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Back in Tanzania

Camping and hiking

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Just thought I would check in to update everyone. I arrived back in Arusha on November 13th and will be here until December 4th before leaving for Paris. Since my phone is still messed up I have no pictures to add to this post. In Sri Lanka the Samsung store added a memory card to my phone for pictures but without removing it and inserting into a laptop or computer I can't access them. I stayed at the foot of Kilimanjaro for the first two nights in a very beautiful location. Hiking to the Weru Weru river from the lodge was a nice adventure. After staying in Arusha for a couple of nights and reconnecting with friends made last time, I went camping for a few nights near two waterfalls. A very peaceful and beautiful setting. Yesterday I took some supplies into the Joshua daycare that I had purchased in the Delhi airport. The children immediately started singing, "if you're happy and you know it" when they saw me! I will likely visit them again while I am here. So that's all for now. Probably the shortest post so far! I will update more when I can. Missing Kellie who is busy back in Nanaimo working and readjusting to life at home. For me, the pending end to this adventure is bittersweet as I am missing everyone and beginning to wonder how I also will readjust, find work, etc. Many mixed feelings right now.

Posted by kelshell 08:57 Archived in Tanzania

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Glad to hear your making the most of every day. Don't over-think your re-entry, just take it day to day - just like you're doing now!

by Carol

No doubt Shelley, there are a lot of unknowns at the end of the trip and that is nerve-racking for anybody. There are also a TON of open arms who will welcome you and excited for your return.

What an experience you have had! I'm so envious of your camp trip near the waterfalls... Heaven, and Mt. Kilimanjaro! Wow, can't wait to see pictures!

Love the kids singing songs of home, how adorable.

Miss you,


by Tonya

Thanks Carol and Tonya for your wise words. I am reminding myself daily to live each moment whenever I start stressing about coming back. I have 3 more weeks to live the dream!

by kelshell

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