Did: Get a beautiful orphan girl to smile by showing her a picture of herself.
Did: See Kilimanjaro
Did: Go more than 2 days without a shower.
Did Not: Trade my shoes for a Malachite bowl (I tried to but the man insisted on more than my shoes).
See a rhino.
See a dung beetle rolling a ball of dung.
Photograph many beautiful people in Tanzania.
Did Not: Climb Kilimanjaro.
Did: Meet people with very few resources who are doing what they can to solve problems and help people in their communities.
Did: Eat goat meat and spleen and drink goat’s blood soup with Maasai men.
Did: Sleep under a mosquito net.
Did: Get stung by an African bee (had the stinger in my cheek for almost two days & didn’t realize it until my cheek started swelling).
Did: Drive past Olduvai gorge contemplating being in the area where my species evolved.
Did: Stand on the edge of the Great Rift Valley.
Did: Chop wood with a machete with the Maasai women. (Didn’t carry it back like the women did).
Did Not: Check In on Facebook from Ngorongoro.
Did Not: Buy a silver bicep bracelet (see David Wilcox’s song “Johnny’s Camero”).
Did: Make new friends.
Did Not: See a pangolin (Google it).