City and Township Tour, Safari

Forgive my lack of writing tact but we dont have a lot of time on the internet!

Today we

–Woke up and had a good African Breakfast

–Drove an hour outside of Durban to the Safari with Mr. Tommy our tour guide

–Ate a picnic lunch at the park

–Loaded up all ten of us in one jeep for a 2 hour Safari

–Saw a ton of different animals and everyone came back in one piece!

–Got taught some basic Zulu (language) by our driver.

–Got a tour of the Durban “Townships”.  These are the very poor pockets of people living in “shanty towns” just outside the city.  Our Driver Mr. Tommy grew up in the Township and explained to us how they were formed and how the poverty was intentional developed during the last century of segregation.  We dont have a lot of pictures of this because we were already ticking out and we wanted to be very respectful.  This shook our group pretty good and we had a great debriefing time tonight and digested the cause of how we were feeling and how it relates to our lives.

–Met up with the rest of the World Vision Comrades team and the World Vision South Africa staff at a pre-race dinner! Pretty special as our kids were introduced and bragged upon!

–Had a great debriefing time and we are ready to experience and support the runners at the Comrades tomorrow!

The details above and pictures below are just a sampling of all the awesome things! So much to share when we get back….but for now pictures will have to do!

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Incredible…tell everybody hello for us! And tell cheyenne she better stop poppin that gum! Lol

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  2. Haha….she was totally poppin her gum today! Great call and Great times!

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  3. Posted by Andrea Jensen on May 29, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Great to know everyone is safe & being challenged!

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  4. Posted by Ron Funk on May 29, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Great photos! Enjoy hearing the stories of the travel with all the kids. Look forward to more!

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  5. Posted by Crystal Robinson on May 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I am so proud of our Breakthrough Runners. It looks like everyone is having a good time and I’m sure you all will have interesting stories to tell. I can’t wait to hear more about the trip! Enjoy!

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  6. Posted by Kimberly Embery Carroll on May 31, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Hey guys those photos are great!!!!!!! I always want to travel to Africa,however I am greatful that you all had the chance to experience it first. I’m next praise God!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Posted by Tony on June 1, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Yum. What comes in an African breakfast??

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