running down Tony’s face.  “Oh my god, he’s going to hurl,” is all I could think.  I reached for the small green bag stuffed in the cup holder next to me and asked if he needed it.  He just shook his head no as he took deep breaths…

DR. MATEJCZYK

Dear Dr. Matejczyk, I rode a camel last week.  Because of you.  Her name was Sheila. It was five years ago when I first met you.  I didn’t like you from the moment I saw you.  But then, I didn’t like any of the doctors I was meeting.  I knew that what was ahead of…

FRANCE – FOR ALL THE SINGLE PEOPLE

We were coming to the end of our Mediterranean cruise and our last stop was Marseille, France.  We had a bus tour to several churches, most namely being the Notre Dame Cathedral (of Marseille).  I learned there are several Notre Dame Cathedrals in Europe (and this wasn’t the famous one).  Later we would have some…