Wednesday, April 20, 2016


I set out to climb "BIG" hill...
In the greater scheme of things "BIG" hill isn't really very big,  
just bigger than little hill.

Lately I had taken "BIG" hill for granted. 
Though I could see it everyday from my office window, 
I turned away and ignored it.

Half way up I was out of breath and feeling...uncomfortable? I didn't like it -- I didn't like it at all. What had happened? "BIG" hill use to be easy and now it felt hard. I continued on, beating myself up with should haves, would haves and could haves. Not enough of this and too much of that. Making matters worse, I was weighing myself down with negativity.

Press Pause

What was I thinking? I had a fleeting recollection of everyone that I had ever encountered that had given up all together because it didn't feel good -- muscles ache, knees hurt, feet swell. Understood BUT it feels even worse when you quit.

I wrapped my head around a new thought, a word, a simple idea - CLIMB. By the end of the year I want "BIG" hill to feel easy - CLIMB. Every time something seems hard, I will think - CLIMB. When I don't feel like going for a walk - CLIMB. No time - CLIMB. Too hot, too tired, too late --- CLIMB, CLIMB, CLIMB.

My Mantra -- CLIMB!!!

Now I'm thinking I am going to CLIMB something even bigger than big...

Thursday, April 14, 2016


Over the years Gene and I have explored different areas of Africa in a variety of ways. Through our extensive experience we have a select list of what makes a safari exceptional... 
Our last trip to Tanzania checked everything off that list. 
Especially the service -- so warm and friendly we felt like we were home. 
As time has past we are longing for that place that lulls us to sleep at night

then wakes us gently in the morning...

Home is not a's a feeling.
A place where high emotions and excitement fill the day all wrapped up in a sense of happiness. Then as the sun goes down, reflecting by the warmth of the cozy fire you take comfort in just...being.

With only room for 10 guests

our stay will be at small intimate private camps and lodges
where we will be specially welcomed by our Tanzanian friends 
Paulo, Ian. Good Luck, Anofi and Jairo.

Would you like to be one of 10?